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#1 First Nation HUNTER

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

Has anyone tried the 220gr roundnose in the 30-06 (Hornady interlock) --

Thinking i may try them out for LARGE game.
Price wise you get the same amount as 2 boxes of premium projectiles .. 100 count vs 50 count and they get good reviews..

Just curious about the accuracy
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:16 AM

FNH, unfortunately I can't provide any help with the 220 gr Hornady interlocks but I have used the Hornady 180 gr interlocks with excellent results. I developed a very good load using IMR 4064 pared with the 180 gr and can get MOA consistently all day, thats if I'm doing my job as the shooter.

When growing up in NL and going out moose hunting with my family members, all they ever used was either 150 or 180 gr 30-06 bullet weights. I haven't been on a moose hunt since I was a teenager but the 180 gr was the favoured bullet, as far as I remember, and would easily take a moose out to 200 + yards.  


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

The only reason I can see using 220's is if you either had them given to you or already had them kicking around. I think anything over 180 is handicapping the 06 performance. I think any good bullet in 165 gr is optimal for the caliber.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

For sure 165 (sst-deer) and 180's(accubond -moose)- Im developing loads for both.

But since i am planning to use this 30-06 as an "open sight" carry (no scope),
for ranges i'll shoot with it, thought the 220rn may be a good close range thumping round.. ;)
(Where the premium top really is not needed)
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

I haven't used the 220gr .30 cal Hornady Interlocks,... but I do load 200gr SP and RN Interlocks for my 358win, and they are an accurate shooting bullet. I would venture to guess that the 220gr RN Interlock would perform well from a 30-06 at moderate range.

I do load 180gr RN Sierra Pro Hunters for my 30-06, and they are very accurate and great performing bullet aswell.

I have zero Moose hunting experience,.. but if  was going to pick a bullet for a 30-06 Moose hunt, I would choose the 180gr Nosler Partition


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

For sure 165 (sst-deer) and 180's(accubond -moose)- Im developing loads for both.

But since i am planning to use this 30-06 as an "open sight" carry (no scope),
for ranges i'll shoot with it, thought the 220rn may be a good close range thumping round.. ;)
(Where the premium top really is not needed)

 

For your intended use at close range, I would say 220 RN would be the ticket,... I personally am a big fan of round nose bullets at close to moderate range around the woods. The 220 RN is fairly short compared to most Spire Point bullets of the same weight class, so the RN should stabilize well and be quite accurate. From what ballistic studies I have read, some longer heavy bullets have a hard time stabilizing at the 1:10 twist rate and velocity of most 30-06 barrels, but RN bullets of the same weight do fine.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:10 AM

I have been using 165 sst since I got my 3006. Use the same bullet for bear moose and deer. Never needed more then one bullet for each animal.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

I've always thought of the "SST" as the equivalent to noslers "Ballstic tip"
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- Savage Model 111, .270win
- Savage Model 11, .243
- Mossberg patriot - wood/iron sights, .30-06
- My trusty 1958 Winchester model 12, 12ga
- Limbsaver dz30, Easton FMJ and a muzzy




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