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I am going to start loading for my 30-06 I have barnes 168gr tsx bullets and remington primers I have no clue what powder will work the best. I also have berger 168gr moly bullets, I got very confused when I tryed to pick powder there are litterally 100's of powders that could work. I just don't have the cash right now to be buying a dozen powders any suggestions would be great.
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I dont handload, but I do know a few guys that do. H4831 seems to be what most use for 270, I know, not a 30-06, but the 30-06 is the parent cartridge for the 270 so I imagine that powder would work well.

Try this page out, it might help a little
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I use Varget....it's a excellent all-round powder for .223, .308, 30.06 and many others. It also stores very well as it's not affected by temps. It's a Hogden powder which I like.
 

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What kind of rifle? I have different loads for my Garand than I do for my bolt guns, but here goes with both:

Bolt Guns:
168gr SMKs and 168gr A-Max bullets (have not tried the Berger bullets with the '06).

58.5gr of H4831, CCI magnum (250) rifle primers, OAL of 3.31"

I get a MV from a 22" barrel Ruger M77 of right at 2500

Garand:
168gr SMKs and 168gr A-Max bullets (have not tried the Berger bullets with the '06).

48.2gr of IMR 4064, CCI #34 primers, OAL of 3.295

These give an MV of right at 2500 as well.

USUAL DISCLAIMER...These work for me an my rifles, but you should always work up your loads to ensure the safety, most reliable and most accurate rounds for your particular uses/rifles. Your mileage may vary!! Good luck to you, sir.
 

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I have always used imr4064 for my 165gr bullets in all my 30-06's for the last 30 years, works well, 48.5gr of powder. the Lymans (45th edition) book lists this powder at 45.0gr as one of it's accuracy loadswith 168gr bullet's. Refer to a good reloading manual and have fun.
 

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I have always used imr4064 for my 165gr bullets in all my 30-06's for the last 30 years, works well, 48.5gr of powder. the Lymans (45th edition) book lists this powder at 45.0gr as one of it's accuracy loadswith 168gr bullet's. Refer to a good reloading manual and have fun.
only thing about 4064 is it dont meter you almost have to hand weigh each load, I use 4064 for .225 win but its all hand weighed when I do those. I use varget for 30-06, 49 gr for 150 gr bullets is what I load them to. I never loaded any heavier bullets than a 150.
 
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