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30-06 convert!

 
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:42 PM
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30-06 convert!

Fired a friend's 30-06 WW2 Springfield over the weekend and all I can say is that I am an instant convert!

What a lovely round - nice steady push rather than the sharper 'shove' of the 308Win and the rifle itself was marvellous. Something else I need to save up for now
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: 30-06 convert!

I expect that comfortable push is becaue the 30-06 Springfield rifle is heavier than your 308 Win rifle. My 26 lb 50 BMG sporter gives a gentle (but long) push too. It's also less sharp or painful than my 5 lb 308 Win Remington 600.

I like the 30-06 too. The first 30-06 rifle I shot was a Springfield M1 Garand in college ROTC in 1964. Later I got my own through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Fond memories...
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:05 AM
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Re: 30-06 convert!

Not sure about that Lou! The Springfield was an honest to goodness military rifle with open sights. My 308 is a Steyr SSG p2 with the usual stuff - Kahles scope; bipod; etc - as is my Parker Hale M87. The 30-06 just feels like a 'smoother' (if that is the word) experience.

Would love to have a pop with a 50 but the damn things are rarer than hens teeth here on account of there being very few places to shoot em! Then we are looking at close to $5 per round! I would imagine being up in the hills of Arizona that open ground isn't something you are short of!

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:57 AM
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Re: 30-06 convert!

I have an Eddystone Model of 1917 30-06 and it is a dream to shoot.
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Re: 30-06 convert!

Have an old Remington 1903 as son's first rifle ... she's quite the shooter and a keeper - loves any factory load 180 grainers, esp. the Remington Corelokt.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:07 AM
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Re: 30-06 convert!

I have a No4 Enfield that is in the same category...I would never get rid!
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