30.06 shooting funny

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by Frnc4891, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Frnc4891

    Frnc4891 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    I have a Winchester 1959 30.06 featherweight. After 4 or 5 consecutive rounds it is all over the target. The first 4 or 5 are on the money. Just wondering if this is because the barell is heating up or what. I shoot 150 gr ballistic silver tips out of it.
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I'd say that more than likely it is due to getting too hot.
    How does the barrel feel after a few shots? If it's too hot to touch, you need to open the bolt (emty the chamber) and stand it up til it does cool down!
    A light barrel in .30-06 and 150gr. silver tips especially, will make some heat.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    some of the steels used expand and this can warp your crown

    if you fiere a shot a hour all day would it do this or be ok ??

    many hunting rifles used the sulfur steels as they where easier to work but they give this problem , military rifles use differing grades , not as accurate as the others on the single shot but more stable when they pump them out

    the feather weights where a brilliant deer rifle not meant to be a target gun that shoots all day , but to give you that one shot first time every time as hunters want

    winchester and remington both taylored steels for differing guns
  4. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

    Dec 11, 2010
    western wyoming
    My old Mdl. 70 Fwt. .308 [1958] started walking around too much. The 50 years had taken taken its toll on the bedding. I got the old rifle glassed and she is back to placing 3 rds. into the 100 yd. target.
  5. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    It does sound like a stock problem to me.
  6. musketshooter

    musketshooter New Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    The belief that the barrel temperature makes a gun shoot poorly is BUNK. You can't shoot a bolt action rifle fast enough to make the barrel "warp". If the bore condition is within acceptable limits, you have some other problem. Wood stocks have a tendency to shrink with age. Have it glass bedded by a professional.
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