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Thread: recommend a NOE .311 mold for a 30-06

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    recommend a NOE .311 mold for a 30-06

    I want to try a .311 mold for my ruger american 30-06 and would like something around 200-250 gr. boolit, I have no idea if which one would work best. Any suggestions on a NOE mold?

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    I am having good luck with this one in both the .308 and .30-06
    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product...roducts_id=547
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    I know you said 200-250 but thought I'd throw this out just in case. It is almost closed so I'd act quick.
    http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index....ic,2144.0.html

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    311299 is a good option and linked to in a couple of the posts above. That's as large as I would go. I don't think anything close to 250 grain is going to work well.

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    Do y'all avoid the spire points? I was looking at this one but missed the sale price

    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product...roducts_id=282


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    The 311299 is what I refer to as my "Accuracy Without Effort" bullet. Being a round nose, I wouldn't choose it as a killin' bullet, but as a shootin' bullet, it rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Iron Sights View Post
    Do y'all avoid the spire points? I was looking at this one but missed the sale price

    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product...roducts_id=282
    Avoid? Not specifically, but you'd probably cast that one hard for best results. Under heavy acceleration, a long, unsupported nose can slump in the bore if the alloy is too soft. I'd be pondering linotype for something like that.
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    This one works well in my .30-06 over 13.0 gr Red Dot
    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product...roducts_id=470
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    I used to shoot the 247gr over 35gr of H4895 for 1,950fps in my '06.

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    what happened, you said you used to shoot the 247gr. you stop for some reason.

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    You didn't mention whether your gun was commercial or a military model ..but either way the 299 is the go to bullet capable of sub MOA in just about any 30 cal..I have the Lyman 311299 that throws a boolit with 314 bands and 301 + nose, I also have all the NOE versions 311299, 312299 and 314299, why ?..'cause I have several (8) 30-06's , each likes a different size nose...the commercial ones want a nose that is at least .302, the others shoot best (.5 MOA) with a .304 nose....that includes the .308's....all groups are at 100 yds.


    My plain base 314299 with the .304 nose sized .310 will shoot sub 1/2" groups at 100 yds ...




    The 284 is no slouch either



    4895 and 4064 work as well with this boolit...Dan
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    I know you said ’06, but I shoot the 311-202-RN (~210 grains) in my 30-40 Krag…
    (Good mold, when I can get the boolits to drop from the front cavity! But, I am getting that corrected as can be noted in another thread!)

    A steel groundhog at 300 yards is not really a problem. I think if my range was longer, 400 yards would be a potential…

    The boolit is at about 1950 fps and I use wheel weights with a bit o’ tin added. No, I don’t know the percentage but 1.25 ounce per 10 pounds of wheel weights…

    I was surprised the boolit did so well hitting catalogs. Although it probably wouldn't act that way hitting a deer...

    Don’t know if it would work the same in the 30-06 as the Krag has a bit longer neck and that is why I chose it—better boolit hold and alignment?...

    Good-luck…BCB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigslug View Post
    Avoid? Not specifically, but you'd probably cast that one hard for best results. Under heavy acceleration, a long, unsupported nose can slump in the bore if the alloy is too soft. I'd be pondering linotype for something like that.
    I have that mold in both GC and plain based. I water drop the plain based ones and shoot them subsonic in my 10" 300 blackout with a silencer. They are super performers in that gun.
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