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30-06 Springfield / Reloading:
Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

30-06 Springfield Centerfire Rifle Cartridge:
 The popular 30-06 Springfield centerfire rifle cartridge is a commercial, rimless, bottleneck cartridge case design that is loaded commercially (factory produced ammunition) or reloaded by individual handloaders with various combinations of primer, powder and .308" diameter bullets. Handloaders can calculate the kinetic energies of their handloads with the use of these formulas.

30-06 Springfield Reloading Specifications:

Bullet Diameter - .308".
Primer Diameter - .210".
Primer Type - Large Rifle.
Case Neck Diameter - .340".
Case Shoulder Diameter - .441".
Case Base Diameter - .471".
Case Rim Diameter - .473".
Minimum Case Length - 2.484" / Trimmed.
Maximum Case Length - 2.494" / Stretched.
Minimum Cartridge Overall Loaded Length - 2.940".
Maximum Cartridge Overall Loaded Length - 3.340".
Maximum Average Pressure - 60,000 Pounds Per Square Inch.

30-06 Springfield Reloading Data:
 For the Deer, Elk or Moose hunter hand-loading or reloading his or her own 30-06 Springfield ammunition, Western Powders, Ramshot Big Game rifle powder does an impressive job of launching 150 grain .308" diameter bullets at high velocity. Ramshots online reloading data shows that a 150 grain .308" diameter Hornady SST bullet using 53.0 grains of Ramshot Big Game powder can be driven to a velocity of 2,851 feet per second loaded at a maximum cartridge overall length of 3.210" in the 30-06 Springfield. This load does not top out until the 150 grain bullet is at 3,063 feet per second at a chamber pressure of 59,636 PSI. For the 150 grain bullet reload if you sighted your 30-06 hunting rifle in dead on at 220 yards it would only be 2 inches high at 150 yards and only 3.3 inches low at 275 yards which would be an excellent deer, elk and moose load.

30-06 Springfield Load Data And Ballistics Table
Test Powder Used = Ramshot Big Game.
Test Bullet Used = Hornady - SST - .308" diameter.
Test Primer Used = Winchester - WLR.
Test Case Used = Remington - 30-06 Springfield.
Test Case Trimmed Length = 2.484".
Loaded Cartridge Overall Length = 3.210".
Test Barrel Length = 24".
Test Barrel Twist Rate = 1 in 10".
Hornady
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Hornady
Bullet
Sectional
Density
Hornady
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Powder
Start
Load
Grains
Start
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Powder
Maximum
Load
Grains
Maximum
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Maximum
Load
Pressure
P.S.I.
150 .226 .415 53.0 2,851 58.9 3,063 59,636
Short Range Ballistics Table For Above Load:
Recommended
Cartridge
Usage:
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. Lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
250 Yds.
Big Game 150 .415 3,063 3,125 0 - 2.8" - 6.1"
Long Range Ballistics Table For Above Load:
Bullet 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 500 yds. 600 yds. 700 yds.
Velocity Fps. 2,832 2,613 2,404 2,204 2,015 1,835 1,667
Energy Ft.lbs. 2,671 2,273 1,924 1,618 1,352 1,121 925
Trajectory + 1.4" 0 - 6.5" - 19.1" - 38.8" - 67.2" - 105.9"
Maximum Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 525 Yards.
Maximum Effective Range For Thick Skinned Big Game: 300 Yards.


30-06 Springfield Load Data Sources:
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Hodgdon, IMR & Winchester Rifle Powders.

Accurate Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Accurate Rifle Powder. Accurate is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.

Ramshot Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Ramshot Rifle Powder. Ramshot is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.

Barnes - 30-06 Springfield: Load data for the 30-06 Springfield featuring the use of Barnes bullets.

Nosler - 30-06 Springfield: Load data for the 30-06 Springfield using Nosler bullets. Features; varying case capacity and load density for each bullet weight and accuracy loads.

Norma - 30-06 Springfield: Load data for the 30-06 Springfield featuring the use of Norma rifle powders.

Vihtavuori - 30-06 Springfield: Load data for the 30-06 Springfield featuring the use of Vihtavuori rifle powders.

IMR - 30-06 Springfield: Load data for the 30-06 Springfield featuring the use of IMR rifle powders.


30-06 Springfield Reloading Supplies:
Reloading Kits On Sale
Reloading Presses, Kits and Equipment On Sale At:
(Amazon - Brownells - Cabela's - Sinclair - Sportsman's Warehouse)
.308" Diameter Rifle Bullets For Sale:
.308" Diameter Rifle Bullets, Barnes, Berger, Hornady, Lapua, Nosler, Remington, Sierra, Speer, Swift and Winchester.
 Sponsor - Sinclair int.
30-06 Springfield Brass For Sale:
30-06 Springfield Brass, Federal, Hornady, Lapua, Norma, Nosler, Remington and Winchester.
 Sponsor - Sinclair int.
30-06 Springfield Reloading Dies For Sale:
30-06 Springfield Reloading Dies, Forster, Hornady, Lee, Lyman, RCBS, Redding and Wilson.
 Sponsor - Sinclair int.
Rifle Cartridge Reloading Powders For Sale:
Rifle Powders, Accurate, Alliant, Hodgdon, IMR, Ramshot, Vihtavuori and Winchester.
 Sponsor - Sinclair int.
Rifle Cartridge Reloading Primers For Sale:
Rifle Primers, CCI, Federal, Magtech, Remington,
Winchester and Wolf.
 Sponsor - Sinclair int.


30-06 Springfield / Reloading:

Cartridge & Pressure Information Sources:
 1. (SAAMI, Rifle Cartridge and Chamber Dimensions)
 2. (SAAMI, Rifle Cartridge, Velocity and Pressure)

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