Velocity 185 Berger 30-06

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  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I know there is quite a few threads on this but what can I expect as far as velocity driving 168's,175,180,185, and 190 grain bullets out of a 30-06 with a 26" barrel 1-10 twist? I thought maybe some of the results have changed with some of the new powders available now?

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  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I shot some 180 noslers at 2975' with a 26" barrel B-78 with a 12 twist. The load was 58 grains of H4350 and was pretty hot......Rich
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, what is B-78?
     
  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    A Browning Model 78 single shot (falling block). It is the same as the 1885 now....rich
     
  5. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Do you think it would be worth it to go 30-06 improved of some sort? How much gain in velocity would I get with bullets in the 175-210 range?
     
  6. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    My current load using 24" barrel 30-06 with 185 vld is 57grs H4350. getting 2820fps.I can load a little higher,but ill kill brass fast. I also have another load using 208 amax under hunter powered,getting 2710fps. I have only shot the 185 to 1K and did great.
     
  7. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    My 300 Sherman case is basically that. I can get 3050'+ with 190 grain bullets in a 28" barrel. I've fired 150's at 3500'. 180's will make 3150+........Rich
     
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    In a 24" barrel I get 2821 avg vel with 185 OTMs and 57grns Imr 4350 in win brass, also 3015 with 168s and 59.5grns H4350 in win brass, and 175 noslers I get 2910 with 58.5grns H4350. Expect 20-35 fps more with your 26" barrel.
     
  9. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    How is the Sherman different from the ai version?
     
  10. elkaholic

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    It is based on a .270 length case with less body taper than the A.I. and the shoulder moved forward cosiderably, but still has a .317" neck. Case capacity is approx. 77 grains of H20, depending on brand.........rich
     
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    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    So would I be able to just ream out a 30-06 chamber to 300 sherman without setting the barrel back? Do you have any side by side pictures of it with the 30-06?

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  12. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you should be able to just set it back. I have side by side with the .270 and I could take one with an '06 if you like......Rich
     
  13. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sounds great! Thanks
     
  14. kennygss

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    With performance like that out of the venerable 06', who needs a Magnum!