Discussion in 'On Topic' started by daviid, Sep 25, 2005.
exactly how big is a 30-06 round? .3006?
the "06" means it was adopted by the military in 1906.
A bullet that is 30 hundredths of an inch (.30) in diameter is called a 30 caliber bullet.
well its a .308 bullet, so its .308"
the number off to the right that you can't really read is the bullet diameter which is .308
edit- did some digging around in my saved links and found this. has info on other cartridges as well
the -06 part is what confused me. thanks guys
no problem. don't want to confuse you further, but there are some calibers where the second number references the amount of powder to be used.
Parent case is used alot too like in .338-06 A-Square, 7mm-08, .30-378 Wby., .22-250, etc. .250-3000 Savage has 3000 because it pushed a bullet at 3000fps which was a big thing at the time These number can get even more confusing when you get into wildcats
even worse, the .30-06 is built on the .30-03.
I think it has something to do with it being designed in 1906 or something rather.
See 3rd post
I never read the thread
it's big enough!