Wich bullet is most popular and easier to find?, wich one cost's less? Wich one travels further?, wich one is more powerful and accurate? Which one would you use?
Technically they use they use the same bullets (projectiles). The .308 Win is a shortened version of teh .30-06 round. So the .30-06 has more powder capacity and thus has potential for higher velocity and the ability to use heavier projectiles of the same diameter. The .308 being a shorter cased round can have some accuracy advantanges as far as more conistent powder burn rates go. Also it fits in shorter actions that can be made more rigid with less weight, and therefore has more accuracy potential in the actual rifle platform that they are fired form if all other things were equal.Wich bullet is most popular and easier to find?, wich one cost's less? Wich one travels further?, wich one is more powerful and accurate? Which one would you use?
M2 ball just saying.bonney said:yep, 308 milsurp stuff is a LOT cheaper than 3006 ammo, almost no "ball" 06 ammo gets sold anymore. the softpoint hunting ammo costs 2x as much as milsurp, so you are talking another 30c a shot. If you are already highly skilled or are only taking slowfire hunting shots, the 06 is ok, but if you want/need to train at rapidfire for combat, best get a 308. Even better, for shtf and most parts of US (ie, deer being the bigggerst game) of course, get a 223 and a .22lr conversion unit for it. Unless elk or moose are your main goals, the 60 gr Nosler Partition 223 softpoint gives adequate penetration for deer, hogs, and men.