The Handloaders Bench Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
The Handloaders Bench > Metallic cartridge reloading > Handloaders Bench.Com load data > 125 and 130 grain bullets in the 30-06 Springfield...

Attention: Due to an increase in spammers all new members will be activated manually by an administrator, and start out as probationary members. You will only be able to start a welcome post in the welcome new members forum. You can reply to all other posts. Once you have reached 5 posts you will be a full member and can start topics. We apologize for the inconvenience but spammers are becoming a real problem. We are also experiencing problems with new members receiving activation emails. We are manually activating new members. Please be patient with us. We will activate your membership within 24 hours of registration. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. HB Admin

125 and 130 grain bullets in the 30-06 Springfield...
 Moderated by: woodsman777, Timberghozt Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 02:57 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
Guncrank
Forum Benefactor


Joined: Tue Nov 16th, 2010
Location: North Carolina USA
Posts: 486
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 8mm Steyr Pistole and 6.5mm Swede Mauser as well as ...
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

I'm looking to load some 125 and 130 grain hunting bullets. The deer around this area are rather small and light weight in stature. The 165's (and heavier) bullets have proven that they'll blow through the little darlings and keep on going. Worst part is that the deer also kept going, at least for several hundred yards and were tough to track because of the light blood trail left behind.

The guy's with the 270's using a 130 grain bullet seem universally happy with the performance they are getting and swear that poor old Bambi goes down like a hundred pound sack of taters nearly every time. So, I'm thinking that the old favorite 30-06 should get a 130 grain bullet moving in about the same class as the 270 and the money saved on a new 270 rifle can be better spent on primers, powder's and bullets!

Anyone gone off in this direction before and have a favorite or two they'd care to share that can push the lightweight bullets with some good accuracy?   



____________________
Most evil men will not be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda or by legislation; however, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
- Lt. Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (paraphrased)


 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 03:11 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
wheezengeezer
Moderator


Joined: Mon Jul 16th, 2007
Location: Jeddediah Jones Swamp,Corbin, Kansas USA
Posts: 3650
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: pistol
My favorite chambering is:: 44 Marlin 1.28 straight
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Dad shot 125's in his 06 at jacks in the 50's.When he went to Colorado to hunt mule deer the 125's went along.A well placed shot did the trick.A tough shot where bones need to be broken would benefit from a TSX tipped or the like.Ball-C2 was his powder of choice.



____________________
I was raised in the 50's on jackrabbits and gunpowder.salt and pepper wooda made'em taste better


 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 03:21 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
3rd Post
poucher
Junior Member
 

Joined: Thu Nov 18th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 7
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: 30/06
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

130 gr hornady spire point is all i loadup with 53 gr imr 4895 in a bolt action.does a real fine job on deer.



 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 03:26 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
4th Post
poucher
Junior Member
 

Joined: Thu Nov 18th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 7
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: 30/06
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

i've used this load for over 20 years with no problems in a 17 winchester. most never no what hitem



 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 03:39 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
5th Post
Guncrank
Forum Benefactor


Joined: Tue Nov 16th, 2010
Location: North Carolina USA
Posts: 486
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 8mm Steyr Pistole and 6.5mm Swede Mauser as well as ...
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Thanks Gents,

I had loaded up a first test batch this evening with H-380 and Speer 130g HP's. For the second batch I was considering Sierra 125g Spitzers and something in the burn range of BLc-2 or IMR 4895 to AA-2460 but started to get lost in all the data. Ended up calling it quits and came in and thought to see what others were doing with this combination. 

Again, much appreciate the input.



____________________
Most evil men will not be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda or by legislation; however, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
- Lt. Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (paraphrased)


 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 04:15 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
6th Post
Paul B
Master Handloader
 

Joined: Sun Sep 30th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 4145
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

For more years than I care to count, I used the 150 gr. Sierra in the 30-06 per instructions from Jack O'Connor. Most deer never went more than about 25 yards before dropping. For a period of time, I hunted the rain forest of extreme Northwest california where if a deer ran more than 25 yards, you lost him. My solution there was use a bullet meant for the 30-30 loaded to about 2400 FPS. made a bit of a mess not being designed for that kind of velocity but the deer didn't go very far. In fact most went real fast, straight down. Try to not hit big bones though. Really makes a bad mess. Hit a shoulder and you've lost it which at the time I figured was better than losing the whole doggone deer. Those California Blacktail deer were not all that large. I always called them those dog sized deer. Anyway, that's a couple of other options for you to look at.

