How far can a 30 06 shoot accurately?

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30 06 is the caliber or diameter of the bullet(usually it is 308 inch(7.8 mm).and 06 it is the time when it occurred adopted in 1906, or another word, its model 1906 in united state. It replaced for 30-30 lee navy and 30-40 Krag. Surely, accurate and scope of 30-06 is always admire number.

30-06 is kind of Springfield cartridge which all of the gunners are aware of high quality and light finish, and it was used popularly in the world. It is a perfect production of the United States which adopted in the time war. And many innovations to improve accurate of the 30-06 make all of them are more and more high quality to use in any aim.

If you read its history from design to produce of a 30-06 period, you will stand up right now to buy numerous 30-06 to practice and practice day by day. The first time 30-06 was created to service the war such as War I War II Korea War and Viet Nam War. Thus, it was designed to make a succeed in the battle, and meticulous to each of detail. In this post, we will discuss about how far a 30 – 06 bullet can travel.

How far can 30 06 bullet shoot?

The travel of 30-06 for machine gun

At the first time, 30-06 was produced to use in the war. United State Military designed and manufactured them, moreover, they were further and more increased which become the highest level ball. And now we are aware of the change of scope through each year. Thus, this information below is real evidence in history.

In 1906, M1906 was the examination done by 1800 yards(1650m), but it was not all correct statistic. In 1918, the maximum range of 30-06 had 3300-3400 yards (3020m, 3110m) result of 1926 was much higher by maximum range was 5500 yards(5030m); however, it was used by machine gun so that the scope will be further than a firearm.

The travel of  30-06 for fire-arm

Beside designed to use in the machine gun which is service of the war in the past. 30-06 also created to use a fire-arm which all of the hunters can practice and practice. Even do they join any big or small game? This ammunition also can respond to demanding of the more gun. Although the number of range for a firearm is lower than a machine gun, it is still an admiring number. You can see them immediately below

How far can a 30-06 shoot for the firearm? Surely it will be shorter than the machine gun, but it is always an expression number which makes all of you surprising because of their scope. It is about 150-800 yards even it is much further 1000 yard. It proved by some hunter who used 30-06 to hunt. It is a suitable distance to capture some wild animal namely deer, moose, bear, hogs and the others. This number based on a share of the hunter which I read on some forums.


Factors that affect 30-06 shooting distance

Many reasons have an effect on the scope of 30-06 such as weight, diameter or round, rifle, wind, mass, quality of the gun, a condition of the bullet, and it still has some different causes which make reduce the distance of the 30-06. And the spirit of Gunners is one of a factor that it begin affection directly to the range of 30-06.

  • Usually, each of ammo has a difference weight; they will get a different scope. In fact, according to ammunition production of many factory weight of 30-06 is from 1.7 to 14.3 gram(109.6-220.7 gr). It is clear that 30-06 is lower and lower weight, it will be farther and farther range. For example,Federal- ammo manufacturer was produced many kind of 30-06 with different weight such as 125-130gr(8.1-8.4g) 3,140 ft/s(960m/s), 150gr(9.7g) 2,910ft/s(890m/s),165gr(10.7g) 2,800 ft/s 850m/s…and the others. Thus, we can interpret weight is one of the factors which range of 30-06 depends on this factor.
  • Qualify of the gun also effect directly to the distance of them. If your gun has got any rust, of course, you can not shoot to maximum range.
  • The wind will change the purpose of your ammunition when it flies from the gun. in fact, ammo fly following to arc not straight, so when the wind is stronger and stronger difference is bigger and bigger.

How to have a good sight when using 30-06 bullet

To have a more accurate shot with 30 06 bullet, here is my advices:

  • You should place where are enough flat to shoot.
  • Diameter and weight of the bullet also make change scope of 30-06.
  • Light ammo will get you reach higher result in the big or small game.
  • Good gun can give you a aim better as you expect
  • Practice and practice daily
  • you should protect your gun and amunition in the safe environment.

Why you should choose a 30 – 06 bullet:

  • This ammo always appreciates by the almost user because it does not stop to reform day by day.
  • You can use 30-06 both of woodland and clear flat. It remains its high quality and right any situation.
  • 30-06 can shoot a thousand yards; nearby there are many bullet weight to choose. It is suitable for each of game which is big or not, and wild animal you want to knock down is huge or not. In case you use it for hunt
  • This amunition have right level highly because it was designed to use for many purposes, and One of them is hunting.

30 – 06 bullet manufacturers

Some big ammo manufacturer is WINCHESTER, REMINGTON, FEDERAL, HORNADY they are enough ammunition which has individual caliber and purpose in their factor. In fact, some manufacturer will give you tutorial and recommend when demanding to buy their production which you suppose them good at using, and it is surely fit for your aim; however, some producer is not to do so because of benefit purpose. Therefore, finding ammunition carefully necessary that you should do.


Nowadays, there are a plenty of bullets traded in the market; nevertheless, to choose a good ammo fit to purpose and situation is not easy. Thus, All of the information above will become useful to all of you wether you want to take it or not.

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Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade is a true outdoorsman. After spending most of his career as a firearms expert and instructor in Nebraska, he retreated to the great outdoors to enjoy retirement.

Christopher’s expertise in handling firearms and hunting gear are what propelled him to create the Shooting Mystery blog. He hopes for all readers to gain useful and practical knowledge for enjoying their time outdoors.