Do you have a source for that statement? And just what is the “average gun buyer”? Nothing I stated in my previous post has been disproved. It’s just been dismissed through cherry picking part of a statement. I could tell you that the last two rifles I’ve bought in the last month have been a 30-30 and 35 Remington. It’s actually true. And that a good friend of mine sold his collection of Ruger Zytels and in the last month purchased a 30-06, 30-30, 375 Win, 35 Rem, 444, 450 Marlin and a 45-70. Which is also true. But that would be dismissed as an anomaly. And maybe it is. But the truth is the 30-06 has not just survived, but thrived for 113 years. It came out 2 years before the Ford Model T! It’s lasted through how many new rifle cartridges? I have no idea. But many. And the 45-70 (146 years old. 8 years after Lincoln freed the slaves) has been making a comeback? Why is that? Talk about an old, far inferior cartridge. Yet it’s still popular. We discuss it on here frequently. If you’re going to reply to this post (I hope you do) please pick the first two sentences to reply to first.