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How much does a 150 grain 30 06 bullet drop at 300 yards?

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Asked by: Nicole Lieberman

How much does a 150 grain 30-06 bullet drop at 200 yards?

So what does the charting of the 30-06 Springfield’s external ballistics tell us exactly? It tells me that bullet shoots pretty flat with just a 3.6″ drop at 200 yards. Think about that in terms of football fields.

How far does a 30-06 drop at 300 yards?

30-06 Springfield~ 165 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Bullet Path (inches)
200 2454.5 0.0
300 2291.4 -7.56
400 2134.4 -21.74
500 1983.8 -43.58

What is the maximum range of a 30-06?

Trajectory and Ballistics
30/06 was certified for an extreme reach of 4.75 miles, an effective firing range of 1,000 yards.

Is a 150 grain bullet good for deer?

An assortment of 150-grain bullets is available to provide a lethal punch. Ordinary bullets with lead cores and copper-alloy jackets work just fine on deer and antelope. Bullets like the Sierra flat-base spitzer (Pro-Hunter), Hornady InterLock, Remington Core-Lokt and other similar cup-and-core bullets fired from the .

What distance should I sight in my 30-06?

30-06 will place your shots about 2½ to 3 inches higher than you aimed the cross-hairs. If your rifle is sighted-in 2½ to 3 inches high at 100 yards, you will be sighted-in to about 250 yards.

Where do you zero A 30-06?

For most big-game rifles, a 200-yard zero makes sense. Sight in there with a . 30-06 or a similar cartridge, and your bullet will stay within three vertical inches of point of aim out to 250 yards or so.

Is a 308 or 30-06 more powerful?

308 Winchester will perform as much as 15% better in terms of velocity, energy, and trajectory, than will most 220-grain bullets fired from a . 30/06.

What are the ballistics 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.

Which is better 30-06 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

30-06 carries more energy out past 200 yards, but most good 6.5 Creedmoor hunting loads still carry more than 1,000 ft-lbs of energy out to 500 yards. The advantages the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has in terms of bullet drop and wind drift start to become much more important at longer range as well.

Which grain of 30-06 bullet is best for long range shooting?

30-06 has to offer is in projectile choice. For optimal long-range performance, pick a streamlined, heavy-for-caliber bullet like the Nosler 190-grain AccuBond Long Range (center) rather than a traditional flatbase Spitzer.

What grain bullet is best for deer for 30-06?

30-06 is probably better and more versatile than it ever was. With a good 150-grain bullet it shoots flat enough for just about any deer hunting you can think of and is just fine for the largest whitetail and mule deer.

What is the best 30-06 bullet for deer?

The 5 Best . 30/06 Big-Game Loads

  1. Federal Fusion 150-Grain. This is an affordable and highly effective load for deer- and hog-size game. …
  2. Federal Premium 180-grain Nosler Partition. …
  3. Winchester Expedition 180-grain AccuBond CT. …
  4. Buffalo Bore 168-grain Barnes TTSX. …
  5. Hornady Lite 125-grain SST.

Why is there a 30-06 shortage?

30-06, and 6.5mm Creedmoor are the most popular hunting cartridges right now. The shortage has prompted rumors and conspiracy theories of gun dealers or manufacturers hoarding ammo. “It’s no big conspiracy at all. It’s simply there was 8 million new shooters, and the new shooters want guns and ammo,” said Kukull.

Is a 30-06 Big enough for elk?

30-06 is still an extremely capable elk caliber at reasonable hunting ranges. It has significantly less recoil than most magnum cartridges as well. Indeed, just about any elk outfitter would prefer to have a hunter arrive in camp with a well-worn . 30-06 that he or she can shoot well than a brand new magnum.