Classic Cartridges: Is the .30-06 Springfield All You Need?
More than 100 years after its introduction, the venerable .30-06 Springfield remains one of the best all-around hunting cartridges. Period.
Why is the .30-06 still king of the hill?
- It’s been in use since 1906, has fought in two World Wars and hunted every continent.
- The .308-inch bullet diameter is versatile; bullets of 100 to 240 grains are options.
- This makes it flexible enough to take a wide variety of game animals.
- It will push a 180-grain bullet around 2,700 to 2,800 fps, so long-range shots are possible.
- Its recoil is manageable for a majority of shooters.
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