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    Default Rem 7600 reload

    I picked a very nice older Rem 7600 this year. The rifle looks practically new probably because I got it in NJ. Is anyone reloading 30.06 for the 7600?
    What powder and 150 gr and 180 gr worked best?
    Thanks, Mike

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    I don't reload for the 30'06 but do for 25-06,257R and 358 Win all 7600/760

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    I shoot IMR 4350 out of my 30-06 for 150 and 180 grain projectiles. 4350 is a older powder but I find it very consistent. It's age on the marketplace is a testament to its performance.
    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Mike View Post
    I picked a very nice older Rem 7600 this year. The rifle looks practically new probably because I got it in NJ. Is anyone reloading 30.06 for the 7600?
    What powder and 150 gr and 180 gr worked best?
    Thanks, Mike
    Before you start reloading try a box or 2 of factory Rem Core-Lokts 165 gr and 180 gr. just to see how the gun groups. You may find you won't have to reload. Also a good way to get some starter brass if you do go forward.

    As to your question, IMR4350 powder always worked well for me, with Rem brass and primers and Hornady heads.
    Have fun.

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    I just saw that Federal is making 30-06 with the Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets, 200 grain. Just ordered 3 boxes from Midway for our moose hunt.

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    IMO I wouldn't just take a couple boxes of core-lokts and shoot them and see how they do for a couple reasons. I remember reading an article probably 10 years ago where the writer took a box of core-locks, dissembled every round, measured the brass, weighed the bullet and the powder, and not two rounds were the same out of a box of 20. The other reason I wouldn't do that is you might shoot an 1" group at 100 yards with factory loads and think that's the best you can do. Once you reload and fine tune a load, you'll shoot sub 3/4" groups.

    My opinion do some research on line, find a bullet and a powder you like. Look up in the numerous reloading books for the proper load and powder range, and reload in half grain increments through out that powder range. Make 3 rounds per half grain increment. Shoot the 3 rounds, let your barrel cool, measure your group, and shoot the next 3 rounds and on and on. You'll see your group shrink, shrink, shrink, then all of a sudden start to open back up and up and up. Then you'll know the specific load that shoots best out of your gun.

    I shot hornady factor loads out of my 7mm08. Thought 1" groups were great. Then started reloading and now shoot 140gr barnest ttsx, with 46.5gr of hodgdon H414 and shoot sub 1/2" groups. Plus I figure reloading this load is half the price of buying a box of hornady factor loads.

    just my $0.02

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    if you think having a quarter inch better groups is important then reload if not get the Corlokt's, good luck
    Last edited by longbow; 06-26-2017 at 01:44 PM.

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    If you're looking for the best groups, and you like reloading, then I'll throw my vote for the 4350 as well. I haven't done any 30-06 with it, but .270 and 25-06.

    I like to reload, so I enjoyed doing that, but nowt that my time is a little more limited, I'm 100% happy to grab factory loads off the shelf to hunt with.

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    I'm loading for a 760 with 22" Barrel

    For 150 gr I've used:
    43.0 gr. H4895 CCI 200 - Avg 2,475 fps

    For 165gr
    55.0 gr. W760 WLR - Avg 2,730 fps
    47.0 gr H4895, CCI 200

    For 180 gr
    55.0 gr H4350 WLR - Avg 2660 fps

    Most group 1 to 1.5 at 100 yards
    I don't load hot, so I'm sure you can creep these up a bit.
    Always check against published loads first. :-)
    Let me know what you come up with.

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