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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 07:14 AM
HOGGHEAD
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Re: Loading the 30-06

I prefer the 200 grain Sierra bullet with a healthy dose of 4831. This is the load I use in my pump rifles for elk, bear, and whitetail. It is a bit heavy. But it flat puts them down. And my pump rifles with that bullet are extremely deadly to 300 yards with no problem. And when the bullets hits game at 300 yards it is carrying a bunch of energy, and also works fantastically at woods distance hunting as well.

The trajectory difference between a 150 and a 200 grain bullet is not that much different when hunting big game to 300 yards. And isn't that about the real limit in distance for the average guy?? Probably not even that far for the real average guy. Tom.
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