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caliber question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by poor man, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. poor man

    poor man Member

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    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.
     
  2. alohanole

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    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!
     
  3. esheato

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    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
     
  4. poor man

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    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
     
  5. SDDL-UP

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Wildfire

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    Twist rate

    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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