Originally Posted by John_Deer
Many of the M1 rifles were chambered in 30 cal. The 30/06 died before the Korean conflict. The 30 cal is only good for plinking and target shooting. Hell Ruger makes revolvers chambered in 30 cal. The 30 cal is almost as anemic as the 223.
I disagree. I have friends who served in Afghanistan who have folded people with them, M1 Carbines. You'd be amazed what some guys are forced to pick up and use during an engagement over there. They said they would find everthing from flint locks to RPGs on those dirt bags. After hearing some of their stories, I have much respect for the .30 carbine.