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Sierra Game King 165gr. with 56.0gr. IMR 4350, accurate and kills whitetails as though they were struck by a bolt of lightning.
 
Posts: 216 | Location: Indiana | Registered: 22 November 2015Reply With Quote
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I've been shooting Sierra 165 and 180 grain bullets and IMR4350 for about 40 years, a proven killer for me.
 
Posts: 5507 | Location: Eastern plains of Colorado | Registered: 31 October 2005Reply With Quote
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150 grain bullets and 52.2 grains 4064. I started with this load and for years and years heard 4350 was THE powder. Tried it and my rifle shoots the 4064 better.
 
Posts: 3234 | Location: san angelo tx | Registered: 18 November 2009Reply With Quote
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165 grain Nosler Ballistic tips,54.5 to 55.5 grains of IMR 4350, CCI large rifle magnum primer.Have shot this exact loading with 168 grain Sierra match Kings in about 4 different Winchester Model 70's match rifles with aftermarket barrels. Excellent accuracy and my Sako 75 Hunter in 30-06
loves the Ballistic Tips and IMR 4350. Chrongraphed the load in the Sako just a hair over 2800 fps.Frank
 
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Every one of my bolt 06's loves 57.0 g IMR 4350 and a 165 grain bullet.

One prefers Partitions, one A frames, the third TTSX. All sub MOA.

Hard not to like the 06.
 
Posts: 6742 | Location: Minnesota USA | Registered: 15 June 2007Reply With Quote
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I like IMR4064 with 150 and lighter.. I like 4350 for 165 and heaver
 
Posts: 1068 | Location: SouthCarolina | Registered: 07 July 2004Reply With Quote
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For years I used 4064 and never a complaint, same with 4350..but they don't flow too well through the powder measure as you get some cutting which is a pain in the kazoo IMO..

H414, with similar burning rate gets me considerably more velocity and better accuracy in both of my 30-06s, and the ones that come through and out the door that Ive tested..I really like H414 powder. Not to mention that I no longer weigh but perhaps every 20th round..Tests I did with my powder measure never showed any charges to vari one bit all hit the mark, won a hundred dollar bill off a buddy of mine on that with 100 tossed loads in the pan then weighed on the scale.


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Posts: 38034 | Location: Twin Falls, Idaho | Registered: 04 June 2000Reply With Quote
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180gr Nosler Accubond with max load of RL-17 - in my rifle it will put 5 bullets into a ragged hole at 100yds and chronographs at an average velocity of 2903fps. This load was posted by M98 a while back and he even went as far as having the load pressure tested.
 
Posts: 178 | Location: Houston, Texas | Registered: 26 April 2016Reply With Quote
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Only tested in one 06, 55 IMR 4350 and 165, proven on paper, but untested on game, as I have no volunteers when carrying that gun with this load.

Hornady 165 SP pushed by a dose of milsurp equivilent H380 seem to take the starch out of a 180 lb (field dressed) MO WT last Nov (2109)



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Posts: 3991 | Location: TN USA | Registered: 17 March 2002Reply With Quote
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Nice thing about the old 06, you can load it with about any powder and any bullet and it works..


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Posts: 38034 | Location: Twin Falls, Idaho | Registered: 04 June 2000Reply With Quote
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I use 54 grains of IMR-4350 with 165 grain boat tail bullets.


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Posts: 13 | Location: Central PA | Registered: 16 August 2008Reply With Quote
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150G Speer Grand Slams that uses 49.5 grains of IMR 4320
 
Posts: 258 | Location: Texas | Registered: 10 March 2017Reply With Quote
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180 grain partitions. Maximum loads of 4350, RL19 or RL22. Shots the same with all powders.

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Posts: 2086 | Location: Seattle Washington, USA | Registered: 19 January 2004Reply With Quote
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56.2 grains of H4350 168 gran TSX. Shot great in 3 30-06s. Slightly over book max but remember a 30-06 is SAAMI maxed at 60K and every modern 30-06 is the same rifle as every modern 270 win which is 65K.

~2825 out of 22" bbls.


Mike



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3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
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7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
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13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
 
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Originally posted by Singleshotlover:
165 grain Nosler Ballistic tips,54.5 to 55.5 grains of IMR 4350, CCI large rifle magnum primer.Have shot this exact loading with 168 grain Sierra match Kings in about 4 different Winchester Model 70's match rifles with aftermarket barrels. Excellent accuracy and my Sako 75 Hunter in 30-06
loves the Ballistic Tips and IMR 4350. Chrongraphed the load in the Sako just a hair over 2800 fps.Frank


I am searching for an IMR 4350 load for a 165 gr bullet and note your experiences here.
Am I right in saying that these are relatively mild loads, though 2800 fps is fast?
Hodgdon Reloading states higher charges. See https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
"Start 56.0; Max 60.0"
 
Posts: 727 | Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa | Registered: 24 December 2006Reply With Quote
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I would agree the loads above are relatively mild, though still reasonable. I have long used 57.0 grains of IMR 4350 with 180 grain Nosler partitions in many different 30.06 rifles. I also load 57.5 grains of IMR 4350 under 168 gr Barnes TTSX. This is a compressed charge, and about all you can get in the case reasonably. You could probably load more if you used a lead core bullet.
IMR 4350 is the go to powder for 30.06 and most hunting weight bullets. You really can't go wrong.
Bill
 
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