Light load for .30-06

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son:

My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into
getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with.
After looking at my load books, I see that the only noted light loads are in
the Speer book. 150 grain bullet with either 42 grains of H4895 or 26-28
grains of 5744. If I buy some 4895, what else is this powder good for? If I
increase the dosage later, is it a reliably accurate load?

Read the full thread here.

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  • Steve Steve on Jan 10, 2008

    Thanks Jennersen, I am pleased you enjoy the blog.

    Thanks for the info on those remington load (for those reading this comment: ). They look pretty good. Useful those who don't like recoil.

  • Rick Rick on Jun 14, 2009

    My 13 Year old loves to shoot his Savage 110 3006 Rifle.
    He has killed Two Deer, and Two Hogs, with it.
    He just uses plain ole Remington 180 Grain Coreloct ammo.