It’s funny, back in the huge surge on ammo sales around 2012, when all of the shelves were picked darn near clean it seemed there were one or two calibers which were always on the shelves: .30-06 was one of them.
Personally, it seems a little crazy that so much is made of the lethality of the .223 as though it were some kind of unearthly weapon; a Death Star if you will. I am pretty sure that the venerable .30-06 has vanquished far more enemies in the 20th century than the 5.56 did between the two World Wars. Give me a .223 and 400 yards and I’ll maybe drop an enemy combatant, but give me a .30-06 in the same scenario and, well, I’d feel much more comfortable with the odds.
It is also no great shock but the .30-06 is the most popular deer and medium-game hunting caliber in the world. So, with this knowledge in hand why is there no rush to clear the shelves of this popular round? Who knows, but why sit around asking why? That is time that could be spent buy a case of 400 rounds of Sellier & Bellot 180 grain SP. This is a great all-purpose round, and plenty of it. It is enough for a lifetime of whitetail, a number of days at the range, or to pad your bug-out stash. Whatever you need it for, there should be plenty and at a very reasonable price. Don’t wait around and see if others come to their senses and clear the shelves of this great round.
Posted On: 11/14/14 By: jonny
Posted On: 10/19/11 By: Hector
Muzzle velocity 2706 fps
100 meter velocity 2427 fps
200 meter velocity 2178 fps
300 meter velocity 1952 fps
Muzzle energy 2936 ft-lbs
100 meter energy 2362 ft-lbs
200 meter energy 1900 ft-lbs
300 meter energy 1529 ft-lbs
100 meter trajectory 0 inches (zeroed)
200 meter trajectory -5.1 inches
300 meter trajectory -19.0 inches
Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Robert