Paul B.



 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 07:33 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
7th Post
OldStuffer
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 31st, 2009
Location: Newton, Kansas USA
Posts: 5530
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 12-gauge A-5, .308 Winchester BAR, .45acp (in a 1911 of ...
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

poucher wrote: 130 gr hornady spire point is all i loadup with 53 gr imr 4895 in a bolt action.does a real fine job on deer.

Yep.

 

Hornady #3020 is what I put in my .308 atop about 50gr of WW748BR. Have dumped whitetails over 300 pounds with it, no questions asked. :cool:

The exit hole I can usually put my thumb in without touching anything but air. I don't thinkl I've had anything run more than about 30 yards. :thumbs:



____________________
I don't always venture out into the sub-freezing darkness, but when I do, it is hunting season, and I carry a Browning. Stay hungry my friends.


 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 12:09 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
8th Post
TMan51
Senior Member


Joined: Thu Feb 25th, 2010
Location: Hillsborough, New Jersey USA
Posts: 2211
Photo: [Download]
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .35 Whelen
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Guncrank wrote: I had loaded up a first test batch this evening with H-380 and Speer 130g HP's. For the second batch I was considering Sierra 125g Spitzers and something in the burn range of BLc-2 or IMR 4895 to AA-2460 but started to get lost in all the data.

When I was starting to hunt groundhogs woth a centerfire rifle in the early '60's, I used my fathers 721/06, with Speer 130's and Sierra 125's, over a medium load of Hodgdon's surplus 4895.  It literally blew the offside of the chuck completely away.  On afternoon I shot a large fox traveling almost straight away at about 150yds.  You couldn't tell where his tail started and his ears ended, most of everything in between being gone.  When I had trapped enough rats and coons, I bought a used Savage 340 in .30-30, and used the same bullets.  Even the .30-30 had enough zoom to keep those bullets from bouncing around the country side.

My thought is that they will absolutely keep your deer from running off, but you won't eat much of them either.

On the other hand, I have shot PA/NY/VA whitetais with 150gr Hornady and Sierra SP's in an '06, and WY antelope and mule deer.  I cannot recall a single one that managed to get out of sight, most were in a pile on the spot.



____________________
Experience is what you get, when you don't get what you want ;-)


 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 07:45 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
9th Post
saddlesore
Master Handloader


Joined: Sun Feb 6th, 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Posts: 1042
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: 
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: 
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

I'd say if the deer are going several hundred yards, it's the bullet placement , not the bullet. Droping down to 125's and pushing them +3000fps and you might not be all that happy with the results. A 150 gr bullet is going to do everything you want it to including expansion. If you really want a more explosive bullet, then go to the ballistic tips.

I have never been one to subscribe to the theory that when I shoot a deer, I'm happy getting only 1/2 the meat that is on them. I think the idea that someone would rather take home 1/2  deer  rather than none  is BS. 

I suspect the .270 users are using bullets that are intended for the 270 type velocities



 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 10:42 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
10th Post
wheezengeezer
Moderator


Joined: Mon Jul 16th, 2007
Location: Jeddediah Jones Swamp,Corbin, Kansas USA
Posts: 3650
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: pistol
My favorite chambering is:: 44 Marlin 1.28 straight
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

My Marlin 1894 with hardcast has kinda spoiled me.I can eat right up to the bullet hole.



____________________
I was raised in the 50's on jackrabbits and gunpowder.salt and pepper wooda made'em taste better


 Posted: Fri Nov 26th, 2010 02:28 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
11th Post
swampshooter
Moderator
 

Joined: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 4550
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .204 Ruger
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

The 150 gr. .30 cal. bullet performs the same on deer as a 130gr. .270 bullet. The 150 gr. .30 cal bullet will give you better performance in a 30/06 for deer than the 125 and 130gr. bullets which are really designed for varmints such as groundhogs.



