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What happened to the '06?

 
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:41 PM
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Re: What happened to the '06?

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What you should do is post picture what a Palma 308 rifle look like
I don't think I need to. Those shown in the link you posted are very good.

I thnk a lot of F-class folks use their NRA "any rifle" or "match rifle" to compete. They're stocked much like Palma rifles as well as a lot of F-class ones as well as being single shot ones except for the match rifles that need a 5-round magazine of somr sort.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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Re: What happened to the '06?

I shoot with a guy that has a 30-06 Ackley that runs a very long throat and it certainly runs nicely...It dominates the 308W with heavy bullets running 200SMks at just under 2800fps.
With the Lapua brass, decent velocity, great accuracy, there are no flies on the combination.

Not my choice of bullet or cartridge, but hey...There are of of guys running a lot goofier combinations out there!
To be fair, I don't really like the 308 either.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:30 PM
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I shoot with a guy that has a 30-06 Ackley that runs a very long throat and it certainly runs nicely...It dominates the 308W with heavy bullets running 200SMks at just under 2800fps.
So does any cartridge shooting a given 30 caliber bullet faster (if that's your definitation of "dominates") than a .308 does.

The .30-.50BMG (below, with 5.56 NATO round for comparison) dominates them all and dwarfs the .30-06 Ackley, now, doesn't it?



How 'bout a .30-40 Bofors; a 40mm Bofors heavy AA machine gun round necked down to 30 caliber shooting 1000 grain 6 inch long bullets? You could use three kernels of powder used for 16" battleship guns; they're about the size of .410 gauge revolver cylinders. Would be the most overbore cartridge in history. But very efficient; it would only use 3 kernels of powder compared to about a thousand or more in a .308 case.

OK, your turn in this (about to get stupid "mine's bigger than yours") issue.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:19 AM
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Re: What happened to the '06?

I'll raise your 50BMG/308 with a 20mm Vulacnator/308.5!
The "dominates" was just for you buddy!

Fish on!


Last year I traveled a long way to a remote 1k yard range where I was beaten by a local that knew his range/quirks extremely well...With a 223!
You know what they say right!
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:10 PM
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Hey everyone, I've been doing a lot of reading on here the past few days, and one thing I've come to notice is that there isn't much talk about the 30-06. Is the great grandfather of modern day long range cartridges dying off? Ill be getting my lathe very soon and one of the first things I want to do on it is build a precision '06. It seems like its the perfect balance between the .308 and .300wm. My hopes are to be able to accurately engage out to 1000-1200 meters, I want it bigger than a .308 and I don't really want a magnum. Am I just not seeing something in these newer calibers that many of you are building on, or is the '06 still a good option for what I want?

Thanks,
Clint
Hi Clint! Nothing wrong with an '06 and what you have in mind. Here is some food for thought. You said you weren't interested in a magnum but want long range performance. I have a reamer for a 300 Sherman which may be just the ticket. It has an '06 head size and the parent is the .270W. The case is redesigned to hold approx. 11% more powder and give good performance, case, and barrel life. I was shooting 190 grain bullets at 3050' with accuracy in a 28" barrel. This is near 300 WM performance with about 13 grains less powder. Here is a pic compared to a std. '06. You don't have to modify anything on an '06 but the chamber......RichWhat happened to the '06?-dscf0541.jpg
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:48 PM
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I was shooting 190 grain bullets at 3050' with accuracy in a 28" barrel. This is near 300 WM performance with about 13 grains less powder.
That's the same speed 190's leave a 28" .300 Win Mag barrel at normal peak presures.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:53 PM
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That's the same speed 190's leave a 28" .300 Win Mag barrel at normal peak presures.
Wouldn't be surprised! I've fired them at 3100', but that is definitely too hot. 3000' is easy........Rich
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