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Can the 30-06 *really* do everything a 308 can?

Old 01-15-2006, 03:58 AM
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Default RE: Can the 30-06 *really* do everything a 308 can?

jff thats easy!
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I checked the Lapua home page to try and calculate with heavier bullets but the .308 and the 30-06 had the same muzzle velocity with their 180 gr Mira bullet so that did not add anything. Not that it would anyway!

30-06/.308 Same same, only different!
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:21 AM
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Default RE: Can the 30-06 *really* do everything a 308 can?

Rebel thx for the barrel length info, I do think its important when comparing speeds and "DOH" I guess your right on the gun they used I wasnt thinking I doubt they used a Savage 110 for the tests.

I notice sometimes that when people get published speeds on 2 dif calibers in our reloading books that its real hard to compare 2 calibers if they are shot outa different guns I know its close but thats null and void in this arguement.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:47 AM
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In the real world the 30-06 will get more velocity from almost all bullet weights. In the hunting fields though both are fairly equal and what one will kill, so will the other. The 308 has the advantage of the shorter action but when it comes to pure velocity and versitility, the 06 still has the edge. If I were hunting deer size game and smaller I would buy a 308. If elk and bigger, the 30-06. This is just because of the advantage with 180 and heavier bullets in the 06. Either way your a winner.
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:36 AM
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The 30-06 can and will do everything that the 308 does...with style!
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