Wow...That scared me when I saw the title. I thought you were wanting to compare the 2 ballistically.
I was gonna say, that's about like comparing a slingshot to a tomahawk missle. LOL
The .300 Sherman is a better ballistic comparison than the standard .30-06. But they're still far apart.
Also, the .30-06's really will shine with a 26" barrel.
The reason they don't need a 22" vs 44" barrel is because even though it has twice the powder, the powder won't burn as fast creating more pressure to push the bullet faster, therefore it doesn't need a 44" barrel. The .30-06 will use a faster burnng powder only requiring a 22-24" barrel to reach good velocities.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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