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Old 03-07-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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just out of curiosity cuz i've had a few 30-06 rifles, what does the 06 mean? I know it's a 30 cal. bullet, but never new what the last part meant.



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Old 03-07-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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1906.....when adopted



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yup, hence the fact that in the name it is " '06 " as in '99 or '10, as years are usually abbreviated.

.30-'06

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Congrads on owning one of the finest and diverse big game cartridges ever invented. A little history since you are interested. The cartridge wasnt originally called a 30-06. Its first name was "BALL CARTRIDGE CALIBER 30 MODEL OF 1906". When commercial gun companies started making rifles for this chambering each had a different name for it. Remington called theirs " 30 SPRINGFIELD 1906" Winchester called theirs " 30 GOV'T 1906" then later " 30 GOV'T 06" In not sure when Remington started labeling their rifles 30-06, however Winchester didnt start the 30-06 label on their guns till @ 1950. It wasnt till 1933, 27 years after its introduction, that the first cartridge headstamp actually said 30-06. Their are over 10,000 different loadings and variations of this caliber.

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thanks for all the info on the 06 always interested in many different guns, i've got another question, it's titled wierd 22 on the forum list

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It actually started life as the .30-03 (in 1903). It had a 220 grain roundnose bullet at 2300 fps. When the military wanted a spitzer design bullet, they changed the load to a 150 grain pointed bullet, shortened the neck .070" and renamed it the .30-06.

If the .30-06 hadn't already been invented in 1906, we would have to invent it today. It may be the absolute best all-around cartridge ever developed.

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