I've decided to come out and confess that I am now looking to seek a variation to purchase a .30-06. I'm out!
For years the fact that I worked in France kept me from ever considering the calibre and when I started stalking .270 Winchester was pretty much the "go to" choice. I must have owned for varying amounts of time, five or six of the things, along with 6mm Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 8x57 and 8x60S.
But never a .30-06. So as I will use only Vihtavouri N160 and always a bullet or 150 grains, 165 grains or (I intend as the one size fits all) 180 grains what loads are fellow forum members using with as my only powder I use now Vihtavouri N160, please?
Barrels is twenty-four inches and it will be used mostly for woodland stalking on muntjac or roe with the odd fallow and maybe, when I can afford the time and the money, red hinds and perhaps red stags. NB...I'm not trying to stop trucks, enemy tanks or runaway trains with it!