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poor man
November 16, 2007, 10:44 AM
this is somthing i read today and have a question about....question is below

" Today the reloader for modern handgun or rifle cartridges has an excellent selection of very good bullets, available in many calibers, from which to choose. Although there are over a hundred current rifle cartridges alone, many of them use the same caliber (diameter) of bullets. The .30 Carbine, .30-30, .300 Savage, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and various .300 Magnums all use .308" diameter bullets"


so what this is saying is that i can pull a 308 bullet and put it in a 30-06 case and fire it? thanks.

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alohanole
November 16, 2007, 10:58 AM
Absolutely. The .308 and .30-06 both use .308" diameter bullets.

I reload for 5 calibers that all use that bullet...which simplifies my bullet purchasing considerably!

esheato
November 16, 2007, 10:58 AM
Yup.

30 cal is 30 cal. 6mm is 6mm. (of course there are exceptions, but if you read a load manual it'll all make sense)

Ed

poor man
November 16, 2007, 11:13 AM
thanks, still trying to figure out what im doing here :) i have a bunch of "30 carbine" a friend gave me and i was thinking of using my bullet puller on them and useing the carbine to reload my 30-06. thanks again

SDDL-UP
November 16, 2007, 12:40 PM
poor man,

The 30 Carbine bullets will work in your 30-06 but they are going to be VERY light. You could punch paper with them and maybe go after a varmint if they are at all accurate, but you'd be better off to get a heavier bullet. 125 or 130gr. for varmints and 150+ for deer and larger game.

45crittergitter
November 18, 2007, 03:56 PM
so what this is saying is that i can pull a 308 bullet and put it in a 30-06 case and fire it? thanks.

You can do this safely only if you have an appropriate powder charge. For instance, if you pull a 168 grain .308 bullet and then load it into a .30-06 case containing the factory loaded powder for a 110 grain bullet, that's most likely unsafe.

Wildfire
November 19, 2007, 01:38 AM
You are Good with the size. But that small bullet may not be happy with the faster twist rate likely in your 06.
A 1 in 14 to 1 in 16" twist is more in line for the shorter lighter round. It may group it may not. If not it is the twist rate.
I have fired 125 grain Nosler BTs in my .308 but never got real good accuarcy. About 1" was the best a 1 in 10" twist would do in my gun.
I also smoked some 110 grainers out of my .300 Win Mag. 1" plus was all I could get there. At 200 yards they really get wide.

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