30-06 still relevant?

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Ruined shoulder or not, why’d the dude take his ball and leave? Like he gave a big “F U” to the entire community, destined to die with all his secrets. His prerogative, but seems like a bit of a douchey move, IMO.
 

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Is it relevant to say, that the 30-06 is a veteran through & through... the only US "RIFLE" cartridge that has helped to win not 1 but 2 World Wars. There is not another American made cartridge today that can boast those credentials... not even the venerable 308 Win!
 
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Is it relevant to say, that the 30-06 is a veteran through & through... the only US round that has helped to win not 1 but 2 World Wars. There is not another American made cartridge today that can boast those credentials... not even the venerable 308 Win!
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.38 special
Not rifle ammo, but still back to back world war champs
 
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Is breathing relevant ?
The tried and true 06 is and will always be the most iconic .30 cal American hunting cartridge.
Much to chagrin of other cartridge fan boy's, It'll always be popular and available on gun shop shelves around the world until they ban firearms/hunting/shooting.
 
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    Most shooters on this forum think the 30-06 is a magnum cartridge, lol. Thus, the 25-06 is magnum too. And that the .224 needs a brake. That someone is working one necked down to a .112 with a BC that will eliminate windage on the reticle and the knob all together but the brake stays.
     
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    pmclaine

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    They are dated.....

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    I mean it just had a birthday in August its friggen 88 years old......it could be Democrat candidate for President.

    The "Quigley Down Under" sights are not for men past the half century mark.

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    You need tools to aim the damn things...

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    Weapons for a more civilized age......


    Even the ammo is old but elegant...

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    Even back than 30-06 was "Barbie for Men"...

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    Old ass shit but it will lay down the hate.....

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    It still has a place in the sun...

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    pmclaine

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    lol, Ok, are going to let the Mannequin Head Slide? Story? ex-target practice?
    Got a call from someone on the highway that they saw a human head.......I thought that would be cool to check out.

    Luckily it was just a hairdressers training aid.

    Im taking it to friends farm for a target.
     

    Longrangeprecision762

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    2E82E64B-29E5-4502-BB5E-43BC86EE4EEC.jpegHad some fun in the rain with some Varget under a 175 Nosler RDF. 52 grains at 3.300 col gave me the below group. 48 grains produced nice little clover leafs, but didn't have enough zip.
    I love having the range all to myself with a full thermos of coffee and a good shooting rifle😉
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    Longrangeprecision762

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    As soon as I saw the thread title, @MontanaMarine Was the first guy I thought of. IIRC hes been posting on this for years.
    The Hide and MontanaMarine are the reason I now have two -06 builds instead of going the 300WM route. His experimenting with heavy for caliber bullets and modern powders was extremely interesting.

    Thank you to him and all who post useful information and life experiences for us to enjoy. Oh ya and that Frank guy.
    Keeper of the castle Hide, lord of the long range, and holder of the almighty ban hammer. 😁

    - Jon
     

    gunsnjeeps

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    Ruined shoulder or not, why’d the dude take his ball and leave? Like he gave a big “F U” to the entire community, destined to die with all his secrets. His prerogative, but seems like a bit of a douchey move, IMO.
    I'm sure he didn't want to pay hosting fees after he was unable to write. It's all still out there, I think we already posted the links.
     

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    I ordered the 308w in a 24" Barrel now I'm debating whether I want to go to the 6.5. As I'll be tempted to shoot out to 1000yards.
    In the past 3 years a...
    -Doe mule deer at 250 yards
    -Cow elk at 360 yards
    -Antelope at 375 yards
    -Buck mule deer at 75 yards
    Have all found 30-06 very relevant.
    Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam had a 700 yard shot kill with the 30-06. As already said, they have abilities out past 1000 yards. If you look at ballistics, for the same weight bullet compared to a 308, the '06 still has more muzzle energy and fps at every yard than the 308 has. I think the big switch in the military was more to make all the allies have common ammo versus anything being wrong with the '06!
     

    ShadowBear

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    Forgive me if I already posted this- Savage 110 .30-06 Spr 29" Bartlein bull, 1:10"- "people keep asking if .30-06 is still relevant; yeah, I'm thinking it's still relevant"
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