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Thread: 30.06 My all time favourite for cast boolts.

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    I have been shooting cast bullets from 90 gr upwards of 210 gr in a myrid of 30-06 rifles for many years. Back in the day when we still had 5V targets (I still have a few) we would shoot the NMC with '03s using cast. Found the 311299 would just barely hold sonic to 600 yards. Used a lot of IMR4895 with a dacron filler. Still shoot a lot of cast through my M70 Winchester hunting rifle for practice but mostly shoot cast through my M1903A1 NM Type II. Have been using the NOE 310-165-FN 30 XCB over 20 gr Alliant 2400 (no filler) for 100, 200 and 300 yard shooting. It does very well.

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    100 yards prone unsupported w/sling. Two sighters w/sight adjustment then 10 for record.

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    I always like .30 cal in .30-06, .30-30, and .308Win.
    For hunting, I never shot farther than 100-ish yards and pumped 'em up to full house .30-30 speeds for that.

    The only molds I use for them is a 170 and 190SP.
    They just want to be accurate, and would even make Stevie Wonder look good.
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    Have been using the NOE 310-165-FN 30 XCB over 20 gr Alliant 2400 (no filler) for 100, 200 and 300 yard shooting. It does very well.
    Went back & read the article below on the 30XCB bullet. I should have one but don't.

    https://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php?topic=533.0
    Joshua 1:9

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check