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December 2, 2013 at 11:36 am #9850
Is that a factory load or reload? If reload what weight of bullet and type?December 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm #10187
Actually I wanted her reloading data.December 13, 2013 at 6:55 am #10290
My first Elk. Got a Michigan Elk this past Monday morning (Dec 9). I was told by a few people that the combo I was using, (30-06, Rem 165 gr psp) was too light and I better be prepared to “throw a lot of lead” at an elk. Single shot was 92 yds. Big 6×6 bull stood for about 8-9 seconds, started to turn real slow and fell in his tracks about 15 seconds after the shot. Bullet hit two inches higher than I wanted, four inches above the heart. Hit left shoulder and rib on way in. Hit rib on way out and stopped at the skin. Bullet mushroomed perfectly.
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Congratulations!, Shot placement and a good constructed bullet always do the job.
Still Hoping for Improvement. . .December 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm #10308
Never and I say never under estimate the 30 06 elk hunting .I killed many with a 150 gr.bullet .Longest was 300 yards .Good going on that one .And it sure proves people wrong .
Well here I am .December 21, 2013 at 5:42 am #10587
270 for me, as well. 3 cow elk (148 yards, 177 yards, 214 yards…and all ear shot), and 2 nice 5×5 bulls (275 yards, 350 yards), taking total of 6 shots with 150 gr. Remington Core Lokt…the key is practice, know your distances, and a good rest, all leading to good shot placement.December 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #10606
I had my 270 loaded with 57 grains of IMR 4831 behind a Speer 150 grain btsp. Using CCI primers. That load is from a very old reloading manual. You won’t find it in the newer manuals. The different companies have reduced the max loads for legal reasons. The max load was 58 grains in that manual. It was an accurate load. And, it didn’t show any signs of excess pressure. That was my experience. Before you go there. You may want to start off at one of the lighter loads. And work your loads up from there for safety as I did.January 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm #11197
Congrats to everyone that was successful! Good luck next time to any that was not.
Bigrig 57 grains? That must zip out pretty well! The most accurate handload my friend did for me is 53.5 grains of IMR 4831 and Nosler 140 grain ballistic tips. He is working up a similar load for 140 grain accubonds to see if they cause less meat loss.February 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm #12369
SteelCandy ; Yes. The load was out of a very old Speer reloading manual. In fact it was listed in the back in another section. You can’t find it any more. Yes, IT is a hot load. And, accurate. I worked up to the load to make sure it was safe. In fact. The data actually showed 58 grains. When I got to 57 grains. The primer was just starting to show signs that the load was getting excessive. So, I stopped there. I would only shoot these in cold weather however. I think I saw some loads for the 140 one time. It’s been so long since then. I can’t remember what the data was. I have 1 box of 140′s somewhere that I want to load someday. I think I read that you could basically use the same data as with the 130. Just reduce the charge at least 2.5 grains to off set the heavier 10 grains of weight.
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