Just found this forum and hopefully there will be plenty of good information I will be able to use. I run a AV30-06 purchased new in 1984, Kahles 2.2x9x42 scope, synthetic stock, custom painted completely. I've been hand loading for it since 1989. Typical loads: Sierra 168 gameking hp (theoretical mule deer or elk). Barnes 150 and 130, the 130 is for deer. Hornady SST125 pet load for 90% of my current range shooting. I have loaded Nosler 125, 150, 180 ballistic tips with great results.