I will hunt this week some with my usual load but next week when my 257Wby gets here and I go to the range I want to take my 06 and some more loads to try with the E-Tip ONE MORE TIME!!!! As good as this bullet looks it ought to just jump in the brass and fly out my 06 making exaggerated holes.
Of course there is the possibility that my rifle just does not like them - We will see.
I MEAN LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL THING - IT SHOULD REALLY FLY STRAIGHT
Trying IMR4350, H4831sc, H4350 and 748, Nosler brass, Fed 210 primers. I have bullets weighed and all are the same weight, once fired brass neck sized and squared off and they are all the same length. After this testing I will stop using them if they do not shoot well. The Sierra 165gr GK HPBT is the most accurate at the moment with the 168gr TSX a close second and Ballistic tip is third with Accubond fourth. The only one I will try next is the Partition. Will see what happens next week. It will be cooler, not much wind at all and I will have time so I don't rush the time at the range.
Waters on the 30-06 used IMR4831 and H4831 getting good accuracy with a 150gr bullet. Now his load was slower by about 75-100fps but it was still over 2800fps. I really gave the E-Tips a good jump the last time I used them, so this time I am going to be closer to the rifling. I believe there just might be a balance I can find between the burn rate of the slower powder and the OAL and get lucky finding a good load. I know one thing for sure, this round of shooting will be the verdict.