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Old 08-11-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Witch do you think is the best?

Personally i think its the person behind the rifle.

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Which do I think is best?

It depends on the application. I have and enjoy both.

(Why did you post in the Suggestions area? This would get more responses in either Ammo or Rifle sections.)

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Which do you think is better, Ford or Chevy?

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Witch do you think is the best?

Personally i think its the person behind the rifle.
The best for what?
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Best at what?

From a purely ballistics point of view I'd give it to the 30-06, although it's close.

Better in a short, handy rifle I'd give it to the .308

Better for bigger game (large bears, Canadian moose) I might pick the .30-06 fore the ability to handle slightly heavier bullets.

In a semiauto or selective fire rifle the .308 might be better.

So, better at what?

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It just depends on what you are doing with it. Hunting or just target shooting? For what I hunt I like the 308. But you may hunt something bigger then a whitetail. That is all I hunt.

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hmmm... which is best? Ford vs. Chevy. tea vs. coffee. vanilla vs. chocolate. on and on. so many different variables, that there is no clear cut answer to this debate. when i compare the two, i think of it this way, the 308 is just the 30-06's little brother!

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hmmm... which is best? Ford vs. Chevy. tea vs. coffee. vanilla vs. chocolate. on and on. so many different variables, that there is no clear cut answer to this debate. when i compare the two, i think of it this way, the 308 is just the 30-06's little brother!

Ditto that, but I'll add that the .308 can still do what the big brother can do.
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That's simple.
The 30.06 is best for my Garands.
The .308 is best for my M1A.

Beyond that, it's a matter of choice and use.

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Ditto that, but I'll add that the .308 can still do what the big brother can do.
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the only advantage i see is that the 30-06 can use the heavier bullets at a little longer ranges than the 308 due to case capacity. but the 308 is better somewhat due to less recoil.

ballistics wise, they are very close, with the 308 having an edge due to less felt recoil, and the 30-06 having a slight edge when using heavier bullets. though both could be interchanged if one wanted to do so. personally i like both, that's why i have both!
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