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Old February 18, 2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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155 gr. Hornady A-Max in 30.06?

I bought some .30 cal 155gr. Hornady A-Max bullets the other day thinking they would be accurate in my Savage 110 30/06. Now in looking through my
assorted reloading manuals, I can't find any loads for them, at least in 30/06.
Does anyone use these 155 grainers in a 30/06, and if so, what specifically are your recommendations? I was planning on using them exclusively for punching paper. Thanks.
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Old February 18, 2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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Here's for 150 grain 30-06:

H4895 49.0 gr. 2,932
IMR 3031 49.5 gr. 2,850
2400 29.4 gr. 2,330
Reloader 7 43.8 gr. 2,780
Reloader 15 53.6 gr. 3,005
H380 54.0 gr. 2,921
A2230 49.4 gr. 2,865
A2460 49.5 gr. 2,862
748 48.0 gr. 2,810
760 54.0 gr. 2,900

Remember these are MAX! For each, start with 10% less.
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Old February 18, 2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Road Warrior. Your loading data was for 150 gr., which I do have, but what I was looking for was data on the 155 grain A-Max. I was kind of hoping someone would have load data specific to that particular bullet, for 30/06. I have seen loads listed for .270 and .308, but nothing for aught-six using the Hornady 155 gr. A-Max. Sorry if my original post was not clear enough. I'm fairly new to reloading; can anyone tell me if the loads listed for 150 grain bullets are safe to use with the 155 gr?
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Old February 18, 2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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Road Warrior hit the loads prety close.
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Old February 18, 2005, 07:44 PM   #5
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In my Hornady handbook all the 150 through 155 gr bullets are lumped together under the same load data - including #30312 "A-Max."
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Old February 19, 2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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I loaded up some of the 155 grain Hornady A-Max last night. Used 45.5 grains of IMR 4895; figured it would be a good place to start. Never shot the Hornady A-Max before....hoping it will be a good grouper.
Thanks for the helpful advice guys.
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