____________________
NRA Endowment member
NRA Range Technical Team Advisor
Texas State Rifle Association Member
NRA certified pistol coach


 Posted: Sun Nov 28th, 2010 10:49 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
12th Post
Guncrank
Forum Benefactor


Joined: Tue Nov 16th, 2010
Location: North Carolina USA
Posts: 486
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 8mm Steyr Pistole and 6.5mm Swede Mauser as well as ...
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

swampshooter
The 150 gr. .30 cal. bullet performs the same on deer as a 130gr. .270 bullet. The 150 gr. .30 cal bullet will give you better performance in a 30/06 for deer than the 125 and 130gr. bullets which are really designed for varmints such as groundhogs.


Varmints and Groundhogs?!?
I don't know, the 270 guys seem to be doing quite a job on Bambi with their 130 grain bullets.  How is it that 20 grains and 30 thousands of an inch make for all that much difference in performance on a small frame deer?

Perhaps I've missed something and boy howdy it sure wouldn't be the first time, but, I always thought 85 grains and less was varmint weight pill's, 2 and 4 legged. And that 100 grains moving above 3100 fps as well as bullets up to 165 grains at 2800 fps was about right for small deer to Elk sized critters.

It sure would be a lot easier if only someone would market that one size fits all bullet/cartridge combination that wouldn't over penetrate on a squirrel and yet would stop a Cape Buffalo in it's tracks!  


Last edited on Sun Nov 28th, 2010 10:51 PM by Guncrank



____________________
Most evil men will not be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda or by legislation; however, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
- Lt. Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (paraphrased)


 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 05:35 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
13th Post
Paul B
Master Handloader
 

Joined: Sun Sep 30th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 4145
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

"It sure would be a lot easier if only someone would market that one size fits all bullet/cartridge combination that wouldn't over penetrate on a squirrel and yet would stop a Cape Buffalo in it's tracks!"  

What fun would that be? :confused: Everybody would be using the same thing and there would be nothing to discusss, How boring. :shameon:

I think I've already mentioned that I prefer going with the heavier for caliber bullets.
I used my .270 last year with 150 gr. bullets for my antelope hunt. Cosidering that I made a fantastically good stalk, my shot was at only 75 yards or a hair less. If I'd been shooting the more preferred 130 gr. bullets, I'd have had one hell of a mess to clean up. As it was, the goat ran in a half circle for about 35 feet at the most and flopped down dead. My preferences for the .308 is 165 gr. and 180 gr. in the 30-06. If you use something like the 180 gr. Sierra round nose, you should get bang flops to very short runs and then flop. I have no problem using that bullet to 200 yard and a bit more although I prefer the spitzers where hots may be longer. I shoot 200 gr. bullets in the .300 Win. mag. and they do a ddirty deed on elk very nicely.

I'll be trying the 225 gr. barnes TSX bullets in a few days for a cow elk hunt. I'll probably take the .300 Win. mag. as a back up. Still trying to make up my mind on that one.

Paul B.



 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 01:35 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
14th Post
TMan51
Senior Member


Joined: Thu Feb 25th, 2010
Location: Hillsborough, New Jersey USA
Posts: 2211
Photo: [Download]
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .35 Whelen
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Guncrank wrote:Varmints and Groundhogs?!?
I don't know, the 270 guys seem to be doing quite a job on Bambi with their 130 grain bullets.  How is it that 20 grains and 30 thousands of an inch make for all that much difference in performance on a small frame deer?


Is that a serious question or are you pulling our legs on that one?

The 130gr .270 bullets are designed for larger game, with much heavier jacket construction.  130gr bullets in .30 cal. are largely designed for varmit shooting, with a couple of minor exceptions lile the Speer 130gr FP.



____________________
Experience is what you get, when you don't get what you want ;-)


 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 01:54 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
15th Post
swampshooter
Moderator
 

