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It will be at least two and a half months before I post any finished work because I am in the middle of a major re-do of all my favorite 30-06 loads and some new ones in my main 30-06 hunting rifle. I can't continue until my new stock comes in but it is suppose to be here soon.

I am at the present working with 165gr Sierra HPBT, Nosler Partition, Remington Core Lokt, Hornday SP, Accubond, Ballistic tip - 168gr Barnes TSX, Sierra MK - 180gr Ballistic Tip, Sierra SP, Nosler Partition PT, Accubond, Barnes MRX- 190gr Sierra MK, 200gr Sierra SPB - 208gr A-Max - 220gr Sierra RN, Nosler Partition - 240gr Woodliegh.

Using the following powders:

IMR4895, IMR4320, IMR4350, IMR4831, IMR7828

AA2495BR

RL-19, RL-17, RL-22

H380, H414, H4350, H4831

Norma MRP

Brass: Winchester, Remingtion, Nosler, Hornady and Federal

Primers: Fed 210M, Fed 210, Remington 9 1/2 and CCI

I am keeping detailed records of velocities, extreme spread, deviations, group size and over all lengths. I do not want to short cut anything and the weather is very hot and humid down here so it will limit my time at the range. Plus I am doing this to develop specific loads for using the 30-06 for the following game as and all around cartridge and main go to rifle. Coyote, bobcat, hog, deer (white tail, coues, Mule) black bear, elk, Moose and possibly a chance again on plains game in Tanzania (if work sends me again)

So, depending on the specific game I am hunting I will have a specific load for the task at hand using my favorite rifle.

I am trying a few things different with my known loads and trying a few new loads because I really want to know if I can do it even better. Yes it would take 157 years to do all of this if I was just beginning with the 30-06, but this work will be on top of at least 28 years of load work for the 30-06.

I am building off known an proven loads I have developed over the years, just doing a little tweaking. As far as target bullets are concerned I am loading only a few three shot groups out of curiosity. This will only take a couple of months maybe three at the most. I did a major re-do ten years ago and I would like some very specific loads for specific work in the field hunting while just adjusting and tweaking my all around loads

Here is a link to an article I just had published which I will follow up with an article on load work. http://ammoguide.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?sn=fMHQUckgGk&id=mhsp68/3006
 

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I am looking foward to seeing your test results. Have you considered using any Vihtavuori reloading powders? The N-150 and N-550 look promising for the 30-06.
 

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I am looking foward to seeing your test results. Have you considered using any Vihtavuori reloading powders? The N-150 and N-550 look promising for the 30-06.
Yes, just have not spent the money to purchase them because of my supply of the ones I mentioned.
 

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I feel your pain (the pain of windy days and chores keeping me from the range, that is).

I'm just getting started, bought IMR4350 and RL22 so far, but when I bought the RL22 the plan was to use it on 200 gr Accubonds. Since I haven't gotten those, I'm concentrating on using Sierra 165 HPBTs and Winchester brass to see what I can do. Starting at 54 grains I've loaded 5 rounds each in 1 grain increments. Gonna see what that does up to 58 and go from there. Any tips, gents?
 

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I going to try the RL22 with the Sierra 150gr BT starting with 58gr. I got some IMR4064 that I am going to try with the Sierra 165gr BT. Also have some IMR4831 I'm going to try.
 
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