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post #1 of 7 Old 10-03-2010, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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? for the reloaders......

So i picked up an encore pistol in 30-06 last fall for deer and finally spent some time at the bench with it today...... Good lord that thing is brutal! my knuckles feel like ive been in a fist fight from the trigger guard.

Anyhow im wondering if anyone has any good light loads using like 140gr or lighter bullets, that they may have worked up for their kids or wives, the 165gr reloads I was shooting today sucked, did however get a 4 shot group of about 1.5in at 100yds with the fixed 4 power...
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I have none worked out, but how about some of the light factory loads remington managed recoil or the lighter Federal loads

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Hodgen's online manual list several loads for 30-06 pistol.
Cartridge Loads - Hodgdon Reloading Data Center - data.hodgdon.com

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well Ive given up trying to tame the beast. I think Im just gona hold on to it long enough to whack a deer with it this fall then trade the 30-06 bbl off for somthing a little more tame like .243 or somthing along those lines. Im also looking at the possibility of a 7mm-08. duno.
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Small bore (.30 and smaller) and large capacity cases present problems for short barreled pistols(with respect to rifle lengths). I have all but given up on such. I have barrels chambered in the two old .30-.30 herret based cartidges now. That little .30 Herret is quite zippy, and the .357 Herret is quite stout. I've tried the .243, .25-06 etc...But for the most part all you get is recoil and a bunch of yellow fire out the end. I've even cut back on my big bores. My .445 is a "little" 10" barrel and seems to shoot as well as the 14" I used to shoot.

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I know this is an old one but assuming you haven't bought anything yet. Have you looked into the 7-30 waters? Have the 14'' on my contender and have taken a several deer and a few hogs with it. Super accurate and easy on the hands, especially with pachmayer presentation grip.
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7-30 is a great caliber, super accurate. could shoot dime size groups at 100yrs with my buddies contender.
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