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Old August 15, 2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Powders for 30.06

I would like to know what are the preferred powders those of you use for 30.06. I have a few that work for both 223/556 and 30.06 but i would like to know those specifically for 30.06, might give me better results than one that can be used for both i guess.
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Old August 15, 2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: Powders for 30.06

Either variety of 4350...I prefer the H version myself.
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Old August 15, 2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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For use in my Garand I use IMR 4895. For hunting loads in my bolt action rifles, I use H4350.

I've read that some have great results from 4064 and Varget, but I don't have any personal experience with those powders yet.

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Old August 15, 2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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At this point whatever I can find. I prefer imr 4064 and varget tho. I want to try win 760 and rl15 though.
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Powders for 30.06

Yeah Varget is at the top of my list specially since i can use it for both 223/556 and 30.06 but is hard to find now!
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Old August 15, 2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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I hope the link works. Good article.
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http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...umber/3036381/

link doesn't work. It won't let me delete the post.
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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IMR 4320

With 150gr bullets in the '06, I have always had good luck with IMR 4320. A bit slower than Varget & a bit faster than 4350. Easy metering through a powder measure too.

FWIW...

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Old August 15, 2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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Powders for 30.06

I've had good luck with the 165 grain bullets and IMR4064. I've got some good results with H4831 and heavier bullets.
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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Anyone tried imr 3031 with lighter bullets?
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Old August 15, 2013, 07:06 PM   #10
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The capacity of the 30-06 has kept me in the medium burn realm. When 52gr of 4064 under a 150 Hornady Spire put three in 5/8" and clocked 2950, I quit experimenting.
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Old August 15, 2013, 07:21 PM   #11
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Anyone tried imr 3031 with lighter bullets?

Yes.....slower velocity and achieved some 1moa at 100yds...light loads

My favorite up to now is varget with 168 gr amax
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Old August 15, 2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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IMR4064 is my favorite powder for 30/06, it also works well in 307, 308 & 22/250, IMR4064 happens to be a clean burning powder too. William

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Old August 15, 2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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IMR 4350
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Old August 15, 2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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IMR 4350 has worked so well for me I have not tried anything else in years.
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Old August 15, 2013, 08:20 PM   #15
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RL 19 with 180s
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Old August 15, 2013, 09:05 PM   #16
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I use IMR4350 almost exclusively in my 30-06.
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Old August 15, 2013, 09:13 PM   #17
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When the '06 was "the" cartridge for high power rifle competition, 150's shot the most accurte with IMR4895. 165 to 180 grain bullets shot best with IMR4064. 190's through 220 grains performed best with IMR4350. Metered charges for all.

The above are all the accuracy ones. Slower powders than these for listed bullet weights usually shot 'em faster, but the bullets didn't land as close together on target.
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Old August 15, 2013, 10:23 PM   #18
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Accurate 2520 for 165 grain Cor-Lokts in my Mauser 30-06. Velocity is not tops, but accuracy is 1/2 MOA and it's death to whitetails.
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Old August 15, 2013, 10:25 PM   #19
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IMR 4064 for 150 gr bullets.

IMR 4350 for 180 gr. bullets.

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Old August 16, 2013, 07:19 AM   #20
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H4350 under a 180 grain Nolser partition here. 55.5 grains produces 1/2 groups out of my Model 70. Really accurate, and has killed many deer for me.
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:24 AM   #21
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Powders for 30.06

Yeah for me mainly it will be practice and hunting, practice to get better at hunting. Thats pretty much it.
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Old August 16, 2013, 03:24 PM   #22
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I've loaded and tested 30-06 for 30 years, and I have found that IMR 4350 does what I need in three different rifles tested and four different bullet styles in each of those. Hawg Haggen is less "long winded" than I am, thus he hit it on the head.
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Old August 16, 2013, 04:19 PM   #23
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IMR4350 has given good results in my rifles.
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Old August 16, 2013, 04:58 PM   #24
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Like many above I use IMR 4350 in my single shot and bolt guns and IMR 4064 in the Garand. I will use 4064 in the bolt guns and #1 too from time to time. 4064 works fine in a .223 but I have better choices.
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Old August 16, 2013, 05:35 PM   #25
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Anyone tried imr 3031 with lighter bullets?

Since about 1965 i have used IMR 3031 almost exclusively with bullets up to 150 grains. My best .30-06 groups are fired with that powder.
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