Buffalo Bore Low Recoil Ammo

Buffalo Bore 30-06

Ammunition manufacturer Buffalo Bore is now offering a new low recoil load in .30-06.

Buffalo Bore states the company created the low recoil .30-06 ammo for the “youth and small stature female shooters…[that] do not like the recoil.”  The company also notes the load is possibly a good choice for anyone with injuries and who are looking for a low recoiling round.

Buffalo Bore 30-06

The new .30-06 load uses a Sierra 150 grain Spitzer bullet that makes for about 2800 fps from a 22″ barreled rifle.  One of the things I really like about Buffalo Bore is they will frequently list velocities from actual guns instead of just test barrels.  According to the company, the velocity of this 150 grain bullet is about the same as the velocity on the 180 grain .30-06 load Buffalo Bore makes.

List price is $41.80 for a box of 20.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • this would be the ammo for people like me with shoulder they want to remove and repair,,,

  • Criticalthinkingiscritical

    I must be lucky as recoil has never bothered me on any gun. Sometimes being a really big guy pays off.

  • 40 bucks are you shitting me?

    • wetcorps

      Welcome to France… Wait what?

  • Tom – UK

    I think this is a good product that will let wounded vets, disabled people, the young and the small to shoot safely and comfortably the larger rifles that perhaps they are not yet or are no longer capable of shooting full power ammunition with.

    • Hking

      I have actually loaded some lower velocity 30.06 for my friends grandfather. He is 90 and still loves to shoot his service Garand, but even M2 surplus was starting to give him problems. My reduced loads dont always cycle the action but he only shoots 4 or 5 rounds a trip so not a big deal.

  • Jim

    Buffalo Bore and low recoil seem to not go together in the same sentence.

    But I agree with James Patrick, at $40 bucks a box, I’ll just stick to reloading and play with different loadings there.

  • newcastleadam

    Curious how close this matches the M2 Ball 30-06 specs

  • Jason

    I wonder if this could be a modern alternative for vintage M1 Garands that prefer a lower pressure round compared to modern hunting 30-06 rounds. I have been told that the modern ammo pressures could bend the op rod over time…

  • John184

    This comes out to around 2,600 ft/lbs of energy, but that price is a crime.

    • They certainly aren’t cheap. I know Buffalo Bore, Cor-Bon and other specialty type ammo companies always charge more for their products than say PMC, Magtech and many others. If this was defensive handgun ammo I wouldn’t have a problem with the price.

  • Fred Johnson

    My first thought was, “low recoil compared to what?”. Then I realized it must be low recoil compared to Buffalo Bore.

    Oh wait, all of y’all already said the same thing. Ooops.

  • Tim Pearce

    Heh. It’s ironic that the company that I steer people toward for some of the most powerful defensive ammo is doing low-recoil loadings.

  • This is expensive as hell…. Jeez, are they ever going to reduce their prices? I’m amazed that they manage to stay in business with prices like that.