Why is a gun called a 30 odd 6?

30″ refers to the caliber of the bullet in inches. The “06” refers to the year the cartridge was adopted, 1906. It replaced the . 30-03, 6mm Lee Navy, and .

What is a 30 odd 6 rifle used for?

A 30-06 (thirty-ought-six) is a cartridge that is primarily used in hunting large game in North America, such as deer, elk, moose, bear, and mountain lion. It got its name from it’s 0.30″ diameter and the 06 from the year (1906) it became standard issue in the US military.

What is the difference between a 30 odd 6 and a 308 rifle?

The most apparent distinction between the two is case length, which is nearly a half inch longer for the . 30-06 than the . 308 Win (2.48” versus 2.015”). 30-06 in 1906 were able to push a bullet to the same velocities with a smaller case capacity.

Are 30 06 and 7.62 the same?

30-06 Springfield, since they are both 7.62 mm cartridges. However, the 7.62×39 mm cartridge (designed in the Soviet Union), measures bullet diameter using land measurements instead of groove measurements. Because of this, the groove measurement (and the actual diameter of the bullet) is . 312″ (7.92 mm) instead of .

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.

How far can a 30.06 shoot accurately?

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.

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 a 30 06 bullet?

The .30-06 (thirty-ought-six) was developed in 1906 in response to advances in cartridge design in foreign nations. Its name comes from the bullet diameter (.308) and the year it was produced (1906).

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”.