30-06 hunting Ammo

Reviews and discussion of rifle ammo.

Moderators: admin, Inquisitor, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

Post Reply
User avatar
gator68
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 931
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: LGC MEMBER: SJ, CA
Contact:

30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by gator68 »

I got a deer tag this year so I went to the range today to make sure I had the rifle zeroed. I have a CZ 557 in 30-06. I had some Winchester XP, one box with 150 grain bullets and another box with 180 grain bullets. These have a polymer tip. I had terrible results with both! POI was 6” low at 100 yds, with a big 10” spread. I thought I must have the scope loose in the rings or something.
Just for fun I put 3 rounds of M2 ball in the rifle. Perfect! Then I tried my actual solid copper rounds (non-lead ammo in CA) and that was perfect as well.
Anyone have an idea why the XP ammo was so terrible?
Aim past the target.

Image

Image

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5512
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by Marlene »

old? stored in humid conditions?
Image

User avatar
gator68
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 931
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: LGC MEMBER: SJ, CA
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by gator68 »

Marlene wrote:old? stored in humid conditions?
Was a year old (pre no lead anywhere rule) but I had similar frustrating results last year. I thought it was just me.
Aim past the target.

Image

Image

User avatar
CDFingers
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 21091
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: Member LGC: norCal
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by CDFingers »

Shoot the copper. I'm glad it was perfect. That lot of XP might have been fungoo, or like Marlene suggested something may have happened to those rounds.

CDFingers
ImageImage
Turn on channel six, the President comes on the news,
Says, "I get no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues."

User avatar
shinzen
Site Admin
Posts: 19381
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by shinzen »

My CZ 452 is definitely sensitive to bullet types, with the best results coming from the solid copper bullets- but even with the worst bullets, didn't have that kind of extreme spread. Hitting low isn't abnormal given the different powder, but the spread would definitely make me look to a different brand.
Image

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5512
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by Marlene »

Whatever the cause. It’s clearly junk.
Image

User avatar
shinzen
Site Admin
Posts: 19381
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by shinzen »

Yah. Put on the official list of things not to buy. Like the 123gr Hornady bullets for my Grendel that a lot of other folks adore.
Image

User avatar
offensivename
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 602
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Location: Portland
Contact:

Re: 30-06 hunting Ammo

Post by offensivename »

shinzen wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Yah. Put on the official list of things not to buy. Like the 123gr Hornady bullets for my Grendel that a lot of other folks adore.
Those are pretty meh through my Grendel as well. I just buy them for the brass and plinking

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest