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Thread: .308 versus .30-06

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    .308 versus .30-06

    I've done plenty of stalking over the last 25 years, and shot 5 of the 6 species in UK (sadly no CWD, never even seen one).

    I am however a complete biff when it come to calibres and ballistics - just never had the inclination or interest to read up on it all; as long as the rifles I have do the job, then great.

    I'm thinking of getting another rifle for use more predominantly on the larger species and overseas, and would welcome opinion on .308 versus .30-06.

    Not looking for too much technical depth, just anything that supports (or not) my own view that .30-06 will have a much flatter trajectory and deliver more energy at the other end; some mates have been trying to argue the case for .308 of late...

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    Hi AS i have also looking at the 308, 30.06, debate and settled on a 30.06 I think the trajectory is a lot flatter and energy is better at the busines end
    log on to www.winchester.com and see for your self just put allthe info you need in and away to go.

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    Again, no expert, but I didn't think there was all that much difference between 308 and 30-06, except maybe the latter has a slight edge at longer ranges; how far do you want to shoot at?

    Just to complicate things a bit, have you considered a 270? Or if you really want a bit more oomph than a 308, what about a 300 Win Mag?

    HTH

    Andrew

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    I have a question for you

    I'm thinking of getting another rifle for use more predominantly on the larger species and overseas, and would welcome opinion on .308 versus .30-06.
    Where do you mean by overseas?

    One thing I thought I would raise with choosing the 30-06 is that some of our European neighbours do not allow Military calibres and the venerable 06 is still regarded as one.

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    Hence the suggestion of 270 - I don't think anyone has used this for military purposes; not sure about 300 WM?

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    I'm no expert but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter
    ..some of our European neighbours do not allow Military calibres and the venerable 06 is still regarded as one.
    ...while the .308 / 7.62 isn't?


    I had a .30-06 for a while but just couldn't settle with it so swopped to the sweeter shooting .308 and never looked back.

    Valuable comments on the .308/.30-06 debate here -
    http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/AccuracyFacts.asp

    - which led me to conclude that if I really wanted a flatter shooting piece than my .308 then I would be better served with a .270 - - which also avoids the military calibre problem.

    Follow this link and click on the 'ballistic' tab for comparisons of trajectory and energy - http://www.norma.cc/default.asp?Lang=2

    Compare the 180gn Nosler Partition in both calibres and you should find that there is a difference in energies at 200 yards of less than 100ftlbs and less than half an inch of difference in drop. Add a .270 to the analysis and you should find the drop of a 130gn to be around half that of the .30 calibres. Obviously, energies are reduced but even at this range it is still pushing the 2k ft lbs mark.

    Hope that helps. Happy shopping!

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    The only country which still enforces this bulllshit no mil cal rule is France. So that means no 308, 30/06, 6.5x55, 7x57, 8x57, 223 and no doubt others.

    Now, France is so far down my list of places to hunt, I doubt I will ever reach it.


    I would go 30/06, just because it handles the heavier bullets 180 - 220grs much better than the 308 and is a very useful boar and plains game cal.

    If you are only going to shoot 150gr's at deer in the UK, the 308 will d just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler
    The only country which still enforces this bulllshit no mil cal rule is France. So that means no 308, 30/06, 6.5x55, 7x57, 8x57, 223 and no doubt others.
    Belgium used to, but might not now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTO
    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler
    The only country which still enforces this bulllshit no mil cal rule is France. So that means no 308, 30/06, 6.5x55, 7x57, 8x57, 223 and no doubt others.
    Belgium used to, but might not now!
    Begium dropped it about three years ago.

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