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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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30-06 pistol loads

Anyone have a good 30-06 pistol load?

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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

any load for a rifle will work in a pistol
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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

Yes, you can fire any rifle load from a pistol.

I am looking for anyone that has actual loads for the 15" 30-06 encore pistol and their load data for accurate groups and recoil data.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 12:45 AM
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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

47 gr. IMR 4895 with a 130 gr. hornady bullet #3020, I use the same bullet in my 308 Encore.
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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

Thanks Rack!

Hows the lighter bullet do on deer?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 12:22 AM
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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

I have not had any problems, they xpand and go right on through.My loadbook says they are moving at 2700fps out of a 15" barrel, the heavier the bullet ,the more recoil, WE LOVE RECOIL.
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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

I shoot 59 grains IMR4350 with 150g remington bronze point bullet. Recoil is hard but awsome group and usually short tracking. I don't mind a heavy recoil if it means short blood trail,I have tried soft points and hollow points and ballistic tips and nothing compared to this set up for me.

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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

4350 would be nice since I've got that laying around. What primer and seating depth are you using?

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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

Took my first reloads of 130g Horn's/4350 powder to the range this afternoon. 52 grains gave me about a 3 shot, 3"+/- group at 25 yards (minus a pulled one). The group is a decent string of holes so that is promising.

Tomorrow I will take some 54 and 56 grain loads and see what I get.

This load feels like a nice 44mag load, that's a plus for the free hand field shots.

What can I expect for an open sight 30-06?

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Re: 30-06 pistol loads

Put some glass on that thing, and then you will see what it is really capable of, good luck.
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