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220 will limit more than help.. Kind of like hooking a cow trailer up to a 'vette. It's all about energy and velocity has a lot to do with that equation.
I load nothing but the Nosler 165 gr. Accubond or Partition in my 30-06 and they are both great bullets that I feel would work just fine for your elk hunt. I would chose a good 165 or 180 and then shoot which bullet shoots the best in my particular rifle. Good luck on your hunt!
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My .338 Mag is shooting 185gr Hornady's at 3,000+ FPS so I think 220 out of an 06 is a bit much.
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I shoot 150 gr. barnesXBT's in my model 70 30.06....it loves them, my model 700 won't group
with them. It likes heavier bullets. I loaded-up some 200 gr. accubonds for it..it likes those and 180's.
I agree with Mike Eastman, use what you're familiar with. Those 220's aren't those round nose corelokts
are they? I never liked the performance of the early corelokt's, they come apart. I guess with the modern
high performance bullets we have to choose from nowadays...we're spoiled.
Yeah, the 220 grains are round-nosed because more weight has to be added without making the bullet longer because it would screw up the caliber. The 150's are the most pointed, 165's very pointed, 180's are still very pointed, and the 220's are pretty round which doesn't help them at all balistically. I think 180's or 165's are the right choice.
220 gr. is fine, but you won't have the range...180 gr. is the best choice for Elk.....