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Old 01-15-2013, 04:30 AM   #21
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30-06 has a very slight edge due to a bigger case capacity so it can reach a scootch farther. The real advantage in 30-06 vs 308 comes in using bullets heavier than 168 grains. The bigger case capacity of the 30-06 really starts to shine and totally leaves the 308 behind when you get to 175-220 grains.

168 and down there is no practical difference.
But if it is strictly for targets the grain shouldn't matter much. I guess thats why the 30 06 is a widely used hunting cartridge.


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I have always wondered why it is flatter shooting.
308 is a tad faster shooting so it has less wind lift.


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308 is a tad faster shooting so it has less wind lift.
That makes sense.
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But if it is strictly for targets the grain shouldn't matter much. I guess thats why the 30 06 is a widely used hunting cartridge.
Yep that's it exactly
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