Have a new baby that need cast bullets.

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Have a new baby that need cast bullets.

Post by 405 WCF » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:16 am

Just bought a Tikka T3 in 30-06.
I wounder if someone have a recipe or experience of a heavy, 210-230 gr bullet with large meplat for the -06.

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Re: Have a new baby that need cast bullets.

Post by mtngun » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:16 am

No, I never shot anything that heavy. No reason to, not that that ever stops people.

All my 30-06 cast adventures are posted on this website. I had best luck with loverins, but some bore riders did OK, with all the usual hoops to jump through for a correct fit.

The SAAMI 30-06 chamber has a decent, but tapered throat. The tapered throat is not really an advantage for cast -- if you size to fit the fat part of the throat, then it won't fit in the narrow part of the throat. I usually sized the front band 0.308" so it would chamber reliably (I tried a tapered bullet to match the throat but it actually shot less well). The 30-06's main weakness is the grossly oversize chamber neck, requiring an oversize bullet to fill the void.

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