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Old October 20, 2017, 09:49 PM   #1
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170gr Nosler RN Partition in a 30/06 case

I've given this bullet a lot of thought over the years for a 30/06 load, I no longer use a 30/30 for hunting and thought this combination would be hard to beat out to 200 yards using a model 70 Winchester Featherweight. I have both IMR4895 and IMR4064 powders using R-P cases and CCI primers, I thought I would use Nosler 180gr bullet data in 1/2 gr increments and see what happens!! If by chance someone has already tried this experiment I would be interested in your findings!! I happen to have 20 boxes (1000) of these bullets and it's about time to start using them!! William
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Old October 20, 2017, 10:28 PM   #2
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Load them to 2600 fps or less and they will do everything you want them to do. Either of those powders will do it.
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Old October 21, 2017, 12:24 AM   #3
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I did this a year ago. Pics are gone, but the 32gr load was the best accuracy and lowest velocity spread:
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Old October 22, 2017, 01:40 AM   #4
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I think I will start at 45.0grs of IMR4895, oal 3.103, this is about .010" off the lands/rifling, kind of surprising the OAL is so short. This length seems to feed well, I haven't used my chrony for a couple of years, I want to see what kind of velocity this loading produces!! Just finished loading three rounds to fire tomorrow!! William

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