Re: 308 vs 30-06 and other rounds? WHY is a 308 better?!?
This is a great thread. I have been loading, shooting, and hunting with these calibers for 40 years. Both are great cartridges. For hunting, I can't see a difference between the two. 400FPS more out of an 06 is fantasy. Its more like 100-150FPS max.. For sheer accuracy, and competition, I'd go for the 308. Owned and observed a lot more extremely accurate 308's than I have 30-06's.
As an aside, I read an article a while back (I believe in American Rifleman magazine) by Major Land, the instructor of Carlos Hathcock. I was surprised to read Land's claim that the Model 70 Hathcock used as a sniper was a 2 MOA rifle. Land was also responsible for commissioning the M40, Remington 700, 308 as the replacement for the Model 70's.
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