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Old March 3, 2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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110 gr. bullet 30/06.

Anyone shoot any 110 gr. bullets out of their 06. I’m thinking about trying some but thought I’s ask for opinions and facts before spending money.
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Old March 3, 2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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If the intended target is ground hogs... the results are graphic for sure.

110gr Sierra HP and Vmax.

For target there are much better options with much higher BC's.
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Old March 4, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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I've shot a lot of 110 grain cast bullets (RCBS gas check design for the M1 Carbine) out of my 1903 A3. They were great rabbit and vermin killers through a hundred yards. That was pre chronograph days, but they were about 1,800 fps and didn't damage meat too badly.
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Old March 4, 2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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Tried some once before and wasn't happy with accuracy.
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Old March 4, 2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I "would have" been pushing them to 3,000 + FPS out of my Remington 700. They “were” going to be just for punching paper. My rifle has a compensator and I was thinking, smaller bullet less recoil. More powder = more gas out the comp, less recoil. Flatter trajectory out further. AND more explosive impact if I should ever get to do any varmint hunting. I’ve been shooting .150 gr., 165 gr. and 180 gr. and all shoot pretty well when I do my part. I was just wondering want the 110s would do. Sounds like I should use the money to buy more 150s.
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Old March 4, 2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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I'm the same as Scharf. I have some 147 grn that I shoot in my '03 but the range started getting strict on no FMJ. I already had 110 grn soft nose that I load for M-1 carbine so it just made since to use what I already had. I'm just punching holes in paper, works fine for me.
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Old March 4, 2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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The 110 gr Hornady jacketed worked well for me. Full power loads & light loads for the kids to shoot.
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Old March 4, 2012, 04:38 PM   #8
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Try some 125g. My Vanguard likes 'em.
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Old March 4, 2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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110 gr. bullet 30/06.

My Ruger M77's hate 110 gr bullets!!!! I have a Old Mark 1 and a newer MarkII, both are blued and scoped rifles.....neither one will group 110gr bulllets worth a dang..... Now 125 are a different story....they shoot like gang busters....
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Old March 4, 2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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My dad always used 180 grain for deer. The only time he ever shot 110 grain was when he went antelope hunting back in the '80's I think it was. He sighted in, fired one shot to get his buck, and gave me the rest of the box last year.

I have a box of Hornady 110 grain spire points and a box of Sierra 220 grain RN that I will load at some point just to see how they shoot. The 110's are lower left, 220's upper left. Everything else I have in .30 cal. is 150, 165, and 180 grain (except for the .30-30 which are 150 and 170). As with any other load, try it in your rifle working up from a starting load and see how it does for you.


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Old March 4, 2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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Shot deer and pigs with Hornady 110 gr works great and are accurate in 308 as well
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Old March 4, 2012, 11:21 PM   #12
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I bought a bunch of SP 110s by mistake for my Carbine so I desided to load the in some of my surplus rifles. 1903A3, M1917 Enfield and Garand.

I wasn't impressed, (with the accuracy) but I didn't try them in hunting rifles.
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Old March 5, 2012, 07:56 AM   #13
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My Ruger #1 shoots the Sierra Varmit 110's better than anything else. I accidentally bought some when shopping for my carbine, loaded them up with 4895 and WOW!!, cloverleaf at 100.
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Old March 5, 2012, 06:51 PM   #14
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Hummmm! Pretty mixed bag. Perhaps I'll buy 100 after all just to see what they do out of my 700.
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Old March 28, 2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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Finally got to play with some 110 gr. bullets. I did ladder tests with IMR 4064 (which Lyman lists as the best load) and I happen to be using for the past 30+ years and some Varget (just started playing with it). Long story short, 55.0 gr. of IMR shoots best (MOA at 100 yards) Shoots pretty much the same as my 150 and 165 gr. bullets over IMR 4064 although POI is different. Time to play with some 125 gr. bullets next.
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