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#11909933 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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I think my FN commercial Mauser has a 10" twist. I'll find out.

Thanks for those who helped. I haven't made a decision yet. Although I don't believe anyone mentioned them, I'm seriously considering Hawks, or Partitions.
Angus has graciously offered some bullets to try. After trying them I'll make up my mind.
Thanks again,captdavid

Sorry perry, after checking, you did mention Hawks captdavid

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"It's not how hard you hit 'em, it's where you hit 'em." The 30-06 will, with the right bullet, successfully take any game animal in North America up to 300yds.

If you are a hunter, and farther than that, get closer!
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#11909944 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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IMO,the 220 gr Partitions are for really big game,like the big bears or moose etc...


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#11909977 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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You could just double tap them with 110gr Barnes TTSX's


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#11910021 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
IMO,the 220 gr Partitions are for really big game,like the big bears or moose etc...

Or maybe those pesky NM jackwabbits... blush

Seriously, WT's will probably drop faster with lighter '06 bullets. They're moving faster, expanding better, messing up more vital tissue.

I've posted how impressive I've been chest shooting WT's with the 130 gr. Hornady at 3,100+ fps. Good exit, lots of tissue damage, bleeding from entrance and exit wounds, mostly DRT. I'd be surprised if a 220 would do that, same hit.

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#11910025 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: Steelhead]  
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Originally Posted by Steelhead
You could just double tap them with 110gr Barnes TTSX's


Now, 220 really works... grin

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#11910026 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by elkhunternm
IMO,the 220 gr Partitions are for really big game,like the big bears or moose etc...

Or maybe those pesky NM jackwabbits... blush

Seriously, WT's will probably drop faster with lighter '06 bullets. They're moving faster, expanding better, messing up more vital tissue.

I've posted how impressive I've been chest shooting WT's with the 130 gr. Hornady at 3,100+ fps. Good exit, lots of tissue damage, bleeding from entrance and exit wounds, mostly DRT. I'd be surprised if a 220 would do that, same hit.

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#11910052 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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I've used 220gr Core-lokt(s) in my '06 HVA Lightweight. They were punishing on the shooter (me). If your looking to harvest does 2x at a time and can line'em up broadside, 220(s) would be a decent choice.

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Originally Posted by kingston
I've used 220gr Core-lokt(s) in my '06 HVA Lightweight. They were punishing on the shooter (me). If your looking to harvest does 2x at a time and can line'em up broadside, 220(s) would be a decent choice.

Ahhh...

Another bonus, lighter bullets kick less, sometimes a LOT less...

So, if lighter recoil leads to better bullet placement, lighter bullets could end up being much more lethal.

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#11910181 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Yep another vote for the Sierras 220 gr . For the deer I killed with them out of an .06 they worked great

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#11910468 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: kingston]  
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Originally Posted by kingston
I've used 220gr Core-lokt(s) in my '06 HVA Lightweight. They were punishing on the shooter (me). If your looking to harvest does 2x at a time and can line'em up broadside, 220(s) would be a decent choice.


I too, had a Husqvarna Lightweight .30-06. And 220's were absolutely punishing out of that gun!

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#11910545 - 03/19/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/8948791/1

This LW HVA is the reason I started light, 130's. They shot so well, I never looked back.

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My son has the HVA lightweight now and he's tired of the recoil so he put it out on Armslist. I hate to see it go but I don't want to shoot it either.

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HVA's also have 1-12" twists and not 220 works in them.

I've owned 2 in 30/06. One is in the link above and the other became a 7x57


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I only use 220 RN's in .30 US Army ctgs.


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#11912638 - 03/20/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: moosemike]  
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Originally Posted by moosemike
My son has the HVA lightweight now and he's tired of the recoil so he put it out on Armslist. I hate to see it go but I don't want to shoot it either.

Has he tried lighter bullets?

Turns an '06 into another gun...

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He's all about his Armalite AR-15 and his Weatherby Vanguard 6.5 Creedmoor now. I don't think he much cares about light bullets in a .30-06. All he shoots are heavy for caliber , high bc bullets.

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My thinking on light '06 bullets is an effective deer killer that doesn't stomp the shooter.

To me, not so much for LR shooting, more for WT's within 300 yds or so.

I have other rounds for going long. Most deer shot at less than LR.

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Not to get too far off topic, but I attribute much of the HVA's felt recoil to the stock's design. They have lots of drop and seem best suited to irons. I've considered attempting to bend it like you would a shotgun stock with heat lamps, mineral oil, and rags.

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Originally Posted by kingston
Not to get too far off topic, but I attribute much of the HVA's felt recoil to the stock's design. They have lots of drop and seem best suited to irons. I've considered attempting to bend it like you would a shotgun stock with heat lamps, mineral oil, and rags.


Spot on.I make my own stocks. Mostly patterned after Weatherby stocks. Plus I put some cast on it for a Rt Hd shooter

My Mod 70 weighs about 7.5 with scope. Up until two years ago I use d it with 220 gr Sierras and I'm a light weight in regards to recoil


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#11913610 - 03/20/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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A gas-checked lead 220gr w/a soft front end at about 2200-2400 is probably what you're 'dreaming' of.

#11914885 - 03/21/17 Re: 30-06, 220gn bullets for whitetails? [Re: captdavid]  
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I used to love heavy for caliber. Now I'm about 150 grain in 30-06 and 8mm. I spend more hunting time with the 257 Roberts now. I'm not ready to get old yet, but my body keeps warning me it is.

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