Springfield

The .30-06 Springfield is actually a modified version of the Cartridge, Caliber .30, Model of1903. The original cartridge had a 220-grain, round-nosed FMJ bullet with a muzzle

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.3085 7.835mm

.473 12.01mm

.470 11.94mm

.436 11.07mm

.3397

8.63

.3085 7.835mm

12.01mm

velocity of 2,300 FPS. The -

1903 version was chambered by Winchester in the 1895 lever action rifle.

As a result of ballistic experiments in Europe, the U. S. Army modified the .30-03 cartridge by shortening the neck 0.070" and loading a short pointed bullet weighing 150 grains to a muzzle velocity of 2,700 FPS. This cartridge then became known as the Caliber .30, Model of 1906 or simply the .30-06 Springfield.

Since its introduction, the .30-06 has been one of the most popular cartridges available to shooters in this country. While fans of the modern "magnum" cartridges attempt to relegate the .30-06 to obsolescence, it continues to maintain its popularity with the shooting public. Whether the game is cast bullet shooting, hunting, or high-power rifle competition, the .30-06 has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to excel.

When loaded with proper bullets, a .30-06 is adequate for any North American game. The availability of low-cost surplus military ammunition and components no doubt contributed greatly to the popularity of this cartridge.

Shooters are well advised to exercise caution if they encounter U.S. military ammunition made prior to 1956 as well as ammo of foreign manufacture due to corrosive primers. While safe to shoot, special care must be taken in cleaning the weapon to prevent irreversible damage to the bore.

Improvements in smokeless propellants since the introduction of the .30-06 Springfield have served to enhance its performance to nearly the same level as the original ballistics of the .300 Holland & Holland.

Shooters should exercise caution when loading military cases as the increased thickness of these cases may require charge weight reduction of up to 10%. Although the IMI cases used were of the same weight as the U.S. Government specifications (200 grains), other makes of foreign brass may not be.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .30-06 cartridge is 60,000 P.S.I. and 50,000 C.U.P.

.30-06 SPRINGFIELD

Gun WILSON Max Length 2.494"

Barrel Length 24" Trim Length 2.474"

Primer CCI 250/200 OAL Max 3.340"

Case IMI OAL Min 2.940"

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Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

152 (L) RNGC *

5744

30.2

2157

5744

33.5

2451

47,100

3.035 "

LY311466

2015

36.0

2308

2015

40.0

2623

48,300

2230

36.9

2276

2230

41.0

2586

46,600

2460

36.9

2286

2460

41.0

2598

50,100

2495

37.8

2143

2495

42.0

2435

31,800

2520

37.8

2272

2520

42.0

2582

44,300

4064

41.4

2286

4064

46.0

2598

39,500

2700

41.4

2200

2700

46.0

2500

42,500

4350

45.9

2138

4350

51.0

2430

34,100

3100

47.7

1990

3100

53.0

2261

27,300

8700

54.0

1760

8700

60.0

2000

24,900

Compressed

180 (L) FNGC *

5744

28.8

2057

5744

32.0

2337

41,100

3.015"

LY31141

2015

36.0

2174

2015

40.0

2470

49,600

2230

36.9

2131

2230

41.0

2422

45,600

2460

36.9

2117

2460

41.0

2406

42,800

2495

37.8

2156

2495

42.0

2450

42,300

2520

37.8

2123

2520

42.0

2412

43,400

4064

40.5

2148

4064

45.0

2441

36,000

2700

41.4

2078

2700

46.0

2361

38,900

4350

45.9

2134

4350

51.0

2425

37,200

3100

47.7

2041

3100

53.0

2319

31,300

8700

54.0

1759

8700

60.0

1999

26,600

Compressed

210 (L) RNGC *

5744

27.0

1778

5744

30.0

2021

40,600

3.195"

LY311284

2015

32.4

1925

2015

36.0

2188

49,600

2230

34.2

1924

2230

38.0

2186

45,400

2460

34.7

1928

2460

38.5

2191

46,300

2495

36.0

1965

2495

40.0

2233

44,500

2520

36.0

1964

2520

40.0

2232

46,600

4064

38.7

2027

4064

43.0

2304

43,900

2700

39.6

1932

2700

44.0

2196

42,000

4350

45.9

2093

4350

51.0

2378

43,600

3100

47.7

2028

3100

53.0

2304

40,000

8700

54.0

1772

8700

60.0

2014

30,000

Compressed

SPR 100 Plinker

2015

49.5

3119

2015

55.0

3544

58,300

2.600"

