30-06 BRASS AMMO

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The 30-06  brass cartridge (pronounced “thirty-ought-six”), 7.62×63mm in metric notation, and called the .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. It replaced the .30-036mm Lee Navy, and .30-40 Krag cartridges. The .30-06 remained the U.S. Army’s primary rifle and machine gun cartridge for nearly 50 years before being replaced by the 7.62×51mm NATO and 5.56×45mm NATO, both of which remain in current U.S. and NATO service. It remains a very popular sporting round, with ammunition produced by all major manufacturers.

Performance of 30-06  brass  ammo

The .30-06 cartridge was designed when shots of 1,000 yards (914.4 m) were expected. In 1906, the original M1906 .30-06 cartridge consisted of a 150 grains (9.7 g), flat-base cupronickel-jacketed-bullet. After World War I, the U.S. military needed better long-range performance machine guns. Based on weapons performance reports from Europe, a streamlined, 173 grains (11.2 g) boattail, gilding-metal bullet was used. The .30-06 cartridge, with the 173 grains (11.2 g) bullet was called cartridge, .30, M1 ball. The .30-06 cartridge was far more powerful than the smaller Japanese 6.5×50mm Arisaka cartridge and comparable to the Japanese 7.7×58mm Arisaka. The new M1 ammunition proved to be significantly more accurate than the M1906 round.

One reason the 30-06 round was so popular was that it was designed to be effective at longer ranges. Although it’s available in a variety of weights and designs, a 180-grain 30-06 bullet is fairly common. On paper, the .30-06 cartridge has a muzzle velocity of 2,700 feet-per-second and 2,913 foot-pounds of energy. Going the distance, velocity drops to 1,667 fps at 500 yards and 1,111 ft-lbs of energy.

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