Originally Posted by austin92
Is there factory ammo for an AI 06? thanks for the info btw guys.
No, but all's you do is buy standard 30/06 ammo and fire it in the rifle and it fire forms out the chamber size and thats one of the advantages of an Improved chamber plus longer case life.
Most 30/06 AI's have a 40 degree angle on the shoulder which is the common angle.
When you fireform the standard 30/06 case which has a bit of a tapered case blows out to a straight walled case with a sharper angled 40 degree'd shoulder.
Case capacity over the standard case increases by a couple of grains.
An example is my 30/06 AI in which I use a 165gn GameKing with 61.5gns of AR2209 and maximum is 61.5gns(2960 - 3000fps) but in my action(M98) theres no pressure signs and it's accurate but in a standard 30/06 maximum load is 59gns but it's only about 100fps slower but where you gain is in longer case life.
Using 150gn projectiles makes it run a bit harder and I've used these in my rifle with good results on pigs and goats.
With the 165gn pills I've shot feral horses,donkeys,wild dogs,pigs,and goats and none have survived the 1 shot experience.
The other advantage is that you can load from 110gns upto 220 gn projectiles making it a very versatile round and reloading the 30/06AI really brings out the best in it and you can get dies to suit.
I also FLS every case every time I fire one,regards