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Old 01-08-2013, 04:49 AM   #21
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30-06 has been the parent case of many, many different cartridges. small list and by no means complete!

243 Win., 6mm Rem., 25-06, 260 Rem., 6.5mm-06, 280 Rem., 308 Win., 8mm-06, 338-06, 35 Whelen and probably many more that i'm not aware of.
Oh I know i love the 30-06 I want to get mine or another and rebarrel it 338-06 when I get the money
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Hey AXX55 lets don't forget. The 7X57 Mauser was picked up after the little war in Cuba. The Spfld. folks increased the volume of the 7X57. The 30-40 Krag was then replace by the 30-45 Spfld. The 30-45 became the 30-03. The 30-03 due to high throat erosion became the 30-06. The Spfld. Rifle it was fired in was Mauser turn bolt design. The U.S. had to pay the Germans for a patent infringment. The 7X57 was and is some cartridge.

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Hey AXX55 lets don't forget. The 7X57 Mauser was picked up after the little war in Cuba. The Spfld. folks increased the volume of the 7X57. The 30-40 Krag was then replace by the 30-45 Spfld. The 30-45 became the 30-03. The 30-03 due to high throat erosion became the 30-06. The Spfld. Rifle it was fired in was Mauser turn bolt design. The U.S. had to pay the Germans for a patent infringment. The 7X57 was and is some cartridge.
IIRC, you may be exactly correct. the 30-06 has an incredible history leading up to it's introduction and has had one ever since.
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I recommend the Savage over the Remington since Big Green's QC has declined over the past few years. You may also want to consider the Weatherby Vanguard S2, Tikka T3 or even the Marlin X7, which according to reviews is the bargain of the century. If you want to spend a bit more money, look at the new FN manufactured 'Winchester' 70s.

I agree that you should consider the 30-06. You can find it in many bullet weights and types from almost all ammo manufacturers. The 270 is also a great caliber and it is fairly common. If you are thinking about reloading, you might consider the 7mm-08. It kicks less than the .308, but has similar ballistics. The downside is 7mm-08 - like all the less common calibers - is relatively expensive and there is not a lot of variety out there.

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I have a Remington 700 w/ Heavy Varmint Barrel in .308 = Love it

My brother has the Tikka T3 in .270 also a nice gun.

The .270 has alot more felt recoil than the .308, but then again my gun is muck heavier than his.

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Most people fail to mention the 55gr 30.06 accelerator when discussing the versitility of the .06, this pushes the MV to around 5000 fps. I'm thinking this would jellify a yote.

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A .22 Sabot out of a 30-06 running 5,000 FPS? Really for real??

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Most people fail to mention the 55gr 30.06 accelerator when discussing the versitility of the .06, this pushes the MV to around 5000 fps. I'm thinking this would jellify a yote.
What what what??? 5000 fps you have gone mad batman.
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I have been a 30-06 man for while, wouldn't mind getting into something smaller/flatter trajectory for targets. My 10/22 is a great rifle but that's just too dang small.

The reason I went 30-06 was because of versatility ( it can take any game in US) as well as availability of ammo. I shoot a Remington 700 w Nikon Buckmaster optics. Solid platform IMHO

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Hey AXX55 lets don't forget. The 7X57 Mauser was picked up after the little war in Cuba. The Spfld. folks increased the volume of the 7X57. The 30-40 Krag was then replace by the 30-45 Spfld. The 30-45 became the 30-03. The 30-03 due to high throat erosion became the 30-06. The Spfld. Rifle it was fired in was Mauser turn bolt design. The U.S. had to pay the Germans for a patent infringment. The 7X57 was and is some cartridge.
The .30-06(7.62x63) w/ its' spitzer bullet was part of the arms race at the turn of the century. It was an attempt to duplicate the 8x57 spitzer. Since the U.S. had adopted a single based powder, not a double based as Germany, larger case capasity was needed.
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