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.30/06 Military load data

 


Caliber .30 (.30/06) A detailed list from TM 43-0001-27 "Army Ammunition Data Sheets Small Caliber Ammuntion"

MASTER PO'S DISCLAIMER: The following is for informational purposes only. DO NOT USE THIS DATA TO REPLICATE. Burning rates for IMR 4895, specifically, has drastically changed since this data was developed.

WC 852 is a very slow burning powder and extended use of ammunition using this powder will cause damage to the gas system of the M1 rifle.)

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Tracer, M1

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1916A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Tracer. The cartridge is identified by a red bullet tip.

Weight - 399 grains
Length - 3.34in.
Tracer - R256
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Propellant - IMR 4895
Charge - 50 grains
Chamber Pressure - 52,000 psi
Velocity - 2665 fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Armor Piercing, M2

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1919A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Armor Piercing. Cartridge is identified by a black bullet tip.

Function:
Penetration, fired at 7/8 inch thick homogenous armor plate at 100 yards, will not be less than .42 inch.

Weight - 424 grains
Length - 3.34 inches
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Propellant - WC852
Charge - 55 grains
Projectile - 165.7 grains flat based w/ steel core
Chamber Pressure - 54,000 psi
Velocity - 2715fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Ball, M2

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1916A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Ball. The cartridge is identified by a plain bullet tip.

Weight - 416 grains
Length - 3.34 inches
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Propellant - IMR 4895
Charge - 50 grains
Projectile - 147 - 150 grains flat based
Chamber Pressure - 50,000 psi
Velocity - 2740 fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Armor Piercing Incendiary, M14

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1916A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Armor Piercing Incendiary. Cartridge is identified by aluminum bullet tip.

Function:
Penetration, fired at a 7/8 inch steel plate at 100 yards, will not be less than .42 inches. Upon impact with a target,the incendiary composition bursts into flames and will ignite flammable material.

Weight - 407 grains
Length - 3.34 inches
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Incendiary type - IM 11
Charge - 2 grains
Propellant - WC852
Charge - 50 grains
Chamber Pressure - 54,000 psi
Velocity - 2870 fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Ball, Frangible,M22

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1919A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Ball cartridge. Cartridge identified by a green bullet with a white ring to the rear of the green color.

Function:
The (bakelite)bullet disintegrates upon striking a hard or armored target, leaving a pencil like mark to indicate a hit during gunnery practice.

Weight - 320 grains
Length - 3.29 inches
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Propellant - SR 4759
Charge - 11 grains
Chamber pressure - N/A
Velocity - 1320 fps, 53 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, caliber .30, Tracer, M25

Use:
M37, M1919A4 and M1916A6 Machine Guns
Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)

Description:
Tracer. The cartridge is identified by a red bullet tip.

Function:
In flight, bullet exhibits a trace of full luminosity from a point not greater than 75 yards from the muzzle of the weapon to a point not less than 900 yards from the muzzle.

Weight - 401 grains
Length - 3.34 inches
Primer - Percussion (Crimped into case)
Propellant - WC 852
Charge - 50 grains
Projectile - 145.5 grains (flat based crimped)
Chamber pressure - 50,000 psi
Velocity - 2665 fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, caliber .30, Ball, Match M72

Use:
Rifle, caliber .30, M1
Rifle, caliber .30, National Match
This cartridge is designed to be fired only in weapons designated as competition rifles.

Description:
Ball cartridge. The cartridge is identified by head stampings on the base of the cartridge with either the initials NM (National Match) or the word MATCH. The primer is uncrimped, the bullet has no crimped cannelure and the case is not crimped to the bullet.

Weight - 425 grains
Length - 3.34 grains
Primer - Percussion
Propellant - IMR 4895
Charge - 50 grains
Projectile - 173 grain full metal jacketed boattail.
Chamber pressure - 50,000 psi
Velocity - 2640 fps, 78 feet from muzzle

 

 

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