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    Husqvarna .30-06

    Hi guys, can anyone recommend a recipe that shoots well out of a husqvarna 1600?
    Fairly accurate rifle with Hornady whitetail 180gr and Winchester ballistic tip 168gr.
    I have a lot of brass at home and wondering what a good start point might be for making up some loads.
    Thanks in advance

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    Mine likes 59gn's 2209, with either a 165SGK or SST, coal of 83.3mm. Wasnt very fussy on projectile, tried some flat base projectiles and some flat nose bush type projectiles and they all seemed to shoot 1moa or less for 5 shots.

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    Sako used to make a 155 grain factory load that grouped best in my Husky, below 1.5 moa consistently which is fine for hunting. My 3000 fps 150 grain handloads are about 1.75 moa, and the 2900 fps 168 grainers are clearly superior at below 1 moa. ADI 2209 for the 150's and 2213SC for the 168's.

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    2209 is the go for the 06.
    Up to 58-60 with a 150
    57-59 with a 165
    55.5-57 with a 180.


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    Awesome, thanks guys. Does the rifle get fussy about where the projectile is seated? Do you have it kissing the lands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatcommander View Post
    Awesome, thanks guys. Does the rifle get fussy about where the projectile is seated? Do you have it kissing the lands?
    set up your die using the best factory load you have...its not perfect but will "rough enough" give you a similar jump to rifling (because the die will touch the olgive curey bit at same diameter in both projectiles) if feel the need tweak it from there...Ive done it this way for 30 years without issue...as long as it fits in magazine and chambers nicely I leave it alone and just keep it the same.
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    I didnt even bother to find the lands, just seated the bullet what looked about right, coloured up the bullet with a marker pen and couldnt find any land marks so all good to go.
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    Alight thanks. So Husky- a good start point for me will be to go 165grSST, 59gn 2209 and seat the projectile to 83.3mm C.O.A.L . And we should be shooting 1moa at 100m?
    All with in reason of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatcommander View Post
    Alight thanks. So Husky- a good start point for me will be to go 165grSST, 59gn 2209 and seat the projectile to 83.3mm C.O.A.L . And we should be shooting 1moa at 100m?
    All with in reason of course
    Probably pay to be a wee bit cautious........try 3 @ 57, 3 @ 58, and then 3 @ 59. Check them out, look for the usual pressure signs etc, and if the 59's do what you want, load up 5 rounds and try another group. If thats minute of goat, or minute of deer and your happy, then youre all sorted. Definitely not your standard start to load development, but it might just work.
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    30-06s seem to shoot well.
    Years ago I loaded for 3 or 4 of us using 30-06s.
    Rational was to save money and all used the same load, so on a trip all carried the same load but not packets.
    I used 52 grs WIN 760 and 168 Nosler Ballistic Tip.
    A mate later had a Husqvarna possibly a 1640 and it shot fairly well with this load too.
    Pretty much all bush hunting but the odd rabbit got whacked at 200m or so when practicing for real.
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    59 gns of 09 with a 165 is a hot load.

    Start at 56/57 gns


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    I have had three of them, and still have another one now. The following load they all shot very well:

    180 Sierra SP or a Hornady 180 round nose bullet, with 57.5 grains of 2209, any brass any decent primer. Seated just off the lands. If there is nothing wrong with the rifle, it will shoot these bullets and load well or better I reckon.

    It's a standard load I have used in several .30/06's and some of them have been Husqvarnas. I have done so much shooting with .30/06's I don't do load work ups any more

    Depending on the rifle and how old your 2209 powder is, it will give you between 2650 and 2800 fps.
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    The 3006 is a pretty unfussy cartridge loaded short, long, fast or slow with heavy or light projectiles it seems quite happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    59 gns of 09 with a 165 is a hot load.

    Start at 56/57 gns


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    Totally agree with the above. This load is for the older and slower version of AR2209. Current data from Nosler lists 57.5 grains of H4350 (AR2209) with the 165/168 grain projectile MAX. It pays to be suspicious of any loads for AR2209 with the pressure in CUP.
    GPM.
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