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Old 03-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #21
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I don't reload. I like being able to go to a gun shop and find any load from 220 gr brush busters to 150 gr boat tails. The 30/06 gives you that flexibility. There are only a few different loads mass produced for the 308.

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Prepper, not hunter here. If SHTF, 30-06 may get hard to find. 308 is NATO standard (well, slight, almost unnotieable differences from NATO 7.62). The day may come when 30-06 gets hard to find. 308 will be around as long as the current military is around. Go for 308.

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I've owned both and they are both great rounds. So for that reason I would buy one of each and end this!!!

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The 3006 was adopted by our military in 1906, the 308 replaced it in the late fifties as a modern duplicate but shorter to funtion better in automatic weapons. The devolopment of better powders allowed for basicly the same results from a smaller volume case.

Of course the 308 and 3006 perform slightly differently. The 308 has a sami chamber presure of 50,000 psi , the 3006 has 48,000. the military ball loads that are most commonly listed give the M14 with its 22 inch barrel 50fps more than the M1 with its 24 inch barrel. Most loading manuals give a slightly higher vollicty to the 3006. The 3006 with a longer barrel using the slower burning powders and heaver bullets realy pulls away from the 308..
If you are going to hunt bigger game than either one was ment for then go with a 3006 and reload. If you want a fast handling light carbine, the 308 shines. I have both in 16 inch barrels and the 3006 deffinently has more muzzel blast.

If you are looking for which one has the most power, step up to a 30 cal mag.

For building up a large supply of ammo, go with the 308, you may find 3006 more often now, but it is just a cycle, over a period of time 308 will always be easer to find and with more choices,

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Prepper, not hunter here. If SHTF, 30-06 may get hard to find. 308 is NATO standard (well, slight, almost unnotieable differences from NATO 7.62). The day may come when 30-06 gets hard to find. 308 will be around as long as the current military is around. Go for 308.
You cant find any NATO ammunition from 5.56, 7.62 or 9mm anywhere right now. I understand prepping, I do, but what makes you think that you find NATO ammo after SHTF!? Government will be hoarding those rounds even more than they are now..just my 2 cents
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One of each if you can swing it. If you can get just one, the uber classic 30-06 is the way I would go, and then add the 0.308 when you get a chance. Or do it the other way around, you won't go wrong with either.

Someone mentioned ammo. Right now, 30-06 is more available, but seems seems to be a few bucks more per box, so consider price and availability...who knows how long this ammo issue will continue.

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Six of one-half a dozen of the other. Both are excellent rounds. Flip a coin or buy both. Long or short action to me is meaningless. An extra inch or so of action length isn't really noticible, to me, when shooting. So you actually have to slide the bolt back a bit further, big friggin' deal. I've also heard that short actions are stiffer and more accurate than a long action. Doesn't really matter since most rifles are more accurate than the person shooting them. Sorry I'm kinda' cranky this morning.

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The .308 Winchester is just .30-06 Springfield Lite...................

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The .308 Winchester is just .30-06 Springfield Lite...................
Less filling but same great taste!
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You should look at a 308 and a 300 Win Mag. At least those two have a big difference in performance. And if you reload you cover all the bases with these two.

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