Here is what I'm gonna start with...

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by flannelman, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Loading for the .30-06 per the Lee manual.

    56 grains of H4350 starting load

    155 grain Nosler custom competition HPBT

    Winchester or Remington once fired brass

    I don't have any primers yet so I'm not sure what to get there. I got the bullets at Gander Moutain for 29 bucks for 100. I also saw the 150 grain ballistic silvertip that winchester loads there too but I wanted to try something different than what I already shoot. I'll be shooting these out of a Ruger M77 MkII. Any thoughts on what primer I should try to get? Also any thoughts on this load in general? I'll start here and see what my rifle likes by moving up in half grain increments.
  2. davem

    davem Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    i am loading 56gr imr 4350 powder with 150 gr combined technology balistic silvertip bullet and cci250 primers. now.. cci 250 are magnum primers and are not needed but thats what i use in my 30-338 so they get used in my 270 and 308 and obviously the 30-06. the 06 shoots 1 1/2" groups @100 yds. that is my sons reminton.

  3. CJ7365

    CJ7365 Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    El Paso TEXAS

    Not to be a smart ass, but I would use any LR primer I could get my hands on.
  4. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Tenn
    You are might close to my favorite 30-06 deer load:

    165 gr BTSP Speer #2034
    IMR 4350 57.2 gr
    CCI 200 primer
    Win brass C.O.L. 3.250", no crimp

    Vel.: Ohler 33 2779 fps

    In my Rem 700 with an older Weaver V7 I can usually group 5 within an inch.

    good luck
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I would have to agree. There is no need to use a magnum primer for that load. By the way... what primer is called for in the data that you got that info from?:confused:
  6. The Lee manual just calls for large rifle primers not magnum. I can't find any primers locally so I'm just gonna have to order some and wait till they come in I guess.
  7. Freebore

    Freebore Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free

    I would recommend sticking with non magnum primers until you can evaluate the load you are using. General rule is that mag primers add a little more initial chamber pressure due to hotter ignition.

    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything"
    Wyatt Earp 1848 - 1929
    American gambler, gunslinger, and lawman
  8. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    As far as the bullets go, I would suggest that you BUY the 150 grain silvertip WIN. If that is what you are shooting for factory loads; it would be a great comparision and base to judge the effectiveness of your hand loads. That is, IF the factory loads group decent and you're getting good performance out of them. Best of luck to you .

    Semper Fi !
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