Ammo for original 1895 .30-06

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:27 am
Hi, I am new to the forum and have a question for you owners/shooters ....... do you know of any commercial .30-06 "light loads" that would be safe to shoot in a SRC made in the 1920s?

I have HXP from CMP but have been advised that would be "too hot" for the old girl.

Any and all help would be appreciated!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:49 pm
Welcome to the Winchester Owners Forum wdodd !!

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You could try the Old West Scrounger for the ammo....

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:19 am
Can anyone explain why the original 30-06 1895 cannot take modern rounds? I know that a Garand likes a bullet and powder load that is lighter than the average hunting round or its op rod will cry, but you can buy those from PPU all day. But what about the 1895?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:07 am
I will field this one. The 1895 Winchester was a perfect example of rapidly advancing firearms technology. While perfectly adequate for the BP calibers like .38-72 as well as first generation smokeless calibers like .405, 7.62x54R, and 30-40, second generation caliber 95s (like the 30-06) were well known for developing excessive headspace. Couple the rear locking lugs with early receiver alloys and 50,000psi chamber pressure and it will quickly become evident why a .270 or 30-06 M95 wasn't a particularly good idea. That said, a 95 in 30-40 with pointed bullets is a superb mid-range medium game rifle, and would wouldn't be a bad choice for large game at closer ranges.

Hope this helps.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Thanks Dave...

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