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    30.06 light load

    Hi, has anyone got any recipes for a light/comfy load for 125gn bullet in 30.06.

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    Great post, nicholiath! In theory one can go as low as 110gn; are there any good recipes out there for the other sub-150gn loads in addition to the 125gn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholiath View Post
    Hi, has anyone got any recipes for a light/comfy load for 125gn bullet in 30.06.

    I do not publicly 'share' my loads , but will point you in the direction of accuratereloading there are plenty of reduced loads to have a look at - onus is on you to sort the wheat from the chaff! (search for seafire / b17, a blue dot experimenter - Try here for example)
    The 'ought 6 with a sierra flat nose hollowpoint #2020 is really 'sweet' (sierra do not make that bullet any more...shame!).

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    Does it need to be deer legal or is this only a plinking type load you are looking for? If so then this might be worth a look, I've never tried the trail boss reduced loads but they look ideal for plinking or teaching someone to shoot without recoil or the like

    http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf

    Note that there is data for the 30-06 but also a formula for making the powder and reduced load work with any cartridge. I don't know how you would modify the data from the 150 grain bullet published to a 125 grain but suspect that it would not be too difficult.

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    I was lookng at it being deer legal

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    Which deer? 1k Ft.Lbs. or more?

    Energy calculator

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    So for your 125gn @ 1900fps = 1002 ft.lbs. - for 2480 fps will make 1707 ft.lbs.
    You should have an Idea of what you need now!

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    What sort of velocities should one expect for 110gn, 125gn, 130gn, etc <150gn? So as to put it in to the j0e_bl0ggs formulae. Cheers.

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    If you can lay hands on a Lee Vol II reloading book there is a chapter in calculating and developing reduced loads. I like 4895 IMR, or Hodgdon, for reduced loads. It can be loaded down to 66% of listed max safely.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonT View Post
    What sort of velocities should one expect for 110gn, 125gn, 130gn, etc <150gn? So as to put it in to the j0e_bl0ggs formulae. Cheers.
    First not everyone has quickload (which gives this information) so the online calculator is a quick way to find a velocity and energy.
    I do use quickload and it is a useful tool when analysing and building a load.
    That being said I do use my manuals and this is a quick way of looking through and sorting the printed data.

    This little calculator is an easy, neat, quick resource as we have an energy requirement in our law regarding shooting deer.
    You can ascertain from bullet weight and velocity what your 'requirements' are without expensive software and look up a probable load in your manual(s).

    Using the example below for the 110gn bullet for your 'small deer round' requiring say 1k ft.lbs. at the muzzle you can see <2030fps will not make the energy requirement.

    The top three rows above are active. Change any number and everything dependent on it will be recomputed.
    Mess around with the calculator, to find your velocity for example you need ~2030 fps to achieve ~1000 ft.lbs with your 110gn bullet.




    Hope this helps!

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