2230

51.3

3058

2230

57.0

3475

54,900

2460

51.8

3045

2460

57.5

3460

57,800

2495

52.2

3135

2495

58.0

3563

60,000

2520

54.0

3024

2520

60.0

3436

60,000

4064

53.1

2945

4064

59.0

3347

46,000

2.800"

Compressed

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Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

HDY110 RN

2015

48.2

2969

2015

53.5

3374

56,400

2.900"

2230

51.3

2979

2230

57.0

3385

55,700

2460

52.7

3010

2460

58.5

3421

57,000

2495

52.2

3032

2495

58.0

3446

59,600

2520

54.0

3024

2520

60.0

3436

60,000

4064

52.2

2992

4064

58.0

3401

55,400

Compressed

2700

55.8

2886

2700

62.0

3280

53,400

SRA125 SP

2015

46.8

2806

2015

52.0

3189

56,200

3.150"

2230

48.0

2791

2230

53.3

3172

58,200

2460

48.2

2750

2460

53.5

3125

56,300

2495

48.6

2834

2495

54.0

3220

56,700

2520

48.6

2751

2520

54.0

3126

55,800

2700

55.8

2812

2700

62.0

3195

56,300

4350

54.0

2545

4350

60.0

2892

39,400

Compressed

NOS 125 BT

4064

51.3

2891

4064

57.0

3286

56,400

3.310"

HDY 130 SP

2015

46.4

2763

2015

51.5

3140

55,300

3.150"

2230

47.4

2738

2230

52.7

3111

57,700

2460

48.0

2723

2460

53.3

3094

57,900

2495

47.7

2790

2495

53.0

3170

59,800

2520

48.6

2732

2520

54.0

3104

57,900

2700

54.9

2750

2700

61.0

3125

55,500

4350

54.0

2522

4350

60.0

2866

42,400

Compressed

SPR 130 HP

4064

48.6

2785

4064

54.0

3165

57,000

3.185"

SRA150 SP

2015

43.2

2535

2015

48.0

2881

58,400

3.250"

2230

44.5

2521

2230

49.4

2865

57,900

2460

44.6

2519

2460

49.5

2862

58,500

2495

46.4

2558

2495

51.5

2907

58,300

2520

46.1

2526

2520

51.2

2870

58,200

2700

53.1

2580

2700

59.0

2932

54,900

4350

53.1

2477

4350

59.0

2815

50,300

Compressed

3100

53.1

2297

3100

59.0

2610

41,000

Compressed

NOS 150 BT

4064

47.2

2648

4064

52.5

3010

59,800

3.335"

BAR 150-X

2015

40.5

2468

2015

45.0

2805

58,400

3.285"

2230

43.7

2460

2230

48.5

2796

56,400

2460

43.7

2462

2460

48.5

2798

57,100

2495

42.8

2480

2495

47.5

2818

59,400

2520

45.0

2479

2520

50.0

2817

57,800

4064

46.3

2608

4064

51.5

2964

59,800

2700

51.3

2544

2700

57.0

2891

57,900

4350

51.3

2516

4350

57.0

2859

54,100

Compressed

3100

53.1

2353

3100

59.0

2674

46,900

SRA 168 HPBT

SRA 175 HPBT

SRA 180 HPBT

BAR 180-X

WIN 180 FS

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Cartridge

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length Comment

2015

38.7

2304

2015

43.0

2618

58,600

3.245"

2230

39.6

2237

2230

44.0

2542

57,800

2460

40.5

2272

2460

45.0

2582

60,000

2495

41.0

2328

2495

45.5

2645

58,500

2520

42.8

2347

2520

47.5

2667

60,000

4064

46.3

2487

4064

51.5

2827

57,900

2700

48.6

2382

2700

54.0

2707

58,500

4350

51.3

2428

4350

57.0

2759

56,300

Compressed

3100

53.1

2268

3100

59.0

2577

46,300

Compressed

5744

28.8

2018

5744

32.0

2293

38,300

3.295"

2015

41.0

2385

2015

45.5

2710

59,000

2230

41.4

2343

2230

46.0

2663

58,800

2460

42.0

2340

2460

46.7

2659

58,800

2495

42.3

2382

2495

47.0

2707

57,300

2520

42.8

2359

2520

47.5

2681

58,000

2700

48.6

2404

2700

54.0

2732

57,700

4350

53.1

2486

4350

59.0

2825

56,200

3100

53.1

2300

3100

59.0

2614

48,800

Compressed

2015

40.0

2359

2015

44.5

2681

58,800

3.290"

