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New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion

New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:14:06 AM »
Looking at the weatherby FAQ it looks like they recommend Barnes vortex 168 or federal sierra game king boat tail 165. Does anyone have an opinion one way or the other. I'm trying to avoid spending a lot on various boxes of ammo and figured I could simplify the process by starting with the most preferred cartridge.

im looking for a great grouping hunting round to use on white tails 300 yd or less.

Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets have always been very accurate for me.

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Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 10:17:52 AM »
I'll second Nosler Ballistic Tips, and recommend the 165gr weight class. From my -06, they have been perfect from 20yds on out to 210, and I'm sure would be fine at 300. I won't hesitate to find out if given that shot opportunity and no option to close the distance. I handload mine, so I can't recommend a factory configuration.
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Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11:53 PM »
A well placed shot with a lead core bullet from a 30-06 Springfield is going to drop the animal. Part of the accuracy issue comes down to what your rifle likes, as in a 165gn bullet more than a 150gn or a 180gn. There is nothing to keep a box of Hornady, Winchester, or Remington ammo from being very accurate. Generally, a heavier bullet is more accurate than a lighter one in the same rifle. A friend uses 180gn Sierra's with his 30-06 Spfd and it drops the deer like a hammer.
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Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 07:10:02 AM »
My Winchester 30-06 prefers the Hornady 180 gr. SP Interlocks. I use this load on all game that I hunt and don't get much meat damage.(with well placed shots) Usually the Vanguards accept most good quality ammo, but naturally some will shoot more accurately than others. The fact that the Accuguard has a #3 contour may have something to do with Weatherby's choice of ammo for your 30-06. Usually 30 calibers like the 180 load, so you might try at least one box of Hornady, Federal, or Winchester cause like Erick mentions, it drops deer like a hammer.
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Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 08:48:42 AM »
All the answers are great. Especially the heavy for the caliber weight. I have two 30-06. A Weatherby ULW and a Remington 700. The ULW likes Hornady Superformance SST 165gr. and 180 gr SST and the Remington likes HSM VLD’s 185 gr and Hornady Superformance SST 180 gr.
I know you do not want buy 10 boxes of different brands and weights. Hopefully you pick a couple of boxes and one of those does the trick.
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Re: New accuguard 30-06 ammo opinion
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 05:43:40 PM »
Thanks for all the advice!