CAWSThis is exactly what is killing many of the older cartridges and why 30-06 is still lingering.
Think about this:
- If all the 7mm and .270 rifles made in the last 40 years came standard with a 1:8 twist barrel then how many of the "new" cartridges would exist ( looking at you 6.5mm )
- If all the .243 and .25 rifles made in the last 40 years came standard with a 1:7.25 twist barrel then how many of the "new" cartridges would exist.
- Now look at .308 and 30-06 which are typically sold with a 1:10 twist barrel which is all that is needed to stabilize bullets that they can efficiently be loaded for? Nobody is looking to replace their 30-06/308 with a new cartridge of like capacity because 95% of people are just looking at Recoil/Performance/Cost/Availability for selecting what cartridge their rifle will be chambered for. Only a select few people would replace an '06 for cartridge of like performance due to wanting a short action, brass longevity, mag capacity........
Love those old Mohawks!My kids and I drew tags in Nevada this year year. My son is planning on taking his great great grandfather’s Marlin 30-30 that he bought after the war to end all wars. I am planing on shooting my fathers Springfield 03A3 that my grandfather made a custom stock for. Beautiful if I say so. My daughter is taking the Remington 600 Mohawk in 243.
Some might consider them obsolete but not me by a long shot. You won’t go wrong.
Have you tried putting your '06 in a tatical stock? That might help it with the coons, but I don't think it will take down a deer without a $1000 nightforce scope on it.I wish my 06 could still take down even just a measly deer. Even a raccoon shrugs off it's anemic ballistics. Someone needs to tell the marketers how worthless it is so they stop teasing me with the one '06 on the shelf for every fifteen 6.5cms.
I tried to find some shiny '06s to fondle at the store again today to relieve some stress, but no luck. Just a bunch of braked 6.5 cm and 6.5 prc