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Old 02-12-2016, 12:46 PM
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Ran a .308 with 168 amax it shot good and i killed alot of stuff pushing the 500 yd mark then i got a 6.5 creedmoor built and there is no comparison running the 140 amax. Next gun will be a 6.5 saum now that hornady has production brass. Only way i look at .30 cal bore again would be a rum or one of the big bangers for elr work 1500 yards and out and the heavy bullets 208 amax and up class but not liking muzzle brakes and recoil dont see that in my future. Other than the 165 matrix the .270 is just a meh for me.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:58 PM
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There was a time when I had a fair number of calibre's. Most guns were either Sako or Tikka and over the years I have sold off more guns than I care to remember. I wish I had even 1/2 of them back. Any how they were sold as I got older and ...SOFTER...not wanting to shoot the big cannons but not wanting to be under gunned in Northern Ontario I slowly reduced my arsenal to a pathetic one rifle and one grouse gun. The rifle I chose to stand alone in my cabinet was my Tikka 270. That being said the 30-06 and 308 are staples in the North American sportsman gun cabinet.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:54 PM
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Thompson Center ICON in .308. Great round for anything I will ever draw down on...if I ever get a chance....currently been going through a whitetail dry spell.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:59 PM
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LOL! I thought I was going through a whitetail dry spell this year also.
All the different caliber rifles, an inline ML, a Matrix 380 crossbow, and what do I end up getting a deer with; A DARN FLINTLOCK!
That contraption has saved my deer season more than once, but has also made a fool out of me on more than one occasion!
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I own over 30 long guns and don't own a 06 or 308. Guess I'm missing out.


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Old 04-08-2016, 06:51 PM
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i love my Remington model seven youth in 308. im almost 36 and have used it since I was 12. it is the perfect gun for northern Wisconsin hunting. mostly close shots of less than 30 yards in the swamps but more than enough for the occasional long shot in the big hardwood forest areas. its light, fast and accurate.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:02 AM
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Looking at it from another perspective - both cartridges are the base cartridge for many other spin off cartridges. While this point is arguable.

The 30.06 is probably the best matched cartridge when compared to any of the others developed on the 30.06 case. Choices:
  • .25.06 - overbore
  • .270 - very good, but limited bullet choices
  • .280 Remington - very even match here - good bullets in both, 30.06 allows heavier bullet usage giving it the slight edge - "if" you have the desire for heavier bullets.
  • 35 Whelen - I do like this one better than 30.06, but range and bullet choice is limited, honestly making the 30.06 better regardless of my personal preference.

So when looking at the list - it's reasonable to me to say that the 30.06 is the best of any of the other cartridges developed by the base cartridge.

The .308 also has several other cartridges developed off the .308 base - some of them are better than the .308, again my opinion.
  • .243 - overbore, .308 better
  • .260 - this one is truly the class of the field in .308 based cartridges
  • 7.08 - due to the limited ability of the .308 to shoot heavy bullets, the ballistics on the 7.08 are better than the 308
  • .358 - nice short range wide bullet gun with moderate kick, but the .308 wins agains this one

The 308 is not even the best cartridge based off the parent case.

Hard not to pick the 30.06.
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:22 AM
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Put a 162 amax in the 280 rem and it out runs the 06 in all ways.

6.5 creedmoor is a 260 done right rem really dropped the ball when marketing that

105's out of the .243 will do spectacular things along ways out there is a reason the 6mm variations are leading the way in all PRS competion
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Put a 162 amax in the 280 rem and it out runs the 06 in all ways.

6.5 creedmoor is a 260 done right rem really dropped the ball when marketing that

105's out of the .243 will do spectacular things along ways out there is a reason the 6mm variations are leading the way in all PRS competion
Have you ever shot a deer with the 105 A-Max in a 243? I don't really know why but the thought of a long range load in my Model 700 SS Remington with a 24 inch tube makes me want to give it a go. Yes, I know that the A-Max is primarily designed as a target round but there are some who say they have good results on deer size game.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:25 PM
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Killed deer with 105 in 6mm,168 and 178 in 308, 162 in 7mm, 140 in 6.5 and will hopefully be elk with the 140 this fall. They kill I have shot the deer from 100 yds out to 600 yds. With boring results.... Bang flop.
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