What is the best grain to shoot in a 30-06?

Every hunter who packs a . 30-’06 Sprg. into the game fields knows that the traditional rule is to shoot 150-grain bullets while hunting game the size of deer and pronghorn antelope and to switch to 180-grain projectiles for larger game.

How much does a 30-06 drop at 500 yards?

30-06 Springfield~ 165 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Bullet Path (inches)
200 2454.5 0.0
300 2291.4 -7.56
400 2134.4 -21.74
500 1983.8 -43.58

What are the ballistics on a 30 ought 6?

This paper describes the internal, external, and terminal ballistics of the 30-06 rifle cartridge. With cartridge case capacity of 68-70 grains of water and operating pressures up to 60,000 psi, the 30-06 launches 110-220 grain bullets with muzzle velocities between 3400 fps and 2400 fps, respectively.

What is the range of a 30-06 rifle?

Trajectory and Ballistics 30/06 was certified for an extreme reach of 4.75 miles, an effective firing range of 1,000 yards. A flip up rear leaf sight was graduated for ranges out to 2,850 yards. Point-blank range for a standing, man-sized target was 500 yards.

Why do they say 30 ought 6?

30 Gov’t ’06” by Winchester, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and later standardized; it remained in use until the late 1970s. The “. 30” refers to the caliber of the bullet in inches. The “06” refers to the year the cartridge was adopted, 1906.

Which is better 6.5 Creedmoor or 30-06?

30-06 carries more energy out past 200 yards, but most good 6.5 Creedmoor hunting loads still carry more than 1,000 ft-lbs of energy out to 500 yards. The advantages the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has in terms of bullet drop and wind drift start to become much more important at longer range as well.

What is the difference between 308 and 30-06?

30-06 has a muzzle velocity around 2,900 feet per second with a 150-grain bullet, while a . 308 is around 2,800. 30-06 is the long range sniper round. You’ll also find some hunting and fishing guides in Alaska prefer a little bit of extra power that 220-grain bullets can bring to the table.

Why do they call it a 30 ought 6?

Does 6.5 Creedmoor have less recoil than 30-06?

The 6.5 Creedmoor has significantly less recoil than the . 30-06 Springfield, especially in a lighter rifle. So, this cartridge is especially well suited to new, small framed, and or recoil shy hunters. 30-06 Springfield are both excellent rifle cartridges.

Which is better 308 or 30 06?

When it comes to accuracy, the .308 has a slight advantage, but to an average hunter the advantage won’t make a big difference. In addition, the .30-06 has more stopping power, but the .308 has less recoil.

What is 30 06 used for?

The well known 30-06 was used for over 70 years in the U.S. military until it was largely replaced by what was commercially produced as the .308 Winchester, but that replacement was only in the military. The 30-06 was and is still widely used for target shooting and hunting.

What is the effective range of a 30 – 06?

Loaded with 150 grain bullets, the .30-06 is a fast, often spectacular killer of lighter medium game. Many bullet designs boast excellent performance out to ranges of around 650 yards while the 155 grain A-Max produces wide wounding out as far as 800 yards.

What is 30 – 06 ammo?

Modern .30-06 ammo is a favorite choice of hunters and long-range target shooters like those who enjoy NRA High Power matches (which specifically cater to service rifles). For most shooters, .30-06 is also at the maximum upper end of what is considered “comfortable recoil”.