Has the 30-06 died along with the .308 ???

Buzzsaw

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I know there are trillions already out there. Most of us oldies have owned and hunted, even defended our Flag with them,

As most of you know, I'm shopping HARD for a beautifully stocked rifle. I found a brand new one but in 30-06. definitely NOT my first choice but its hard to rag on the good Ole 06.

Comfort me with my choice, any new loadings re; powder/bullet combo's.
 

Gone Ballistic

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The '06 will be with us for many years to come and so will it's children, the. 270 and 25-06. Currently the 6.5 calibers are the rage because of bullet development that created inherent accuracy. To stay competitive I think bullet manufacturers will have to carry redesigned bullets for these popular calibers eventually. This will improve accuracy and new demand for the old standbys as well.
 

Zman99

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30-06 is definitely not dead. My dad, my uncle and my brother all hunt with one for all their big game hunting. It may not be the new and exciting cartridge on this forum but it is still one of the most popular cartridges and a very good choice.
 

flyguy1

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I know there are trillions already out there. Most of us oldies have owned and hunted, even defended our Flag with them,

As most of you know, I'm shopping HARD for a beautifully stocked rifle. I found a brand new one but in 30-06. definitely NOT my first choice but its hard to rag on the good Ole 06.

Comfort me with my choice, any new loadings re; powder/bullet combo's.
If you don't want it PM me where it is :)
 

JMW67

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The '06 will be with us for many years to come and so will it's children, the. 270 and 25-06. Currently the 6.5 calibers are the rage because of bullet development that created inherent accuracy. To stay competitive I think bullet manufacturers will have to carry redesigned bullets for these popular calibers eventually. This will improve accuracy and new demand for the old standbys as well.
I believe the bullets are here now we just need faster twist barrels to be able to take advantage of them these are all great calibers
 

LiveToHunt7

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Currently in the early process of load development for my 06. Shooting Hornady GMX 165gr at ~3000 FPS using 58.3gr of Hodgdon H4350. According to Hornady's manual, that's in the "hot zone" and is exceeding book specs. But happy with the results so far. Only one range trip but will be following up to confirm results.
 

P7M13

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Those cartridges are dead! Long live the '06 and 308!
There are a crap-ton of loading recipes out there. Use your duck-duck-go sixth sense.
I have enough brass, powder and projectiles to keep me shooting 308 for the next decade.
 
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