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Mulie bullet

Postby Ironknees » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:36 am

Hi all,
This Oct. I'll be hunting mulies in Colorado... I'm trying to decide on a bullet. .30-06 is what I'll be taking. Shots will be inside of 200 yards, and probably more like 100 to 150 yards tops because of the thick cover where I will be. (Same place we camped last year) I would like to use 150 to 165 grain bullets... Any O-Pin-Yuns on what bullet I should go with... I have Nosler Partitions and Hornady Interbonds boat-tails on hand both in 150 and 165 trains... Thanks in advance... Dave
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Postby silvertip » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:46 pm

Hi Dave...the 150 grain in '06 is an awesome load...it allows the '06 to get up there in the speed category...and performance is IMO about the best...at least for Deer size animals at the ranges you expect to encounter... I only used the 165 in my .308...and that was the HPBT bullet for target...I am sure one of the guys has a proven 165 load for you to test...

with the Nosler 150 gr bullet I used this:
BR-2 primer, 52.5 grains 4064, 2950 fps

with the Hornady 150 gr SP I liked this:
BR-2 primer, 51 grains 4895, 3000 fps

for tougher cover accuracy is even more important to me...where a neck shot may be required...and when ranges are under 100 yards the bullet selection is less critical...especially when a huge tree is blocking vitals...and all you have is that neck shot...JMO...

it only takes one bullet to make or break a trip sometimes...

all the best...ted :grin:
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Postby Ironknees » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:27 am

I've got my batch made up and tested... Over the chrony the average is 2823 fps or something like that. (memory) The 100 yard five shot group was 0.380" and I will restrict it to 200 yards because after that range, energy and trajectory fall off fast... Retained energy at 200 yards is just over 1400 foot pounds... Can't ask for any better accuracy than that...

Bullet: Remington Bulk 150 grain PSPCL
Brass: New, unprimed Winchester
Brass treatment: Neck sized, (to remove out of round) trimmed to 2.484", mouth treated on RCBS case prep. station. Flash holes deburred.
COL = 3.220"
Bullet runout at tip: 0.0019" after Lee factory crimp appliedRunout at case mouth: 0.000" (1/2 needle width)
Powder: 50.0 grains IMR 4064 dispensed by electronic dispenser and scale and manually weight checked.
Primer: CCI 200
Crimp: Lee Factory Collet Crimp
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