30 cal bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading Tips & Tricks' started by 76_michael, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. 76_michael

    76_michael Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    Just wondering on which bullet to load , I normally use Serria or Hornady bullets . I always said that I wasn't going to load the 06 because I don't shoot it alot , Well changed my mind , My Savage 110 bolt has always shot 180 gr bullets better than anything , and then my T/C 06 likes lighter bullets 150 or 165 gr . Which bullets would you say to go with , in the T/C I thinking 168 BTHP Serria gamekings or 165SBT Serria gamekings or Hornady 165 BTSP , would like to know if any of you even use these bullets on deer size game .
     
  2. CoHunter

    CoHunter New Member

    May 19, 2007
    Colorado
    Can't remember what Dad loads. Send him a U2U.
     

  3. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    I consider the Hornady 150 gr a good general purpose deer round.
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    My Rem. 700 30-06 likes two loads the best.

    Sierra 165 gr. Game King SBT loaded with 55 grains of IMR 4350

    Same bullet loaded with 58 grains of IMR 4831
     
  5. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    Rem 742 30-06
    165gr Sierra SBT 55.0gr Accurate Arms 4350

    Browning A-Bolt 30-06
    150gr Sierra Pro-Hunter-pointed flat base-51.0gr IMR 4895
     
  6. farmnhunt

    farmnhunt Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    Lebanon
    What mailman said it what I use
     
  7. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    It will be hard to go wrong with a .30 caliber spitzer of 150 - 165 grains for the .30-06 cartridge for deer size game. The 180's will be pretty well in the same boat unless you get some specialty type bullets designed for bigger game like elk, moose, and large bears. Then you run the risk of not getting really good expansion on deer. But most "cup n' core" bullets from Hornady, Sierra, Speer, Remington Core-Lokt, Winchester Power Point, ect. will do fine on deer class critters. I've loaded and shot a lot of game with Hornady Interlocks, Sierra HPBT Game Kings and SBT Game Kings, and Remington Core-Lokt bullets in 165 and 180 grs. in both the .308 and .30-06. Never had any problems... dead deer is the result if I pull my end of the saw.
     
  8. 76_michael

    76_michael Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    Thanks for the info , I think I'm going to start with the Serria 165 SBT
     
  9. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    ive great luck with the 168 gr nosler bt
     
  10. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    [rquote=1287622&tid=89959&author=76_michael]Thanks for the info , I think I'm going to start with the Serria 165 SBT[/rquote]

    Good choice for deer or and even elk if you ever get the chance to go.
     
  11. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    I exclusivly load the Hornady 165 BTSP for my Browning 30-06. I have never lost a deer shot with it. Ranging from yearlings to a 5 and half year old buck. Granted as with all rounds you have to shot the deer in the corect spot. I have taken shots from 14 yards out to 600 yards with that round.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    [rquote=1286191&tid=89959&author=76_michael]Just wondering on which bullet to load , I normally use Serria or Hornady bullets . I always said that I wasn't going to load the 06 because I don't shoot it alot , Well changed my mind , My Savage 110 bolt has always shot 180 gr bullets better than anything , and then my T/C 06 likes lighter bullets 150 or 165 gr . Which bullets would you say to go with , in the T/C I thinking 168 BTHP Serria gamekings or 165SBT Serria gamekings or Hornady 165 BTSP , would like to know if any of you even use these bullets on deer size game .[/rquote]

    couldnt tell you anything bout the reloading aspect, but my savage 110 shoots the 180gr rem coreloks the best as well. wont shoot those lighter bullets for nothing
     
  13. sixkiller

    sixkiller Member

    675
    Feb 11, 2008
    vibbard
    [rquote=1286220&tid=89959&author=Poor Valley]I consider the Hornady 150 gr a good general purpose deer round.[/rquote]

    that is what mine likes the best and i love them they do grate on deer.