Originally Posted by armedandsafe
I'm not very familiar with factory ammo, as I've reloaded since 1948. However, I do know the 06 was designed and intended to be used with 172 to 178 grin solids and 168gr AP. We played around with many loads in the 50s and found that the 180 was the best for accuracy in most rifles. I shot 1000 yard competition with that load and made a number of grown men cry at being beaten by a not-yet teen ager.
Wow, That's some good shooting there with an 06! I havent done much in the way of looking up the trajectories of the 30-06, but I was thinking that the lighter 150gr. would be more accurate than a heavier load. But reading with what knowledge you just passed along, I was way off base with my "thinking". I do appreciate the info!