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    30-06 and 200+ grain bullets

    Lyman doesn't go past 210. So im wondering on the loads your guys are using for the 220 to 240 grain bullets.

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    Use 30-40 Krag data for the 220gr.

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    215 grain Accurate bullet paper patched over 52 grains Reloader 19 or IMR 4350 gives a factory level velocity and 3" at 200 yards. 42 grains of same with same bullet is my .30-40 load.
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    I have the Lee mold for 300 Blackout. 230 grains with a boat tail. Iíve loaded it sub sonic in 308 and am thinking of trying it in .30-06 soon with full loads. If I do, Iíll let you know what I used.

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    35gr of H4895 gave me 1,950fps with a 245gr boolit in my 30-06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonie View Post
    35gr of H4895 gave me 1,950fps with a 245gr boolit in my 30-06.
    Moonie,
    What mold and what was your accuracy @ 100 yds?
    I am looking for a 200gr. + mold for my .308 & 30-06 is why I ask..
    Any heavy .30 cal. bullet over 1800 fps. has to be a real killer..
    Thanks





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    The Accurate Molds 245GB, accuracy was about 2MOA give or take in that bolt action rifle.

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    Safe rule is to use 75% of the jacketed charge for a bullet of the same weight, when using an extruded tubular powder similar to Varget, 4895, RL15, IMR4064.

    Spheroidal powders such as H335, WC844/846, H414, W748, W760, H380, H450 etc. can't be reduced below 85% of free airspace or they get "hinky," so don't try it with those.

    Slower extruded tubular powders such as 4350 and 4831 don't like it either!

    With the "Garand" .30-'06 powders listed above you can reduce to 60% IF you use a loose Dacron fill tucked into the case mouth to take up some of the excess free airspace. NOT pushed down upon the powder!!!!

    Larry Gibson has posted lots of good info on this.

    I use 30 grains of the above powders with #311299 in the .30-'06 with Dacron fill for very good results.

    In .303 British or .308 Win. the same 30 grains of the above powders will work fine without a filler.
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