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Why The 30-06 Has Been rendered OBSOLEAT

This is a discussion on Why The 30-06 Has Been rendered OBSOLEAT within the Up To .375 forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; There are a number of newer cartridges that better the ballistics and terminal performance of the ancient 30-06!...

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    There are a number of newer cartridges that better the ballistics and terminal performance of the ancient 30-06!

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    This is gonna spark some debate.

    My view:
    It shoots comfortably, shoots accuratly and does the job from duiker all the way to eland and has a reasonable bullet weight range for the different situations that are also available in 99% of gun shops. It may be old, but it is still one of the most popular cartridges in the world - and for good reason... Yes there are better (ballistic) cartridges, but why change something thats not broken? It worked in 1906, it still works in 2012, it still takes plenty of animals. Still one of the great cartridges in my mind.

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    It is obsolete only if you believe that efficiently killing game up to eland size with a minimum of fuss, muzzle blast and recoil is obsolete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    There are a numberof newer cartridges that better the ballistics and terminal performance of the ancient 30-06!
    hey Bart i love it when you wind every one up!! cant believe they still bite !! love it dont have a 30-06 so go for it!!! you me an 35bore have to go drinking one day !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    hey Bart i love it when you wind every one up!! cant believe they still bite !! love it dont have a 30-06 so go for it!!! you me an 35bore have to go drinking one day !!!!
    Holy shit....
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    Sun must be over the yardarm again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    Holy shit....
    yup it would be interesting

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    One of the worst attempts st trolling I've ever seen on a forum....

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    Its not a troll...its Bart!!!

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    MJ75, sest is right.... Love him or hate him. Use to hate him, he is actually a really good guy. Terrible speller, but knowledgeable.
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    Truly I belive the 06 is a great round given the right situation. I am also amazed people still get offended at such brazen statements when its obvious that I'm drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    Truly I belive the 06 is a great round given the right situation. I am also amazed people still get offended at such brazen statements when its obvious that I'm drinking.
    seems like only a few of us have you worked out..

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    30-06 ? Is that still in production ??


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    I think it's still actually loaded with black powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richteb View Post
    I think it's still actually loaded with black powder.


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    Love my .30-06 (and my .375 H&H and my .30-30.) In fact, the most modern cartridge I have is a .243 which I think is pretty good for a new wildcat. Of course, some of my younger hunting friends are trying to get me into the 21st century, but I'm happy in the late 19th, early 20th, where I live most of the time.

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    I just hope they continue to make 30-06, so I get cases for my 6.5-06

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwegianwoods View Post
    I just hope they continue to make 30-06, so I get cases for my 6.5-06
    I don't think you need to worry about that, my guess is that the 06 is still the most widely sold caliber in the world.

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    As long as the .303 British is ok....

    Who knows how many are still laying around????

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    Quote Originally Posted by enysse View Post
    As long as the .303 British is ok....

    Who knows how many are still laying around????
    That's because they are still loaded from the muzzle end with a rod. Lol

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