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30-06 ammo

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by vtragweed, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    my father bought me a remington 7400 30-06 semi auto about 25 years ago and its never been fired and ive been thinking for the past few months i wanna shoot that thing. this morning i went to the local gun shop only to find out theres about 500 different loads and a wide range of grains to go with. is there anyone out there that has a particular load they like?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    I couldn't recommend any weights to go with since I don't shoot the 30-06 BUT if it's a semi-automatic rifle I would be sure to stay away from any "light-mag" loads. These are hot loads and can cause damage to your rifle. Not to mention expensive.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    i read something about that where they are doing some kinda damage
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Yes sir. They create too much pressure in the chamber. Someone around here is bound to point you in the right direction. The 30-06 has to be one of the most popular rounds around.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    god yeah, i thought it was a law not to own a 30-06
     
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    If you are just going to shoot pick up some Remington Core Locks in 150 grain.
    I like the Federal Premium 150 grain boattail soft points for hunting deer and pigs.
    If you are target shooting and accuracy is a big deal pick up some premium ammo in 168 grain. From what I have herd a .30 caliber bullet in 168 grain has the least amount of drag in flight. I am not that big of an accuracy nut so the 150 grain group just fine out of my Savage.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    AIMSurplus usually has some good deals on 30.06
     
  9. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    Does the CMP still have that korean surp 30-06. O bought a boat load of that stuff. It stunk like doggy poo poo when you shot it and it is corrosive but it was cheap.
     
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    i like 165gr. for my 06
     
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    My two cents worth, put good ammo through it. I know my Kimber is very pickie on what ammo will feed. That is why I started reloading for it.
     
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    The 30-06 will be less picky than your Kimber, The Remington Core-lokt is a relatively cheap round that is fairly consistent (i use the term fairly loosely here). 165 gr. would probably be a good place to start, buy 20 rounds only, see how the rifle handles a particular round before you go buying 1000 rd lots. Make sure to clean and lubricate your rifle before taking it to the range since it's been sitting so long. I shoot a 103 year old 1903 - proof that proper care (and in my case, a properly heat treated receiver) can give you many years with the same rifle (except the barrels do wear out).


    now to submit the paper work for my pistol permit. and set up a reloading bench I have a mountain of 30-06 brass under my bed.
     
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    ^^^^^^ remington corelokt is good ammo.

    i,myself, have a remington 7400 .270...............and i use either the corelokt ammo, or i use winchester silvertips.....150 grain. pretty consistent, but you gotta clean the hell outta them semi auto's and keep them clean........even take the action apart and clean it thoroughly.
     
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    Stay away from the high dollar winchester ballistic tips. You can buy 2 boxes of anything else for the price of one box of them.
    My dad shoots a 7400 30-06 with Remington Corelok express 150 grain. It groups within a 3/4" at 100 yards
     
  15. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    I find if it says "Federal" on the box it tends to shoot true. Other stuff, doesn't.
     
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    Federal is great ammo.

    But you are just wanting to see how the thing fires, and waste a few rounds then the cheapest ammo(with decent quality) is the Remington UMC ammo. Preferably in 150 grain.

    That what I shoot in my .308 when I go to the range. If I'm shooting anywhere else, then I'm shooting either Hornady, Federal or Winchester Ballistic.
     
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    Why not reload?
     
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    i find the best round to use is the 180 grain winchester fail safe. very accurate, strong. the best but expensive. you get what you pay for
     
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