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Old 07-31-2011, 02:17 PM
NiklasP NiklasP is offline
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Never used a 30/06 for anything, however, for decades I have downloaded various 7mms for turkey hunting. Heavy round nose bullets at much reduced velocities can be downloaded to strike at POA and small game distances, while full-power hunting loads would print 3,0 or so inches high at 100 meters.

Mostly I used IMR4895 or one of the somewhat faster burning rifle powders.

Properly placed, little or no breast meat lost. Accurate enough for head shots on grouse at woods ranges, while still leaving me always with a round in chamber that is powerful enough for deer with careful shot placement (say, head, neck or spine).

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