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30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

 
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Old 08-09-2003, 11:53 PM
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30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

I was reading about this cartridge and was curious if anyone uses it. How does it compare to the standard 30.06 up to the 300wsm?
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

Have seen them shoot and shoot well. Velocity with a 190 JLK or Berger was around 2850 in a 26 inch barrel
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

I have a 30 gibbs which is a highly improved version of 30-06. I believe that is holds a bit more powder than the AI . I get 3012fps with 190gr SMK out of a 30in barrel.
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

I've gotten 3020 fps w/175 Matchkings in a 26" bbl w/groups just under MOA. Mine seems to shoot best (.75 moa) at max 06 (about 2800 fps) velocities. Haven't tried the 190's yet cause they didn't do too well in my 308.
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

I shoot and hunt with a 30 Gibbs. With a 26" match barrel, performance is very similar to the RSAUM. With 165gr SST and H4350, I am getting very accurate shooting at 3000fps.

I set the chamber up with a short throat and with this barrel, I shoot clays at 700yds and 9X9 gong at 1000m.

I call this my long skinny magnum.

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Old 08-11-2003, 08:02 PM
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

Guys,

I have a model 70 classic in 30-06 and am looking for some more punch without changing too much. I am going to talk to my gunsmith and see if he can re-chamber this one for me. Can I go to the 30 Gibbs and still use my brass? Do you have some recipes to start with?

I really appreciate the info!
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Old 08-12-2003, 09:34 AM
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Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?

The Gibbs is a true wildcat. The parent case has to be modified in order to work. Best to start with new brass as the shoulder has to be relocated.

The process is simple. Neck up to 338, neck back down to 30 just enough to form a second shoulder on the neck. Size down so that chambering requires firm pressure to close bolt. Using 15 to 17gr of HP38/Win 231 under cream of wheat filled to the base of the neck, fire using any LR Reg. primer. I usually put a piece of paper towel in the neck to keep everything in place.

This will form the brass to 95%. The next full pressure load will create the nice sharp shoulders. Brass life is good and rarely needs trimming. Performance should be similar to the RSAUM with mid weight bullets.

I have found H4350 and CCI BR2 primers to work great with 165gr Hornady SST bullets. Brass has ranged from Fed, Win, and LC69. In my rifle, 3000fps is very accurate and 3100fps is definitely max.

To size, I knock the primers out with a Lee decapping die, then size using a Lee Collet neck die in 308Win and a spacer. Bullets are seated using a Forster BR 308Win die. When the cases get too stiff to chamber, I toss them.

I think you will really like it...

Jerry
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