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    30-06

    Anyone shoot this calibre?

    Just wondering what its like on munties to reds?

    Cheers

    Steve

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    shot a muntie with a 180 grn other day(was after fallow but saw muntie on way back) exit hole was not much bigger than my 243.only shot fallow apart from that and not much damage at all but seems to drop them a little better

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    3006 has been my favourite caliber for as long as I have been stalking have shot reds, roe, sika, fallow, red/sika hybrid all with 150gn all with very little damage and all very dead

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    I have hunted everything from prairiedogs and wild turkey to Elk with the 30-06. It's a do-all caliber with unlimited bullet choices and load variations. ~Muir

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    IMHO it is the same as the .308 Win, takes exactly the same bullet with the same velocities but with a longer bolt throw. The only advantage the 30/06 has over the .308 is its ability to take a 220gn bullet which is really only neccesary for African game or big bears.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt458 View Post
    IMHO it is the same as the .308 Win, takes exactly the same bullet with the same velocities
    surely with 20% more case capacity it has the potential to be loaded quite a bit hotter?

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    I shot 2 Munties with mine a couple of weeks ago using Winchester 180 grain Silvertips which it states on the box are suitable for Brown Bear and Elk!
    It absolutely flattened them with one hell of a thump! To my surprise though, there was far less meat damage than if I had shot them with my 25.06 using 100 grain BT's. Bigger, slower bullet with more penetrative qualities than expansion! Lovely calibre to shoot.

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    Actually the .308 can be loaded faster than the 06 with the 150gn bullet due to it being a more 'efficient' round.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt458 View Post
    Actually the .308 can be loaded faster than the 06 with the 150gn bullet due to it being a more 'efficient' round.
    Matt
    Nope. Very similar speeds but not faster. ~Muir

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