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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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.308 vs 30/06

Recently had a discussion with my father in law about what he is leaving me in his will. He has many nice guns but recently had mentioned leaving me a .308. There is also a 30/06 in the cabinet as well. Just wondering your thoughts on these two calibers? Obviously I will be happy with whatever is left to me but my knowledge of rifles is pretty limited as we are not allowed to hunt in my state with them.
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If you don't mind, what are the two rifles? Might make a big difference, excluding any sentimental value. Win model 70 vs a Rem 700 ect ect. I see no difference in choosing between the 308 or 30-06 just on use/face value.
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I agree with HM...but you can't go wrong with a .308 or a 30-06. A 30-06 will pack a bit more punch, but the animal wont know the difference.
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actual rifles aside, just look at it this way, anything the .308WIN can do the .30-06SPRG can do better. but, the .308 is inherantly more accurate due to less recoil(less flinching).
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but, the .308 is inherently more accurate due to less recoil(less flinching).
Well....I'm not sure I "completely" agree with that. You shouldn't flinch no matter what caliber you shoot.
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i should have worded that differently. you are less likely to develop a flinch due to less recoil. that sound a little better?
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own both calibers but my soft spot is for the 30/06.it reminds me of the 45 now matter how they try it cant be beat.
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I should get that Win 88 in 308 cal by Tuesday. I will give it a good workout and compare with the 30-06. Purchased some 150 gr federals just to get on paper because they were on sale for 12.95 a box.
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If you don't mind, what are the two rifles? Might make a big difference, excluding any sentimental value. Win model 70 vs a Rem 700 ect ect. I see no difference in choosing between the 308 or 30-06 just on use/face value.
I know the 30/06 is a remington cannot remember the model not sure on the 308 I will ask him next time we speak..
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.308 is more accurate than the 30-06, but the 30-06 packs more power. This is why mosin nagants, which use a 7.62x54r cartridge are referenced for having the accuracy of a .308 but the power of a 30-06.
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