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Unread 11-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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Has anyone ackley improved the .30-06? Is it possible in a semi auto rifle?
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    Unread 11-10-2011, 07:52 AM
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    Re: .30-06ai

    I think the shape of AI'd rimless bottleneck cases makes them less reliable in feeding for .30-06 self-loader actions.

    Add 6 inches of barrel length to a standard .30-06 and you'll get about the same velocity as the AI version plus it would be easier to shoot accurately due to less recoil. Plus more barrel life, too.
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    Unread 11-10-2011, 08:44 PM
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    Re: .30-06ai

    In a bolt gun my 30-06 AI does 2900+ fps with a 165gr bullet out of a 24" barrel.
    Nosler has some load data, 30-06 Springfield Ackley Improved - 165 Grain Load Data
    I think it's a great cartridge but no knowledge how it would do out of an semi-auto.
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