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Old 06-03-2024, 06:03 PM
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Default Iím thinking about rebarreling my model 70 30-06 to Ö

30-06. Any thoughts? Thinking about loading some heavy longer range bullets. What twist should I go to? What bullet? Any experience? What could my effective range be?
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Old 06-07-2024, 10:16 AM
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Lol. Just posted question on the same matter. I am trying to choose between 6.5-06 6.5-270 or 6.5-284. Good luck!!
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Old 06-07-2024, 12:28 PM
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How heavy? To run at a reasonable velocity you’re probably looking at about 200gr at the most, don’t need to be a very fast twist for that. Maximum range is going to depend on bullet choice with regards to minimum expansion velocity.
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Old 06-07-2024, 02:01 PM
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Talk to Mike at KS Arms, he'll have some good advice and can make you a barrel to fit your needs. He does really good work.
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Old 06-07-2024, 04:32 PM
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200 grain Sierra spbt is excellent quarter mile bullet in regular 30/06.
30-06 is pretty hard to beat. US marines wouldn't give up their Springfields and still used them in ww2 . Didn’t want the Garand even when available and of course that was a 30-06 too but not as good as the Springfield when given to marines that could shoot
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Old 06-09-2024, 07:50 AM
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I was thinking 180 or 190 gn bullets. What is the effective range? Iím not thinking really far but is 600 or 700 yards reasonable?
Iím not absolutely set on 3006 but it was my first rifle so thereís a bit of sentimental value there. I currently donít 30 calibre too.
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Old 06-09-2024, 10:17 AM
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Your maximum range depends on what your expectations are. Are you looking for 2000 fps minimum or 1500 ft-lbs minimum? Are you reloading your ammunition? A 200 ELD-X started at 2680 will hold the 2000 fps to about 450, and holds 1500 ft-lb to about 600. It will stabilize through a 1-11Ē twist barrel. The 30-06 is a bit short on horsepower for really long range work, which is where the big 7mm or 300 magnum cartridges shine.

Crunch some numbers through a ballistics calculator.
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Old 06-09-2024, 10:32 AM
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What you are going to run into is maintaining the minimum expansion velocity for the bullet. 600 yards is certainly achievable in that regard but you will likely need to select a higher BC bullet that is designed for longer range and lower expansion velocities. Something like the 175 barnes Lrx or 190 nosler ablr should do it, I’m not personally a fan of the hornady eld series for hunting but there are offerings there as well as Berger that can achieve the same ballistically. A 1-10 twist should be sufficient for most options but if you’re ordering a new barrel anyway it wouldn’t hurt to go a little faster twist. Going to a longer barrel would help with velocity as well.
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Old 06-09-2024, 11:23 AM
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30-06. Any thoughts? Thinking about loading some heavy longer range bullets. What twist should I go to? What bullet? Any experience? What could my effective range be?
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I was thinking 180 or 190 gn bullets. What is the effective range? Iím not thinking really far but is 600 or 700 yards reasonable?

Iím not absolutely set on 30-06 but it was my first rifle so thereís a bit of sentimental value there. I currently donít 30 calibre too.
You forgot to tell us what you're using the rifle for... Hunting at long-range, or just target shooting ?

I'm guessing the bold statement was a typo, and you meant to say you don't reload 30 calibre ?

Myself, I like smaller calibres (6mm to 7mm) and the challenge it brings to get them shooting good - at distance...

Hell, if I was you I might even rechamber in 25-06 ! Depending what other cartidges you currently shoot.

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Old 06-09-2024, 03:57 PM
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Sorry, That was meant to say I donít own a useable 30 caliber. I definitely reload. I do have a 3006 that is worn out and wasnít sure what to do with it.
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Old 06-09-2024, 03:59 PM
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I would plan on doing both shooting and hunting. The 3006 is a very manageable recoil gun that packs decent Power.
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Old 06-09-2024, 04:02 PM
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If I had a worn out 30-06 that needed rebarreling it would become a 280Rem or 280AI. Shoot Barnes, Accubonds or swift Sciroccos. After my last experience with ELDX, I think they are only only good for paper.
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Old 06-09-2024, 04:14 PM
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If I had a worn out 30-06 that needed rebarreling it would become a 280Rem or 280AI. Shoot Barnes, Accubonds or swift Sciroccos. After my last experience with ELDX, I think they are only only good for paper.
Yes, I certainly agree with you. Those are also choices Iím considering. The thing is I have a 7rem mag and a 708 rem. The 7 mag is possibly transitioning to 7PRC when it is at its end of life.
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Old 06-15-2024, 10:30 PM
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I really like the 30-06 Cartridge ! Easy to load for and Accurate . Great Variety of weights and types of bullets . Prob gonna use mine for a Northern moose hunt this year with either a 168 or a 180 TTSX ! RJ
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Old 06-15-2024, 11:01 PM
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Have you considered 338-06? It an option to even keep the same barrel, just a re-bore provided your current barrel has enough meat rot
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Old 06-15-2024, 11:43 PM
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With light bullets the 30-06 is a ballistic duplicate of the 7mm RM at close range, but the better BC of the .284 bullets leaves it behind as the range extends.

If it were I; I'd rebore it up to a .35 Whelen, and then you'd have a nice medium bore to throw good 225 gr. bullets at a reasonable velocity.
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And a rebore is cheaper, and from what I hear usually very accurate. Very possibly more accurate than the original fresh bore. I believe that's due to cutting through a bore that may never been fully stress relieved, or possibly now straigher.
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I was thinking 180 or 190 gn bullets. What is the effective range? Iím not thinking really far but is 600 or 700 yards reasonable?
Iím not absolutely set on 3006 but it was my first rifle so thereís a bit of sentimental value there. I currently donít 30 calibre too.
😂 😂 😂

ÖÖ..600 is really far!

Im shooting and 06 with a 150g ttsx itís still carrying just enough velocity for 600yds, but man thatís a long poke and would only be utilized on an animal thatís already been hit. Inside 400, which is obviously the vast majority of anyoneís hunting in Alberta it will handily take everything on the menu.
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280 Rem is the answer here. Regret getting rid of the ones I had. Lower recoil and great choice of bullets.

Truth is these cartridges are all so similar that the outcome on game is going to be the same. Nothing lives with a hole in itís lungs.

Let us know what you decide on.
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338-06 sounds like a nice project!


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Old 06-18-2024, 02:53 PM
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If I had a worn out 30-06 that needed rebarreling it would become a 280Rem or 280AI. Shoot Barnes, Accubonds or swift Sciroccos. After my last experience with ELDX, I think they are only only good for paper.
I totally agree on the .280 or .280 Ackley. Both cartridges come with excellent credentials.
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