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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15508835 12/10/20
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The 168 TTSX is THE bullet for 30-06. Have shot deer and moose at ranges out to 250 yards with excellent results. 57 grains of H414 powder at 2900 fps.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: vabowhntr] #15508950 12/10/20
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Originally Posted by vabowhntr
I really like the 168gr TTSX and they are supposed to have a lower expansion threshold. I won’t shoot much past 400 yards, and they perform well to that range.


At 400 the TTSX has textbook performance, says my sample of one DRT blacktail. Thumb-sized exit.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: Mjduct] #15577330 12/28/20
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Originally Posted by Mjduct
My area is very dense and pretty flat. So take my advice with a grain of salt:

@600 yards I'm probably getting a fatter case and putting a belt on that 30-06.

like 30-378 Weatherby with 180gr. Barnes TTSX running 3350+

still ~1800 fps at 600 yards with a hellluva stout copper solid bullet.



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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: Mjduct] #15577593 12/28/20
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Originally Posted by Mjduct
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
200gr partition or 165/168 TTSX/TSX or 175 LRX, depending on how well your rifle likes said bullets..



I'm a big fan of the Barnes bullets. I hunt with them exclusively. Unfortunately, they aren't expanding after 300 yards at 30-06 velocities, hence my recomendation to jack up the starting speed.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15577628 12/28/20
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180AB


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: Brad] #15577835 12/28/20
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Originally Posted by Brad
In 2020 I can't fathom how this is a question. Seriously. The question should really be, "What Isn't A Do Everything 30-06 Bullet."



Pretty much this.
Stay 150gr or heavier in a jacketed bullet.
Avoid any built for 30-30, and you are ok.

Got a POS 760 in pos 30-06. Cheap.

Wanted to make it go bang.

Hmmm. Here's a partial box of 180gr Pro Hunters? WTF? Where did they come from?

Ughhh. Looks like a Lee dipper throws a decent charge of 4831 for it.


So, the 180's and dippers of 4831 it is.

Right around 1" (3 shot) groups.

Kills deer real dead.
Bet bear and elk wouldn't like it any better.

A Partition would be my Elk hunting choice.
But probably not really much more effective.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15577862 12/28/20
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600 yards is out of my comfort range by a few hundred yards with any gun i've had in my hands. but the go-to in my 760 carbine is the remington 165 corelokt factory loads.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15577889 12/28/20
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I think Brad said it best on page 3.
In 2020 I can't fathom how this is a question. Seriously. The question should really be, "What Isn't A Do Everything 30-06 Bullet."
For me, 180gr is the preferred weight and Nosler the preferred brand. Ballistic tip and Partition.
Have other rifles for lighter bullets.

Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15579514 12/28/20
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I can't see any way around the 180 grain Nosler Partition.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: efw] #15579666 12/28/20
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Originally Posted by efw
168 NBT


This ^^^


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15581825 12/29/20
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Unfortunately, the best bullet is likely to be whatever you have on hand or can get. I've used Sierra pro hunters for most shooting and Nosler ab for moose. My shelf in the reloading room is looking petty bare.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15582430 12/29/20
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Damned near anything if the nut behind the trigger isn't loose.

Which particular one is "best" depends on several things. I'm back to using plain janes for almost everything (yes- Corelokts work well!).

JJHack has been in on several thousand kills in NA and Africa, and claims the 165 is the best bullet weight. Who am I to argue - it doesn't contradict my experience, tho my preference is generally for 180.

I don't use NP anymore, but I don't think you can go wrong with it for a do-everything bullet, if your rifle shoots it well. My rifles(that I have tried it in) don't like the NP as well as some other cheaper C&C, but it still gives very acceptable accuracy. If that's all I wanted to/could shoot the rest of my life, I'd be perfectly happy with it.

It's a wise idea to settle on single-source of everything- bullet, case, primer/powder.

I've got components for all my rifles from many sources - it complicates things.....

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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15582523 12/29/20
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any cup and core 150gr for deer and 180gr partitions for elk. has worked for me for over 48 years.

Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15582792 12/29/20
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've been extremely happy with Barnes TTSX and LRX in various weights and cartridges and have worked up loads for Federal's new Terminal Ascent for my 280 Rem and 7mm RM.

I'd be happy with a 168g TTSX, 0r 175g LRX or Terminal Ascent,


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15588906 12/30/20
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Any quality 180gr bonded bullet that my rifle likes would do the trick. Also a fan of the copper solids. My M77 '06 loves 180 gr Accubonds and 168 ttsx's

Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15597204 01/01/21
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If you are seriously comptemplating shooting at a game animal at 600 yards you should buy 500 of the bullets that shoot best in your rifle and use 480 of them practicing shooting from 50-600 yards.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: Seafire] #15597509 01/01/21
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Originally Posted by Seafire
180 gr Partition...


End of thread.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: borden811] #15597698 01/01/21
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150 gr. TTSX.


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Re: Do everything 30-06 bullet [Re: MS9x56] #15598283 01/02/21
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Originally Posted by MS9x56
If you are seriously comptemplating shooting at a game animal at 600 yards you should buy 500 of the bullets that shoot best in your rifle and use 480 of them practicing shooting from 50-600 yards.


Bingo....

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Originally Posted by MS9x56
If you are seriously comptemplating shooting at a game animal at 600 yards you should buy 500 of the bullets that shoot best in your rifle and use 480 of them practicing shooting from 50-600 yards.

Damn well straight. If the practice doesn't improve their shooting it at least gives 'em a reality check on fatal hit probability using the real life shooting positions used in the field. A lot of Sportsmans Warehouse trained snipers out there with high expectations and damn little experience.


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