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Old 04-14-2010, 10:37 PM   #21
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Up here I have been to places where the only store in 30 miles might if your lucky have a box or two of 30-06, 30-30, 12 Gage shotgun shells and maybe 22lr on the shelf and possibly if the store owner is a real gun nut a box of 270. I don't know about other places but that's here.
I have both but I hunt with the 30-06. The 308 is for paper punching.
yeah I agree with that! I mean in the city I can find about any rounds, but in the woods or mtn towns......I usually can find 30.06 for sure.
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if it is currently out of your price range for the gun you want wait a little longer and save a bit more.

30-06 is a little more forgiving in handloading as you have a larger case capacity to work with.

my choice however is .308 between the two. lots of brass available and most of the .30 cal bullets work just fine in a 308. for hunting my choice has always been one of my .458 rifles so 30-06 just hasnt been it for me. the 308 does everything i need for target shooting.

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yeah I agree with that! I mean in the city I can find about any rounds, but in the woods or mtn towns......I usually can find 30.06 for sure.
You've never been to NH! When Clinton started the assault ban years ago, 10,000,000 firearms sold in the 2 week period before it became law. The state also through out the waiting period as it was agains't our constitution. Even the little Mom and Pop stores have a good selection. We like guns here!!
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I went through this same dilemma last month. I ordered a 700 in 30-06 only to call the store later and change my order to a .300 Win Mag. Now that gun will be my woods gun after fitted with proper stock and glass (already here ). My next one will be a .308 designed for bench/target/tactical shooting.

Take a look at the .300 Win Mag. It is a hell of a round. Readily available, reasonably priced and plenty of reloading components on the market.

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.308 for sure. the .30-06 is obsolete, IMO

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.308 for sure. the .30-06 is obsolete, IMO
How did you come up with that?
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I went through this same dilemma last month. I ordered a 700 in 30-06 only to call the store later and change my order to a .300 Win Mag. Now that gun will be my woods gun after fitted with proper stock and glass (already here ). My next one will be a .308 designed for bench/target/tactical shooting.

Take a look at the .300 Win Mag. It is a hell of a round. Readily available, reasonably priced and plenty of reloading components on the market.
Well ****. I took my mauser to the gun shop today and everyone there was quite confident that my 270 would be a 1000 yard gun no problem... They say the ballistics on the 270 weatherby mag is far superior to that of a 308. Now I don't know what I'll do.

Still want something in 308 thats semi auto and mag fed.
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Was at the range the other day with my brother in law. He was trying out his new 300 Win. mag. I had my 30-06. He fired a 180 gr rem core loct through the chrono. 2870 fps. I happened to ha a box of 180 gr rem core loct. 2850 fps. Just one of the reasons I roll my own.

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IMO all those Wssssm rounds and the like will be a flash in the pan compared to the 30-06. In 100 years time the 30-06 will be still the easiest rifle to find commercial ammo for. I know around here any small town hardware store will always have 4 types of ammo. 12ga, 30-06, .303 british,and .22lr. Nothing wrong with the .308 but I like the little extra from the '06

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How did you come up with that?
In 1932 it looked like the .276 Pederson was to be the U.S. Rifle cartridge.
The Pederson Garand was lighter than the M1 and held 10 rounds. MacArthur had the final say and rejected it when it came to light that the Garand could be modified to use the 30.06. The M1 that the U.S. ended up with was heavier and held 8 rounds. So, the 30.06 almost disappeared 26 years after its' acceptance. Myself, I like the 8x57 (1898) parent cartridge better than the 30.06. The 30.06 w/ a 180gr bullet has an average MV of 2700fps, My 8x57 180gr loads are over 2700fps. The U.S. Gov't copied the 98 Mauser when building the 03 Springfield and paid a license fee to Germany until we entered WW1. The 30.06 cartridge is a lengthened 8x57 w/ a 7.62 bullet. Also a German copy. The 7.62x51 used the length of the Pederson cartridge, 51mm as the action was proven for this length cartridge.
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