30-06 convert!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by zigliss, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. zigliss

    zigliss Well-Known Member

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    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:D
     
  2. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    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...
     

  3. zigliss

    zigliss Well-Known Member

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    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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  4. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I have an Eddystone Model of 1917 30-06 and it is a dream to shoot.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. zigliss

    zigliss Well-Known Member

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