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Suggestions for Browning BAR 30-06 Loads/Bullers?
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 Posted: Mon May 5th, 2008 12:39 AM
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Shooters,

I am about to go back into reloading.  One of my rifles is a 30-06 BAR.  It is an older Belgium made rifle with a 22 inch barrel. 

As I recall, I had issues getting a bullet seated so it would feed and still come close to the lans and groove in the barrel.  If I lengthend the seyting to it where I wanted it it would be too long to feed. 

It just occured to me that a rounded nose buller may be helpful.  I am partial to 165 gr bullets but am open to suggestions.  For example: Woodleigh  165 Grain Protected Round Point Boxhttp://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=790475&t=11082005

But I suspect that some of you have been down this road before with the BAR.

I will be hunting whitetail and mule deer.  Look forward to your advice!

Jeff

 



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 Posted: Mon May 5th, 2008 01:12 AM
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I don't have any exprience with the BAR. But I have alot of experience with M1s. It is probably a mistake to try to load to the lands with any semiauto.

Just about all factory barrels are throated for the longest bullet (round nose) that is likely to be fired in it. If this is true then it is impractical to load to the lands. For normal hunting rounds there is probably little accuracy gain in doing it anyway.

In my M1s I load everything to 3.340 and adjust powder charge, type primer or bullet to get the best accuracy.

Try the Remington 150 grain corelokt bullet. Its to short to load to the lands but that matters little. It gives me good velocity and great accuracy and would probably be very good on game. If your rifle doesn't like that bullet try the 165 grainer.



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 Posted: Sun May 11th, 2008 03:52 PM
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I had a 30-06 grade 2  belgium made browning semi auto and bought RCBS small base sizer die reloading die set which improved feeding.I set overall cartridge length to standard specs and had no problems.

Last edited on Sun May 11th, 2008 03:53 PM by sako06



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