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#561474 - 01/13/08 08:53 AM 30-06 users...
lawdog
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What grain bullet do you prefer for whitetails? 150, 165, 180, or 200? I'm thinking that the 165 would be a good choice, but what do I know. Thanks!!
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#561490 - 01/13/08 09:04 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: lawdog]
Hogbear
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150 and 168 work great. I couldn't tell any difference in the two really.
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#561548 - 01/13/08 09:57 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Hogbear]
Whelen Man
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The 165 and 168s have always been my favorites.
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#561552 - 01/13/08 10:06 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Whelen Man]
buzzr46
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I shoot the Hornady 165's, my model 70 loves those. Figures too, one of the most expensive rounds out there but they do well for me
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#561584 - 01/13/08 10:28 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: buzzr46]
vonb
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Never had a problem with Core-Lokt 150s. Do what I need them to for around here.
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#561655 - 01/13/08 11:46 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: vonb]
Locksley
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I shoot the Hornady 165 the model 70 loves those, 150 and 168 work ok.
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#561711 - 01/13/08 12:51 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Locksley]
Big Gun
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I've started using Federal Fusion 165 gr. I used to shoot Core-lokt 165s but the Federals hold a tighter pattern. I shot 2 deer with them this year and neither went over 50 yards.
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#561997 - 01/13/08 04:14 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: ]
stik
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165 gr. corelokt works for me.
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#562496 - 01/13/08 08:31 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: lawdog]
Dr. Dickel
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 Originally Posted By: lawdog
What grain bullet do you prefer for whitetails? 150, 165, 180, or 200? I'm thinking that the 165 would be a good choice, but what do I know. Thanks!!
I believe I would try Tiny's load ;\) ........that is some good shooting.
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#562544 - 01/13/08 09:05 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Dr. Dickel]
squattin dogg
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Try different types out at different ranges and see wich one you and your gun likes the best. It is all a personal choice.
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#562561 - 01/13/08 09:17 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: lawdog]
4onaside
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[quote=lawdog]What grain bullet do you prefer for whitetails? 150, 165, 180, or 200? I'm thinking that the 165 would be a good choice, but what do I know. Thanks!![/quoteI've never hunted whitetails with 200gr, but the other three work just fine. I started with 180 then went to 150 and settled on 165. However, all of that is just playin' around, because starting with 150 you end up with graveyard dead deer with each. And after all, that's the object. lol
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#562820 - 01/14/08 07:09 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: 4onaside]
kry226
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On light skinned game like a whitetail, I think I'll take the 150 gr every time. Theoretically, the 150 will expand sooner than the 165 gr. 165 gr will get you more penetration prior to expanding. Now on a 325 lb Canadian beast whitetail, I'll choose the 165 or maybe even the 180 gr.
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#562933 - 01/14/08 08:08 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: 4onaside]
tndrbstr
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I use the hornady 165 btsp straight off the shelf....and I'm stickin to em.. ;\)
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#564379 - 01/14/08 09:20 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Dr. Dickel]
Tiny
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 Originally Posted By: Dr. Dickel
 Originally Posted By: lawdog
What grain bullet do you prefer for whitetails? 150, 165, 180, or 200? I'm thinking that the 165 would be a good choice, but what do I know. Thanks!!
I believe I would try Tiny's load ;\) ........that is some good shooting.


Well who Iam I to disagree with the good Doctor. \:D Thanks.

Lawdog, 150gr myself.
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#564788 - 01/15/08 09:30 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: buzzr46]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: buzzr46
I shoot the Hornady 165's, my model 70 loves those. Figures too, one of the most expensive rounds out there but they do well for me

What he said although mine didn't see the light of day this year.
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#565520 - 01/15/08 06:53 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Gravey]
bohun10g
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I shot the 180 grain.
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#566148 - 01/16/08 08:50 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: lawdog]
jsholtz
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I use 150 grain Ballistic Tips...with great success.
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#566234 - 01/16/08 09:52 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: jsholtz]
renegade50
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down to about my last 30 rounds of discontinued 165 gr remington boattail premier , gonna try the fusion ammo and the winchester 168 accubond., and some others, maybe even that 3100 fps hornady light mag 150 sst/interbond load i think it is.

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#566252 - 01/16/08 10:03 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: renegade50]
Tikkabuck
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165 grain Sierra's or Hornadys,my Winchester loves em.
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#567356 - 01/16/08 09:55 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Tikkabuck]
.444 Marlin
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If its a remington 700 I recommend a 165gr nosler NBT or Partition over 56.0 H414 with the bullet seated at 3.810" which is .010" off the lands. My CDLSF LOVES this combo. Consistant 1/2" groups at 104yd every time.
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#570479 - 01/18/08 09:32 PM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Dr. Dickel]
Viper (tp)
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last 7 years i have been shooting the remington cor locs,in the 150 grain,high shoulder shot, their jaws will slap the ground!! ;\)
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#570676 - 01/19/08 06:42 AM Re: 30-06 users... [Re: Viper (tp)]
Secret Squirrel
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I use 150's and they do the trick.
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