30-06 Springfield History and General Information:
The very popular 30-06 Springfield was created by the U.S. military and commissioned into use in 1906. The 30-06 springfield's official military name "Caliber.30, Model 1906, Mark 1".
Instantly the 30-06 cartridge was adopted into civilian use for sporting purposes and rapidly expanded into the world wide shooting community and in which it was accepted with open arms. The 30-06 is one of the most widely accepted cartridges in the world. The reason for such popularity is the availability of bullets which range in weight from 100 grains to 220 grains.
The 30-06 brass cartridge case lends itself well to be altered into other calibers and cartridges, the list is long and most of the cartridges that were developed are some of the best we have even today.
The 30-06 with the power it offers down range will recoil somewhat to the shooters shoulder with heavier bullets in the 180 grain range, the recoil is at the peak of what most shooters will tolerate. However with achievements of the ammunition manufacturers in the past ten years, recoil has been reduced dramatically and this has moved the 30-06 cartridge into a stand alone position of the most versatile rifle cartridge in all of North American hunting.
While those that handload their own ammunition for the 30-06 have been nearly duplicating 300 H&H Magnum ballistics for years with their 30-06 handloads, the ammunition manufacturers have picked up the pace with high performance loads for the 30-06 as well.
Remington's 55-grain Accelerator load with its 55-grain saboted bullet at 4080 fps for the 30-06 is quite an achievement, Hornady's Superformance loadings offer standard loadings with an average of 200 feet per second velocity gains over standard 30-06 loads of equal bullet weights with the use of specialized gun powders.
30-06 Springfield Rifles & Accuracy:
30-06 Springfield Rifle Barrel Specifications:
Common Barrel Twist Rate - 1 in 10" - (Uncommon) - 1 In 12".
Bore Groove Diameter - .308".
Popular 30-06 Springfield Rifles That Are Accurate:
The Bolt Action is the most popular rifle action type used in North America chambered in the 30-06 cartridge, of which the Remington Model 700, Ruger M77 and Winchester Model 70 brands and models are by far the most popular bought and sold rifles.
Important Note: Winchester Model 70 rifle accuracy is guaranteed by the manufacturer to group shots at 100 yards at or under 1 inch.
Buying A New 30-06 Springfield Rifle:
The Remington 770 Sport Rifle Package with Scope offered by Remington is just as good a place to start looking when it comes to ready to go hunting rifles that are economic feasible. The 22" barrel offers plenty of length to achieve high performance with todays new high performance 30-06 ammo. It's the latest, edition of out-of-the-box accuracy and hunting performance from Remington. An upgrade of their Model 710, the new Model 770 is the perfect choice for any hunter looking to fast-forward through the process of selecting a scope and components. It comes with a pre-mounted and bore sighted 3-9x40mm riflescope. But most importantly, it's built to rigorous standards for accuracy and reliability.
Model 770 Features:
Black synthetic stock design with molded sling swivel studs.
Factory mounted and bore-sighted 3-9x40mm scope.
Smooth-camming 60 degree bolt.
Detachable magazine holds four cartridges.
Ultra accurate 22 inch, 6-groove, button-rifled, ordnance-grade steel barrel.
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30-06 Springfield Rifles For sale:
New 30-06 Springfield Rifles, Available In Semi-Auto, Lever, and Bolt Action.
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30-06 Springfield Rifle Accuracy:
Most 30-06 rifles are more than capable of excellent accuracy when set up properly and shot from a benchrest. Usually the trigger on most factory produced rifles will need some adjustment to aid in rifle accuracy, of these the Winchester Model 70's are the easiest to adjust. To achieve maximum accuracy from your 30-06 Autoloading or Bolt Action rifle there are several other things you need to do that will increase your 30-06 rifles overall accuracy capabilities.
1. Properly mount your rifle scope.
2. Properly break-in your rifle barrel.
3. Properly sight-in your rifle.
4. Use this free target designed for accurate sight-ins, follow the instructions.
Note: If you follow all of the directions in the above guides that I have written, you will achieve the maximum accuracy that your 30-06 rifle pocesses.
30-06 Springfield Rifle Parts:
Comparitive Links And References:
Centerfire Rifle Cartridge Ballistics.
Popular North America Hunting Cartridges: 223 Remington, 243 Winchester, 270 Winchester,
308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum & 300 Winchester Magnum.
Popular North America Hunting Rifles: Rem. Model 700, Ruger M77 & Win. Model 70.