30.06 shooting funny

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  1. Frnc4891

    Frnc4891 Member

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    redwing carson Former Guest

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    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.
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    It does sound like a stock problem to me.
  6. musketshooter

    musketshooter New Member

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    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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