Sorry for my bad writing. But i hope this is interesting.
After WW2 the Norwegian army used 3006 in rifles and machineguns. In Norway the caliber was called 7,62 or 7,62X63. I have some 7,62mm (30-06) school cartridges(Skolepatroner). These are short range reduced loads produced by Norma Projectile Factory in 1959,
the package says “for use on 10 to 15 meters.” The cartridges was ment used as practice ammunition for soldiers at short range shooting.
School cartridges have a hollow point empty jacket without lead
The jacket is magnetic.
The cartridges are made with reloaded brass and bottomstamps are from many American manufacturers and were from the years 1942 to 1952. Here is a remington 1942, it is stamped RA 42.
Since I have a lot of these they had to be tested. Some may think it is foolish to shoot such ammunition but I think the ammunition is made to be fired ;)
I rigged a 30 meter target at about 30 yards. And since i was shooting i had to test the speed too. The recoil is almost non-existent, but the sound is almost like ball cartridges. The chrony shoved approximately 810 meters per second and accuracy at 30 meters was not very impressive, it was five shots at 3 cm, which was certainly useful in terms of what the ammunition was intended to be used for.
I also had a target at 100m so I had the ammunition tested there too. At 100m the ammunition hit approximately 10 cm to the left of ball ammunition, but the precision was approximately 10-15 cm. Not exactly impressive but the precision was the really good considering that range was nearly 10 times as long as it stood on the package that the ammunition would be used for. There was also a bit windy so I think that the precision may have been affected by this.
School cartridges were an interesting acquaintance. Since they had actually useable precision at 30 meters and almost useable precision at 100m surely they could have been used to educate people in the shooting. And it’s just that they have been used for.