Ok, I have 3 different bullets that I was able to pick up and I need help with. Loading for .30-06. What charge and OAL would I use for 180 grain Swift A-frame, Sierra 180 grain Spitzer bullet and the 150 grain Combined Technology bullets. The CT bullets are not listed in my Nosler book. Does anyone have any experience with these rounds?
The CT bullets are the same as the Nosler Ballistic Tip with a lubalox coating.
Nosler does not list OAL for any of their data. They instruct the handloader to find the Max OAL for a particular bullet and reduce by .015-.030 to start.
The shorter your OAL the Less the pressure, so starting long will generate the most pressure if you decide to reduce OAL to fine tune for accuracy.