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.30-06 Springfield VS .30-40 Krag

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$368.99

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$409.99

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.30-06 Springfield

.30-40 Krag

Height

2.49

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Average FPS

2816

Average Grain

166

Average Energy

2920

Recoil

2.19

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Ballistic Coefficient

398.74

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.30-40 Krag

Gun Descriptions

The 30-06 Springfield Ammo was introduced to the US Army in 1906 before it became standardized and stayed in use, in service, with the army until the late 1970s. It is 7.62 × 63mm in metric notation and has its parent case as the 30-06 Springfield. The 30-06 Springfield Ammo's name originates from the number of bullet caliber it possesses in inches which are 30. The "06" is a reference to the year 1906, when the cartridge was adopted. It has its place of origin in the United States. The 30-06 Springfield Ammo was quite popular in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war. It was designed in 1906 by the Springfield Armory, even though several others have manufactured it since then. With bullet diameter of .308 inches and a land diameter of .300 inches, the neck of the 30-06 Springfield Ammo is .340 inches. It has a shoulder diameter of .441 inches and a rim diameter of .473 inches. The 30-06 Springfield Ammo rim's thickness is .049 inches, and it has an overall length of 3.34 inches (85mm). It has a maximum pressure of 58, 740psi, and a Max CUP of 50,000. The 30-06 Springfield Ammo remains a popular sporting round with ammunition produced by many prominent manufacturers globally. It is one of the most popular sporting cartridges globally, and this is due to its efficiency when used in hunting. It is also tolerable to most shooters, however young.

30-40 Krag Ammo The .30-40 Krag Ammo was designed by Krag Jorgensen and developed by the US armed forces in the early 1890s. It is the first smokeless powder round adopted by the army, and it retained a caliber-charge naming system of the earlier cartridges. It earned its title of the first small-bore military centerfire cartridge due to its small caliber bullet. All previous metallic military rifle ammunitions were black powder-powered and had large capacity cases. However, in 1899, the US Army requested an improved military rifle with matching cartridge, and the .30-40 Krag Ammo was born. Although this cartridge didn’t last long as the US Army standard cartridge, the .30-40 Krag will remain the first American military rifle designed from the onset to use smokeless powder. From the beginning, the .30-40 Krag Ammo was famous for hunting and chambered in several firearms. Because of its efficiency, the .30-40 Krag Ammo achieved a higher velocity than was previously possible when it was created. Therefore, hunters jumped at the chance to use smaller caliber lighter and far more aerodynamic bullets. In 1899, someone used it to shoot the world-record Rocky Mountain elk. This record stood till the second half of the 20th century. The Springfield Amory was known to produce several variants of the .30-40 Krag Ammo for the army till it was supplanted. The first .30-40 Krag ammo ballistics were a 220-grain bullet and 2,00 fps. However, the modern .30-40 Krag ammo ballistics are a 180-grain bullet at 2,430 fps. That’s why it is ideal for hunting games like deer and elk at either a short or medium range.

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