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Old 07-17-2018, 12:34 AM   #1
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I just acquired a Winchester Model 70 30.06 rifle. What rounds would you recommend using with this rifle?
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:54 AM   #2
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165, assuming you’re hunting deer sized game
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:54 AM   #3
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I've always favored the 165 grain loads in 30.06. Alittle extra weight for some extra momentum. They can be very accurate, too.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:00 AM   #4
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I have the same rifle and use 150 & 165 grain with no problems

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Old 07-17-2018, 08:18 AM   #5
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What round? The one that shooting a variety of brands and bullet weight gives the most consistent (not necessarily the smallest) 3-shot groups.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:35 AM   #6
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I use Remington Round nose. Here in Texas the shots are not that long and that round nose will push thru any brush and or twigs that might be hiding. I have no problem blasting thru brush to kill a hog. Now deer I try to have a clean window to shoot thru but I like the round nose for here. Good luck, great rifle. I have the same gun in 270
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
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in Texas 150s for out past 300yds for a little flatter flight
165s are the best all around
I love 180s
for plinkin' fun i buy the Wolf steel cased 140s for .50órd
so i don't shoot up my handloads
these LC Match 173s are what Hathcock used in Nam
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:05 AM   #8
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Marine- Carlos Hathcock in Nam with his Win Mod-70 .30-06
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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150 is all you will need,, I hand loaded mine but prefer Hornady or Winchester if I shoot factory ammo
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:51 AM   #10
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I have the same rifle and use 150 & 165 grain with no problems

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Same here


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Old 07-17-2018, 11:02 AM   #11
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I am not worried about what I would be shooting here in Texas except nilgai. Nilgai can get pretty big (Elk size). I am looking for a consistent round. I was thinking about trying out a least 3 different brands and go from there. From your opinions it sounds like 165 grain is the round to use. I thought about getting into handloads but I don't think I shoot enough to reload my own.

I am mainly a bowhunter more than a rifle hunter. I just wanted the rifle in case I got drawn for the rifle hunts at the Atascosa.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM   #12
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Cant go wrong with 165s in either Hornady Interlocks or Nosler partitions.,
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM   #13
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I'd try at least 3 different brands/loads and see what the rifle shoots best. If you are thinking Nilgai is on the menu then I'd go to a 180gr bullet.

I shoot Federal 165gr sierra game kings in my '06 and they have always performed very well for me.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:17 AM   #14
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I have been shooting Hornady the last few years , I have this same rifle and shoot Hornady 165 and it is very accurate.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:37 AM   #15
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In Texas 150’s is all you need. We use the 180’s on moose and elk.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:59 PM   #16
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180g remington psp core-locs/but shoot a few brands to see what works best in ur rifle
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:08 PM   #17
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get a box of the cheapest 150s, 165, and 180s. Once you have a winner in the weight department get a couple of different brands in that weight.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:08 PM   #18
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Whenever I get a new rifle that I will use factory loads with I like to try several inexpensive factory loads to try and find what grain weight seems to groups best and then look at using better ammo in that grain weight. I have tried federal fusion in 5 different rifles 4 different calibers and it has produced sub-moa groups in all of them.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #19
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Marine- Carlos Hathcock in Nam with his Win Mod-70 .30-06
Yup glass bedded, with like an 8x scope and something like a 178gr boat tailed sierra bullet.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:39 AM   #20
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Default Winchester Model 70 30.06

165 Game King is a great bullet, loaded over H4350. Dad has used them since before I was born.

I use them in my 30.06 as well.

They just work, and work really well.



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Old 07-18-2018, 01:03 AM   #21
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Marine- Carlos Hathcock in Nam with his Win Mod-70 .30-06
What barrel type does Carlos have on that rifle?

Good luck on the zeros RGV.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:31 AM   #22
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I had good accuracy and terminal performance with Federal Fusion 150 grain loads.

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Old 07-18-2018, 04:13 PM   #23
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What barrel type does Carlos have on that rifle?

Good luck on the zeros RGV.
Thanks, I will post pics whenever I get to it. Been pretty busy right now so gonna have to wait.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:07 PM   #24
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What barrel type does Carlos have on that rifle?

Good luck on the zeros RGV.

The Marine Viet Era was a re-built pre 64 Mod 70 Clip Slotted, glass bedded Receiver, Sporter barrel replaced w/ 24" Win. Hvy. Barrel or 26" Douglas barrels, always 30/06.


the gun was a 2 MOA rig
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:36 PM   #25
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Mine shoots everything good. Loved corelokts.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:44 PM   #26
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What year was your Modle 70 made?
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:48 PM   #27
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I use 180 grain partitions on everything from elk, whitetail, deer, hogs out of my '06. Nothing has complained or gone more than a few yards
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