Joined: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 4550
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .204 Ruger
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Guncrank, you're missing the bullet construction difference between 130 gr. bullets in .270 and .30 caliber.The 130 gr. .270 bullet has a thicker jacket than a 125 or 130 gr. .30 cal. bullet. If you insist on shooting 130gr. bullets for deer you'd be better off to trade for a .270. The 125 and 130 gr. bullets in a .30 are varmint bullets, and have very thin jackets. Hit a deer that is perfectly broadside through the lungs and you'll get a very rapid kill, probably bang, flop, but penetration will be lacking on any other hit. Hit the same deer on the front shoulder or a little high near the spine and all the meat on that side in front of the rear legs will be bloodshot, and probably half of the backstrap on the off side. Expansion with these thin jacketed  bullets is much more rapid than with a 130 gr. bullet out of a .270. Load a Sierra, Hornady or Speer brand 150 gr. .30 caliber bullet out of a 30/06 or .308 to about 2900 or 3,000 fps  and you're bullet performance will mirror that of a .270 with 130 gr. bullet. P.S. Don't believe those velocity figures that are quoted for 130 gr. bullet loads from a .270. I've chronographed numerous factory .270 130 gr. loads in numerous .270 rifles and only exceeded 3,000 fps. one time and that rifle had a 24" barrel. Average velocity of those that I tested, in 22" bbl. hunting rifles was closer to 2950 fps.

Last edited on Mon Nov 29th, 2010 02:08 PM by swampshooter



____________________
NRA Endowment member
NRA Range Technical Team Advisor
Texas State Rifle Association Member
NRA certified pistol coach


 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 02:56 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
16th Post
swampshooter
Moderator
 

Joined: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 4550
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .204 Ruger
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Guncrank, you're missing the bullet construction difference between 130 gr. bullets in .270 and .30 caliber. If you insist on shooting 130gr. bullets for deer you'd be better off to trade for a .270. The 125 and 130 gr. bullets in a .30 are varmint bullets. Hit a deer that is perfectly broadside through the lungs and you'll get a very rapid kill, probably bang, flop, but penetration will be lacking on any other hit. Hit the same deer on the front shoulder and all the meat on that side in front of the rear legs will be bloodshot. Expansion with these bullets is much more rapid than with a 130 gr. bullet out of a .270. Load a Sierra, Hornady or Speer brand 150 gr. bullet to about 2950 or 3,000 fps in you're 30/06 and you're bullet performance will mirror that of a .270 with 130 gr. bullet. P.S. Don't believe those velocity figures that are quoted for 130 gr. bullet loads from a .270. I've chronographed numerous factory .270 130 gr. loads in nu



____________________
NRA Endowment member
NRA Range Technical Team Advisor
Texas State Rifle Association Member
NRA certified pistol coach


 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 11:29 PM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
17th Post
deerdog
Full Member
 

Joined: Sun Feb 18th, 2007
Location: Eldorado, Illinois USA
Posts: 202
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Here is my 2 cents worth... The 125 / 130 grain 30's were designed for vermin or slower speed deer rounds. The 150 is designed as a deer bullet from the ground up, as is the 130 gr. 270 bullet. Push 'em fast and they can be pretty destructive on the eating part. Push the 125's to the max in an 06, and it becomes a bomb to the deer. It will get to where it needs to be on broadside shots due to its sheer mass, but it will shred the critter. I have seen a lot of deer shot with them. Never seen a lost deer. Would I use them in 30-06? No. I shoot 165's at 2850 fps, always exit and don't cut 'em in half. The 125 will behave nicely at lower velocity. Put it into a 30-30 and it thinks it is bigger.

DD



____________________
If people concentrated on the important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles!


 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 01:35 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
18th Post
stevekoozer
Full Member
 

Joined: Sat Oct 4th, 2008
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 346
Photo: [Download]
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is::  280 Rem ...
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Guncrank wrote: I'm looking to load some 125 and 130 grain hunting bullets. The deer around this area are rather small and light weight in stature. The 165's (and heavier) bullets have proven that they'll blow through the little darlings and keep on going. Worst part is that the deer also kept going, at least for several hundred yards and were tough to track because of the light blood trail left behind.

The guy's with the 270's using a 130 grain bullet seem universally happy with the performance they are getting and swear that poor old Bambi goes down like a hundred pound sack of taters nearly every time. So, I'm thinking that the old favorite 30-06 should get a 130 grain bullet moving in about the same class as the 270 and the money saved on a new 270 rifle can be better spent on primers, powder's and bullets!

Anyone gone off in this direction before and have a favorite or two they'd care to share that can push the lightweight bullets with some good accuracy?   

Well if you want to get close to the 270 speed wise look to a 150 ballistic tip over H-414 with a Win primer in a Win case. They will make a mess if you put them into a shoulder. I subscribe to Paul B's philosophy and prefer heavy bullet's in the 06 with the 180 being my weight of choice. If your shots are 300 yards or less you might be better served with a ballistic tip in the 165 to 180 weight range or a speer/ serria. hornady and so on. 414/760/ 4350/ Rl-15 /Rl19/ 4895/4831/4064 and on and on and on. Really the 30-06 is pretty easy to load for with a ton of components that will give use able to spectacular results once you find a combo that your rifle likes.   



