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Posted: January 20 2017 at 7:36pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Out yesterday to the bench. Put 52 rounds through the rifle. First time off the bench with this load. Sometime ago I spoke with the IMR tech by phone
for a friend wanting a reduced load for his 300 Ultra Mag. I was told to load the case to 50% of capacity with 4895 & any bullet. He also said any
cartridge which uses 4895 could be loaded the same.

The 30-06 case holds roughly 60 grains of this power + or - a dab. So I loaded 30 grains & seated a 311284 bullet just off the rifling. I fired a few 3
shot 100 yard groups & the average was 2". I wasn't comfortable so I reset my rest, hung a new target with 1" dots & shot 3 groups.

The rifle



The load



The target



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Posted: January 20 2017 at 8:03pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

That is some decent grouping. I might have to give that powder a try myself. With a bit more work you might scare yourself with it's accuracy.

Nice rifle. Is that a Burris scope?

About all I have used in my ole US Model of 1917 (which is the only 30-06 that I own) is Unique with my Lyman 311332 which looks like the baby brother to your 311284. It has one less grease groove and just a tad bit more point to it. I think it weighs around 180gr.

With the military sights it does decent at 50 yards but the velocity is only around 1,700-1,800 I think.

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Posted: January 20 2017 at 8:06pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

This one is doing somewhere round 1800 I think. The scope
is an old T-16 Weaver from back in the 80s. Used it for
smallbore rifle silhouettes.

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Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:49pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

That 311284 is a real winner in the .30-06. I found it worked well in the 7.62x54 as well.

IMR 4895 works real well for reduced cast loads. In recent years, everybody has been raving about 5744 for such applications and my limited experience with it says it's good stuff.

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I still use a reduced load of 57 gr of IMR 4350 with a Nosler 168 gr BT in my Rem 300 Ultra Magnum.
Didn't save the target, but about 1.2" 3 shot 100 yd group.


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Lynn,

Hodgdon's website has a section on reduced loads using H4895. You might find that interesting. Is that "70" an XTR?



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Posted: January 21 2017 at 8:08pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Its not an XTR. The barrel is simply marked Model 70 but
it is set up like a 70A. There is no floor plate as it
uses a blind magazine. The barrel has sights & the stock a
plastic butt plate which I removed & installed a recoil
pad.

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