Anyone got a 7mm-06?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pretex, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. pretex

    pretex Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I was just wondering if anyone got or has used a necked down 3006 to 7mm?

    I see more and more around my parts that the 7mm-08 is beginning to become more and more popular.

    Just thinking a 3006 shooting 7mm 168 bergers wouldn be that bad :)

    I know a few that has 6,5-06 and its a nice round aswell.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    One of the main reasons you don't see that caliber is there is already one made. The 280 Reminton and 280 Ackley Improved are the equivelant to the 7mm-06. Take a look at those calibers and their info and you will see what I mean.

    Tank
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    liltank is correct, but there would be one advantage to a 7mm/06 over the .280, lapua brass without fire forming. The .280 case is a tad longer than the 06 case.
     
  4. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Remington moved the shoulder forward on the 280 Remington as compared to the 270 and 30-06 I believe as a safety precaution. It prevents the 280 from being chambered and fired in a 270.