# What is the best barrel length for a 30-06?

## What is the best barrel length for a 30-06?

30/06, 22 inches was the ideal length. For the smaller rounds, you could go as short as 20. For magnums, 24 inches was de rigeur and, for a few specialty rounds such as the . 220 Swift, 26 was the only rational way to go.

## How fast does a 150 grain 30-06 bullet travel?

. 30-06 Springfield

Bullet mass/type | Velocity |
---|---|

150 gr (10 g) Nosler Ballistic Tip | 2,910 ft/s (890 m/s) |

165 gr (11 g) BTSP | 2,800 ft/s (850 m/s) |

180 gr (12 g) Core-Lokt Soft Point | 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) |

200 gr (13 g) Partition | 2,569 ft/s (783 m/s) |

**What is the muzzle velocity of a 30-06?**

With cartridge case capacity of 68-70 grains of water and operating pressures up to 60,000 psi, the 30-06 launches 110-220 grain bullets with muzzle velocities between 3400 fps and 2400 fps, respectively.

### How much velocity is gained per inch of barrel?

On average, the velocity increase from a 3- to 16-inch barrel was 487.7 fps, which works out to 37.51 fps per every 1 inch of barrel. That sounds reasonable and closer to the assumed, but mostly mythical, 25 fps per-inch of barrel most shooters expect to see.

### Does a shorter barrel increase velocity?

All we would learn is how much velocity was lost per inch with that cartridge, that load, in that barrel. Case design matters. Short, fat cartridges are more efficient than long, slender cases, and they tend to produce more velocity in shorter barrels.

**What is the best barrel twist rate?**

The best barrel twist rate depends on what type of bullet you are shooting. A fast twist rate such as a 1:7” twist barrel will work better with long-range modern bullets where as a shorter twist such as 1:10” or 1:11” twist barrel will work better with shorter bullets.

#### What is the best twist rate for a 300 win mag?

browning should be a 1-10 twist in 300wm, not 1-8. most everything other than tikka is 1-10 for the .

#### What’s the top speed of a.30-06 Sprg bullet?

The trajectory advantage goes to 150-grain bullets in the contest between 150- and 180-grain bullets fired from the .30-’06 Sprg. The highest velocity I ever attained from a 150-grain bullet from a .30-’06 Sprg. with a 22-inch barrel was 3,080 fps. The top speed from a 180-grain bullet was 2,770 fps.

**What’s the muzzle velocity of A.30 Winchester?**

For over 70 years the two most common factory loadings for the.30-30 have been a 150 gr bullet at an advertised 2390fps and a 170gr bullet at 2200fps. These velocities are taken in 24 – 26” as opposed to the 20” carbines carried by hunters. True velocities tend to average 2100fps for the 150 grain loads and 2050fps for the 170 grain loads.

## What’s the best length for a.30-06 barrel?

A Varmint weight barrel can add mass to ease the impact. A .308 can drive a 155 to 1000yd, but slower twists and longer bore lengths appear to be the order of the day. I suspect the ’06 can do the same thing with less bore length, and suggest about 26″ as a good bore length compromise.

## What’s the difference between 150 and 180 grain bullets?

At those speeds, and with both bullets sighted in 2-inches high at 100 yards, the difference in drop between 150- and 180-grain bullets is 2.82 inches at 300 yards, 5.73 inches at 400 yards and 9.69 inches way out at 500 yards. That’s a significant advantage for the 150s at 400 yards.