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james_black 11-23-2009 03:26 AM

The 308 is a shorter version of the 30.06 right? Now... can I shot a 308 round on a 30.06 chambered bolt rifle? Just wondering guys. No insults, no jokes. (Well jokes are ok)

JiroZero713 11-23-2009 04:05 AM

No no you can would probably explode I'm guessing.....although depending on the bullet diameter it MIGHT go through the barrel...but it would probably **** alot of stuff up....and well get you killed.

Basically from what I understand .308 is just the standardization of all the Allies and Axis's bullets so they would all use the same round....easier to get ammo...etc.

30.06 is an American classic so that's really the only reason why it's still around.

WDB 11-23-2009 05:17 AM

Take the time to understand the rounds then your post would have been prevented.

"30.06 is an American classic so that's really the only reason why it's still around":confused:

Highpower 11-23-2009 10:35 AM

I suggest you do a Google search and study the term "headspace".

cpttango30 11-23-2009 11:23 AM

Yes you could chamber a 308 into a 30-06 and pull the trigger. Would it work all that well? I doubt it. These cartridges headspace off the shoulder if that is wrong Your BANG turns into a BOOM. If you fired a 308 in an 06 chamber then the shoulder and neck would expand splitting the case causing powder and gases to spew from the chamber towards your face and eyes. You may end up with a bullet stuck in the barrel and may need to push it out (The same direction as it is going). Hammering on the tip of a bullet that is meant to EXPAND is not a good idea in my book.

The case head is the same dimension on the 308 and 30-06 and that is .473" other than that and the bullet diameter of .308" the dimension's are different.

AsmelEduardo 11-23-2009 02:30 PM

30-06 (.30-06 Springfield /7,62 x 63mm./ .30 Government 1906 / .30 Springfield 1906 / .300 Springfield / .30 US Service / 7.62 Largo / 7.62 Mod. 1949 / 7.62 Mod.68 / DWM 379E / XCR 08 063 BGC 060):

.308 (7,62 x 51 / .308 Win / 7.62x51 NATO/ .30 NATO / 7.62 Model 1954 / XCR 08 051 BGC 060):

matt g 11-23-2009 03:51 PM

The barrel/receiver is stamped .30-06 and not .308 WIN for a reason.

Can I run .45 LC in my 1911? The bullets are the same diameter, but one case is a little longer than the other. It should work, right?

lonyaeger 11-23-2009 04:29 PM

"Just wondering guys. No insults, no jokes. (Well jokes are ok)"

Well, he DID say this within his post.

Dillinger 11-23-2009 04:54 PM

As I am sure you have deduced. The .308 is a SHORT ACTION cartridge. The .30-06 is a Long Action Cartridge.

They are not interchangable. Ever. Not even for fun, once. :cool:


CA357 11-23-2009 05:03 PM

Running with scissors is much safer. ;)

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