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.30-06 Is really a Magnum.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Zorro, Oct 30, 2003.

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  1. Zorro

    Zorro Member

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    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.
     
  2. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    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
     
  3. stevelyn

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    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.
     
  4. 444

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    It always did that with handloads.
     
  5. Art Eatman

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    And a 26" barrel is a Really Good Thing.

    :D, Art
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    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."
     
  7. Jim K

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    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
     
  8. Cosmoline

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    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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