Re: 30.06 ackley - anyone tried it?
I was able to just take the 30/06 brass,run it in the 30 Gibbs die to resize the neck, seat the bullet so it was touching the lands and pushing the base of the case back against the bolt face when I chambered it.
I used the reloading book minimum powder charge for the 30/06 and it firformed perfectly.
Have had 3 or 4 30 Gibbs guns and they all shot well. One nice thing about the Gibbs shoulder is, it's 35 degree and not 40 degree like the Ackleys. Brass seems to last a long time.