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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wernersville, PA
Re: Best Factory 30-06 Loads for Deer
I've tried Core-Lokts, three types from Federal, and Hornady's 165 gr. Interbond. They were all pretty accurate in my '06 but with the Interbonds I can shoot 3 holes touching, 2.5" high at 100 yards. I haven't been able to get a deer with them yet. That said, the only deer I ever hit and lost was with Federal Premium Tipped Trophy Bonded Bearclaws, 180 gr.. A friend and I searched for an hour and a half and the blood trail stopped, I guess it laid down and clotted up then walked away. Needless to say I won't be using Bearclaws anymore.
Winchester M70 XTR Featherweight .30-06
Marlin 336CS .30-30
Beretta A300 Outlander 12 ga.
Mossberg International Silver Reserve II 12 ga.