World War 2 was a formative era for guns and combat alike. Paving the way for modern combat regimes, the U.S. military learned a lot about what kinds of firearms and ammunition works best to get the job done. Although we no longer use the technologies of that bygone era in combat, many of the relics of that time still remain in use by civilians. A fantastic example is the M1 Garand Rifle, the first standard issue semi-automatic weapon used by the U.S. Army. It fired 30-06 Springfield ammo, a .308 bullet with a longer case-length, made now obsolete by the 7.62x51 NATO.
Although powder has come far enough to produce similar results with shorter cases, if you want to use an M1 Garand, you still need that longer 30-06 round. Sellier & Bellot comes through with its 180 grain FMJ 30-06 round. With these, you can get your Springfield M1903 or M1 Garand working just as it did 70+ years ago in the Second World War.
These 30-06 Sellier & Bellot cartridges fire a 180 grain FMJ projectile at 2,673 feet per second. They produce 2,856 foot pounds of muzzle energy, and they are cased with reusable boxer-primed brass. The cartridges come packaged in 20 round cardstock boxes branded Sellier and Bellot, with this case containing 20 boxes total.
Review by Josey
Posted On: 7/24/16 By: paco
Posted On: 10/20/11 By: Uzi
Muzzle velocity 2673 fps
100 meter velocity 2493 fps
200 meter velocity 2326 fps
300 meter velocity 2168 fps
Muzzle energy 2866 ft-lbs
100 meter energy 2492 ft-lbs
200 meter energy 2166 ft-lbs
300 meter energy 1884 ft-lbs
100 meter trajectory 0 inches (zeroed)
200 meter trajectory -4.7 inches
300 meter trajectory -17.8 inches