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Why do so many hate the 30-06?

Old 12-02-2009, 05:37 PM
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It's the cartridge unto which all bolt actions are compared. Like the 30-30 is the cartridge which all lever actions are compared.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Rebel Hog
Never hated the .30-06...........

My first .30-06 was bought at Sears & Roebuck in 1953.........It was a Husqvarna Mauser made for Sears......My father paid $99.99 for it!

Like some have mentioned, over the years I have had many different calibers in rifles........I used the .270 for many years also and then bought a Ruger 6.5mmSwede and now a 7mm-08......

Also have 7mm Mag, .243 and .30-30's.........
Now your really admitting your age ole man. Like I say, ya gotta have a 30-30 in the back of the truck too. Thats just the way it is. It too, is a good all around rifle and sometime in your life you'll get one. Might as well get one now.

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:56 AM
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I could see some of the married guys hating the 06,.especially if the wife has knowlege of firearms. Honey, you don't need that short mag, you allready have a 30-06.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:00 AM
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Who says everyone hates the 30/06 !!! I've killed a railroad car full of deer with mine..the first I owned was a 760 pump..about the late 1950's..my dad bought it in the parking lot of a bar for $50!! Great rifle, shot great groups and never had a single problem ever with it.. the 30/06 with the proper bullet will kill anything it hits with one shot.. it's only a couple of hundred feet slower than the fastest magnums in .30, I hardly think an animals lungs or heart will know the difference!! If you only had to own just one gun, it would be a hard cartridge to beat..period!!
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:46 PM
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Field & Stream nominated the 30-06 as the best non mag. cartridge ever. If your .30 cal. "go to" gun is to be fed by factory loaded ammo I would go 30-06 over all others simply because of the cost. Its been around since ww1, since then its been selling strong at #1 most of that time. Their is no chance its going the way of the dodo unlike some of my cousins & uncles Super Duper Magnums.
With reloading ammo I really like the Winchester Super Short Magnums. They take slightly less powder than newer "efficient" non mags and produce Magnum performance. Whats not to like about that? :shrug:
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