2230

39.6

2323

2230

44.0

2640

59,500

2460

40.9

2334

2460

45.5

2653

58,700

2495

42.7

2385

2495

47.5

2711

56,400

2520

41.8

2341

2520

46.5

2661

57,000

2700

48.6

2429

2700

54.0

2761

58,200

4350

51.3

2486

4350

57.0

2825

56,300

Compressed

3100

53.1

2341

3100

59.0

2661

48,800

Compressed

5744

29.7

2036

5744

33.0

2314

42,900

3.290"

2015

40.1

2277

2015

44.5

2588

59,300

2230

39.6

2260

2230

44.0

2568

60,000

2460

41.2

2255

2460

45.8

2563

55,800

2495

41.0

2284

2495

45.5

2595

59,500

2520

42.1

2275

2520

46.8

2585

57,000

4064

43.6

2379

4064

48.5

2704

58,300

2700

49.5

2328

2700

55.0

2646

56,000

4350

51.3

2389

4350

57.0

2715

56,400

Compressed

3100

53.1

2298

3100

59.0

2611

53,300

Compressed

2015

36.9

2176

2015

41.0

2473

58,100

3.320"

2230

39.2

2179

2230

43.5

2476

57,900

2460

40.1

2218

2460

44.5

2521

59,000

2495

40.5

2238

2495

45.0

2543

59,300

2520

41.4

2251

2520

46.0

2558

58,900

4064

42.7

2333

4064

47.5

2652

59,400

2700

48.6

2329

2700

54.0

2647

58,800

4350

50.0

2357

4350

55.5

2678

60,000

3100

53.1

2281

3100

59.0

2592

52,400

Compressed

2015

35.5

2112

2015

39.5

2400

50,000**

3.115"

2230

38.2

2165

2230

42.5

2461

49,300**

2460

39.1

2200

2460

43.5

2500

50,000**

2495

39.1

2156

2495

43.5

2451

50,000**

2520

41.4

2241

2520

46.0

2547

48,000**

2700

46.8

2262

2700

52.0

2571

49,100**

4350

47.7

2266

4350

53.0

2575

48,800**

3100

53.1

2267

3100

59.0

2577

47,600**

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Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length Comment

SRA 190 HPBT

5744

30.6

2041

5744

34.0

2319

48,200

3.325"

2015

38.7

2193

2015

43.0

2492

60,000

2230

39.6

2180

2230

44.0

2477

56,600

2460

41.0

2233

2460

45.5

2537

58,400

2495

39.6

2193

2495

44.0

2492

59,100

2520

41.0

2212

2520

45.5

2514

58,400

4064

42.7

2310

4064

47.5

2626

59,700

2700

46.8

2217

2700

52.0

2519

53,700

4350

50.0

2343

4350

55.5

2663

60,000

Compressed

3100

53.1

2265

3100

59.0

2574

53,200

Compressed

8700

55.8

1912

8700

62.0

2173

31,400

Compressed

NOS 200 (Part)

2015

37.8

2062

2015

42.0

2343

54,800

3.295"

2230

39.2

2100

2230

43.5

2386

57,300

2460

40.1

2138

2460

44.5

2429

58,500

2495

38.7

2094

2495

43.0

2379

59,900

2520

40.5

2140

2520

45.0

2432

58,900

4064

41.4

2178

4064

46.0

2475

57,300

2700

46.4

2148

2700

51.5

2441

53,900

4350

49.5

2261

4350

55.0

2569

58,800

Compressed

3100

53.1

2254

3100

59.0

2561

58,900

Compressed

8700

55.8

1925

8700

62.0

2187

34,800

Compressed

SRA 220 RN

2015

37.8

1983

2015

42.0

2253

59,500

3.200"

2230

38.3

1978

2230

42.5

2248

58,400

2460

38.7

1996

2460

43.0

2268

58,600

2495

38.3

1955

2495

42.5

2222

56,900

2520

39.6

2013

2520

44.0

2288

59,000

4064

40.5

2037

4064

45.0

2315

57,900

2700

44.6

2048

2700

49.5

2327

58,200

4350

49.5

2171

4350

55.0

2467

59,400

3100

53.1

2174

3100

59.0

2470

59,900

Compressed

8700

55.8

1908

8700

62.0

2168

38,700

Compressed

.30 Caliber Sabots

REM 55 SABOT

2230

56.7

3598

2230

63.0

4089

50,300**

3.025" Compressed

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