.30-06 Is really a Magnum.


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Zorro
October 30, 2003, 01:11 AM
30-06 is really a Magnum.

With modern powders and components .30-06 is EQUAL to the 7MM and .30 Caliber Magnums of 20 years ago.

I suggest a new designation.

.30-06 Magnum.

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C.R.Sam
October 30, 2003, 01:16 AM
Nuther way of lookin at it...
Lot of magnums not up to the aught six.

The 06 can hold it's own.
Doesn't need hype.

Sam

stevelyn
October 30, 2003, 07:27 AM
In the Hornady Light Magnum and Federal Premium High Energy loads, the .30-06 performs at or near the .300 H&H and Winchester Magnum level.

444
October 30, 2003, 07:40 AM
It always did that with handloads.

Art Eatman
October 30, 2003, 08:35 AM
And a 26" barrel is a Really Good Thing.

:D, Art

Jim Watson
October 30, 2003, 09:36 AM
Back in the Old Days, when the .30-30 was the usual hunting rifle, and a .300 H&H Magnum was for the well to do hunting really big game, the term for modern military and sporting cartridges like .30-06 and .270 was "High Intensity."

Jim K
October 30, 2003, 08:29 PM
From the Department of Absolutely Useless Information.

The term "Magnum" was first (AFAIK) applied to a rifle cartridge by Holland and Holland, probably because it was larger than the normal rifle cartridge and had a neck resembling a bottle. The term is from the names applied to various sizes of Champagne bottles. Later, in the 1930's, S&W copyrighted the term for their .357 Magnum, which is not even bottle-necked. These are the sizes. A bottle is .75 Liter.

Quarter bottle
Half bottle
Bottle
Magnum = 2 bottles (1.5 Liter)
Jereboam = 1.6 magnums (2.4 Liter)
Reheboam = 4 magnums (6 L.)
Salamanzar = 6 magnums (9 L.)
Balthazar = 8 magnums (12 L.)
Nebuchadnezzar = 10 magnums (15 L.)

Since 15 Liters is about 3.9 gallons, a Nebuchadnezzar could cause one to feel pretty good. So I wonder how long it will take for someone to put out a .224 Nebuchadnezzar (105mm necked down to .22).

Jim

Cosmoline
October 30, 2003, 08:37 PM
LOL! That's great. I want the .50 Balthazar.

THe .30'06 is basically a 7x57 Mauser necked up and made a bit longer, so I suppose you might consider it a light magnum Mauser round.

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