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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
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re: recomended .30-'06 ammo?


Indeed, Faxis has had great results w/ high velocity 125 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips in the 30-06. The question is, how much recoil velocity reduction are you looking for? You can drop it a little by using a factory 150 grain load or a high velocity 125 grain bullet, but to get a significant drop, you'll have to either use factory reduced recoil loads or personally loaded reduced recoil loads.

Using this calculator (LINK ), I ran a comparison of recoil for 125 gr reduced recoil load, 125 grain full power load and 150 grain full power load . Gun wt constant at 8.5#. Muzzle velocity is 2450 fps, 3100 and 2800 fps.
125 gr reduced recoil=7.42 ft. lbs
125 gr full power=12.0 ft. lbs
150 grain full power=13.42 ft lbs

Reduced recoil loads can be very deadly. If distances are short range, (i.e. w/ in 200 yards), the trajectory is easily handled. Using a handloaded reduced recoil 308 load, my son once killed a deer 2-3 weeks after breaking a clavicle (on the recoil side).

I agree that a quality recoil pad would be very useful, but be sure the length of pull is also correct. Might even consider using a "sissy pad."



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TigerDeacon
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West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
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re: recomended .30-'06 ammo?


quote:

i'm looking for a little less recoil this yr because of a shoulder problem i'm having


Change out the barrel for one that has a boss (or similar). I hate the boss on my browning because it makes it sound like a battleship cannon in the deer stand but it takes almost all of the kick out of the rifle.






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faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
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That was me. It's a 125 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip that we handload to go 3200 FPS. It's not light recoil. It's absolute hammer of the gods on whitetails though. It does not fragment. It blows a hole out the other side every time on broadside shots. Only way to stop it in the carcass is shoot longways down the deer and I've pulled a perfectly intact mushroom from the opposite ham on the last one I shot longways from the shoulder.

They flop over dead almost every time. Rarely any tracking involved.



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faxis
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La.
Member since Oct 2007
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re: recomended .30-'06 ammo?


Oh and I killed a 300+ lb boar that did stop it in the opposite shoulder where it hit it in Downshifts dreaded ball joint and blew the hell out of it. When I came back later and shot this pig in the shoulder with 12 ga. bird shot to try to open him up for predators, the shield that covered his vitals stopped this and just made a divot the size of a shot glass. From about eight feet.

I didn't bother digging that one out because that thang stank.






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