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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 .30-06 Short Rifle - hunting ammunition for short barrels

More and more hunters have come to appreciate the advantages of a short and handy barrel. This trend is fueled by the increased use of silencers.

As is generally known, standard ammunition is formulated for use in the most commonly encountered barrel length of 600 mm. Firing standard ammunition out of 420 - 550 mm barrels has several disadvantages: Loss of velocity and energy, reduced effective range, dazzling muzzle flash, increased muzzle blast and accelerated silencer wear. 

That is why RWS has developed a cartridge tailored specifically for use in short-barreled rifles. This means that shooting a short-barreled rifle no longer means giving up long-barrel performance.

RWS RWS .30-06 ID Classic 9,7g

Field of applications

Highly suited Highly suited Highly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois, Roe deer
Suitable Bear, Elk, Oryx, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -0.8 100m 150m -2.9 200m -10.0 250m -21.9 300m -39.2
MRD 185m 50m 1.2 100m 4.0 150m 3.2 200m -1.9 250m -11.8 300m -27.2
BC-Value: 0.303

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Shortest escape distances - for lighter weight game
Grain Light
Preservation of the game's meat
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Weak
Penetration
High
Likeliness of exit hole
Regulary
Cutting of hair at point of impact
Yes

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0915 50862 100812 150763 200716 250671 300627

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 04061 503604 1003198 1502824 2002486 2502184 3001907

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with ID Classic-bullet

Bullet RWS ID Classic
.30-06

The essential thought of the ID Classic inventor was to ideally combine "width and depth effects" in the target. This was achieved by bonding two different hard lead cores: The front soft part protrudes like a plug into the rear harder and heavier part. This lead "marriage" is enclosed by a jacket of mild steel which gradually thickens towards the rear. The torpedo tail, with a third larger base area, improves external ballistic behaviour with its higher flight stability.

Bullet RWS ID Classic deformation process
RWS hunting bullets deformation process ID Cl.
Deformation process bullet RWS ID Classic
ID Classic

Construction ID Classic-bullet

 

  1. Harder tail-core for convincing penetration 
  2. Sharp edge for cutting of hair at point of impact 
  3. Softer tip-core for controlled fragmentation and high effectiveness 
  4. Nickel-plated steel jacket for increased barrel life
  5. Tail constriction for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit
  6. Torpedo-shaped tail for high flight stability

Mode of action

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

  1. Energy transfer on lightweight game (at 10 cm): 1.535 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 2.320 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.097 J
  4. Maximum energy: 195 at 7,5 cm
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