____________________
"So honor the valiant who died 'neath your sword",
"But pity the warrior who slays all his foes."


 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 04:02 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
19th Post
Paul B
Master Handloader
 

Joined: Sun Sep 30th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 4145
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

"I'm looking to load some 125 and 130 grain hunting bullets. The deer around this area are rather small and light weight in stature. The 165's (and heavier) bullets have proven that they'll blow through the little darlings and keep on going. Worst part is that the deer also kept going, at least for several hundred yards and were tough to track because of the light blood trail left behind."

I find it hard to blieve that if one gets a pass through on a small deer that the blood trail would be light. I won't say it does bot happen but never in my experience. I'll not recommend a premium bullet, at least not for deer and depending on the cartridge maybe not even for elk.

As you're shooting a 30-06 and as I've already made my recommendations I won't repeat myself at least on that point. You know where I stand, no flames intended.

What you might consider is looking into something with a bit bigger hole in the barrel. I'm dead serious on that point.  If your ranges to the deer are 200 yards or less, I'd give seriuos thought to something like the .358 Win. or .35 Whelen, although the Whelen might be a bit much. Use either of those two rounds and a good solid chest hit with usually bang/flop/DRT that deer on the spot. A 200 gr. Hornady round nose of even the Spire Point would do the job very nicely. I'll be leaving for my elk hunt in 4 days and I'm packing my .35 Whelen with 225 gr. Barnes TSX bullets.

Last night, while killing a little time waiting for the silent movie to come on on TCM, I watched an infomercial tape I have for a tree stand. Most of that 45 miute tape shot deer and a few elk shot by a hunter who uses that stand. I would estimate that there were probably 50 animals shot, mostly with rifle one handgun and a few with bow and arrow. Discounting the archery and handgun shots, at least 40 or more were taken with the rifle. What I'm getting at is roughly half the deer shot were bang/flops/DRT on the spot and half took off running. The interesting part was you could see exactly where the bullet hit. Many were heart shots and agin either bang/flop ot it took off running. same thing with the apparent lung shots. The point here is regardless of what bullet you use, or how well a shot is placed, that deer will either drop on the spot or run like hell till he drops.

I'm 72 years old and I've been hunting deer since I was 11 years old. I've taken well over 100 deer over those years in several states and regardless of what I was shooting, some dropped and some ran. Doesn't make me any kind of expert but I do believe I've taken enough deer to form a reasonably accurate opinion on what works and what does not.

If you shots are not too long, you might try a 170 gr. bullet for the 30-30 at 2400 to 2450 FPS. get a solid hit in the chest and that deer ain't going far. Thats what I used in the 06 when I hunted Northern California's rain forest. If a deer ran more than 25 yards, you lost him. Do try to not hit the shouldser though or you'll have some seriously bloodshot meat.

Paul B.




 Posted: Tue Nov 30th, 2010 04:38 AM
   PM  Quote  Reply 
20th Post
Green Valley Bob
Full Member


Joined: Sun Mar 4th, 2007
Location: Southeast, Wyoming USA
Posts: 49
Photo: 
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: 
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

For what it's worth;

This is a picture of the 125 Sierra Pro-Hunter bullet from our 2007 antelope hunt.
The bullet was loaded in a 30-06 at about 3000 fps from the muzzle. The shot was
about 150 yards at an antelope that was quartering toward us. No bones were hit.
The bullet was recovered from the off side, right where the diaphragm meets the ribs.
On the up side the bullet mushroomed quite well. On the down side the recovered
 bullet only weighed 62.5 grains. This was from my nephews antelope.

GVB

Attachment: 100_2319crop.jpg (Downloaded 64 times)



____________________
I spent most of my money on women and liquor, the rest I just wasted!


 Current time is 11:49 PMPage:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
The Handloaders Bench > Metallic cartridge reloading > Handloaders Bench.Com load data > 125 and 130 grain bullets in the 30-06 Springfield...
Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.4413 seconds (53% database + 47% PHP). 30 queries executed.