RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .30-06

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .30-06

The .30-06 is probably the most popular universal calibre, which has certainly killed all kinds of game on earth. The effective range of this cartridge, which can be equipped with RWS bullets from 9.7 g up to 13.0 g, is approximately 300 m. 

The cartridge was developed in 1903 and received its final dimensions in 1906, the year it was also introduced as the ordinance cartridge in the USA ("Ball Cartridge, Caliber .30, Model of 1906"). The cartridge fast became very popular as hunting and sport-shooting cartridge. 

The .30-06 Springfield can also be shot well by recoil-sensitive shooters. 

RWS RWS .30-06 HMK 11,7g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois, Roe deer
Well qualifiedWell qualified Elk, Oryx
Suitable Bear, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -3.0 200m -12.0 250m -26.0 300m -45.0
MRD 172m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 2.0 200m -4.0 250m -16.0 300m -33.0
BC-Value: 0.356

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Highest performance - irrespective of distance and game weight
Grain Heavy
Preservation of the game's meat
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Medium
Penetration
Medium
Likeliness of exit hole
Certain
Cutting of hair at point of impact
No

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0840 50798 100757 150717 200678 250640 300604

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 04128 503725 1003352 1503007 2002689 2502396 3002134

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with H-Mantel-bullet

Bullet RWS HMK
.30-06

Special about this bullet is its famous H-groove, a predetermined breaking point in the shape of a constriction in the middle of the jacket. It assists the separation of the two projectile cores and is, along with other factors, responsible for the bullet´s dual effective system: the front part bursts very quickly after the impact in the game, produces strong fragments and transfers much energy. The cylindrical tail part separates at the H-groove, penetrates the body even if bones of strong animal are hit, and provides the desired exit hole.

RWS bullet H-Mantel deformation process
RWS hunting bullets deformation process HMK
Deformation process bullet H-Mantel
H-Mantel-bullet

Construction H-Mantel-bullet

 

  1. Geometrically optimized tail for highest precision
  2. Hard tail core for extreme penetration
  3. Softer tip core for controlled fragmentation and high effectiveness
  4. Copper hollow tip for faster response in the game's body
  5. H-shaped constriction for reliable part fragmentation
  6. Modified cannelure for an optimal seat of the bullet
  7. Progressively increasing jacket wall thickness for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit

Mode of action

Shot on a block of gelatine with a length of 35cm. Shot distance: 100 Meters. Caliber: .30-06

  1. Energy transfer on lightweight game (at 10 cm): 1.193 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 1.927 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.141 J
  4. Maximum energy: 166 at 10 cm
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