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How do you pronounce 30-06?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Geech, May 15, 2003.

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  1. Geech

    Geech Member

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    Is it just thirty six?
     
  2. Fly320s

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    Thirty aught six.

    Aught is another way to say zero. Old English? Country English?
     
  3. Matthew_Q

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    yep. Thirty Aught Six. There was a .30-03 cartridge (thirty aught three)

    You could refer to an '03 Springfield as an 'Aught-three Springfield'


    This year could be said Twenty aught three... or just 'aught three'
     
  4. Geech

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    Thanks. I call it that sometimes, but it always seems kind of weird.
     
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    Think about it this way: we live in the year 20-03 (twenty aught three).
     
  6. Schuey2002

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    I ought not get involved in this discussion ..:p
     
  7. Steve Smith

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    dictionary.com says...


    [Middle English, from Old English uht. See aiw- in Indo-European Roots.]

    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
    [Buy it]

    aught2 also ought ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ôt)
    n.
    A cipher; zero.
    Archaic. Nothing.
     
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    one of my buddy's said he cant wait til he has grandkids or great grandkids, so he can tell them stories about what we did...

    "way back in aught three my buddy and I..."
     
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    When I was a kid, we hung out at the local sportsman's club. There was a guy who spent most of his time there since he was retired. He had been a Marine back in the 1930s and had shot on the Marine Corp. rifle team using an '03 Springfield.

    The caliber, according to him was thrity OH six.
    I have said it that way ever since.
     
  10. cratz2

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    It is kinda funny and I can see where it could lead to confusion, esp those that weren't around adult shooters much as kids... The .30-03 from the 1903 then into the .30-06.

    I've always said 'thirty aught six' but have never said, 'let me see than nineteen aught three A three rifle there'. :p

    Getting a bit further out there... how about

    6.5x55 (and 6.5 Swede doesn't count)
    7mm-08 (betcha say 'oh eight', not 'aught eight'

    And for the record, Lapua is a three syllable word with the emphasis on the first syllable regardless of how the most tactical trainer has pronounced. Heard some from a very reputable barrel company put the emphasis on the second syllable. Well... they do make better barrels than they make Finnish translators. And while were on a Finnish kick, it's pronounced sak-ko not pronounced like the watch and again with the emphasis on the first syllable. ;) And Swarovski is swarohosky, not svarovsky. There's probably someone out there with a Sako chambered in 338 Lapua Magnum topped with a Swarovski 10x that pronounces all three of them incorrectly. :cuss:

    And last and certainly not least, Leupold only has two syllables... 'lu' and 'pold' Not louis pold or lu ah pold.
     
  11. Jim K

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    In my experience, the cartridge is always "thirty aught six", but the rifle is the "nineteen oh three". The current year is "twenty oh three"; I have never heard "twenty aught three" though it may be used in other areas.

    For 1903, just "nineteen three" is correct, but for 2003 you can't say "twenty three" since that would be confused with 23.

    Jim
     
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    You say 'twenty oh three' for the year? I say 'two thousand three' with no 'oh' and no 'and'.

    And that is the official book of Hoyle way to say it as well. :neener:

    So... how do you group the decade to gether... we had the 'eighties' and the 'nineties' Are we now in the 'double ohs' or the 'aughts'? or something else. I guess in this day of boy bands and Britany and Christian, we could be in the 'pre-teenies'... I should copyright that. Don't think I've ever heard that one before. :p
     
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    There was also a 30-01 cartridge...

    Chambered in only a few rifles and truly in the collector realm.
     
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    it's always been the "thirty aught six" cartridge to me, the "nineteen oh three springfield" or the "oh three A three rifle"

    and yes, last decade was the nineties, this decade is the aughts, next decade is the teens, etc.
     
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    its the 30 caliber rifle cartridge
    from 1906
    30-06
    30'06
    30 aught 6

    and thats from a dood living in the aughts
    ;)
     
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    Any good German would tell you that it's

    loy-pohlt :neener:
     
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    Someone OUGHT to stop me...:D
     
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    same as 1/0 wire is one aught, a 30-06 would be a thirty aught six.
     
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    I knew I shouldn't have clicked this---now my head hurts.-----lol
     
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    Of course, if you're from the south, its thuddyoddsix.
     
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    bakersfield counts as being in the south, and we pronounce it as thutty aught six.

    i mustly just refer to 30-06 as just "aught six", though.
     
  22. Art Eatman

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    When I'm playing Old Codger, I'll say "ought-six". Around casual shooters or non-gunners, I'll more likely say "oh-six". Just depends on audience and mood. :) (I have been known to mess around with the language.) The "ought", really, is an archaic usage.

    I really like the couplet I ran across in one of Jeff Cooper's columns: "There aren't many things a man can't fix, with a few hundred dollars and a thirty-ought-six." I occasionally use that as a signature line...

    Art
     
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    I like to say "aught" just to sound real old. I say the year is "aught three."

    -SquirrelNuts
     
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    That's it... for the next week, every time I have the opportunity to say 'oh' or 'zero' I'm gonna say 'aught' in its place and see how many strange looks I get.

    By the way, though I call it the 'thirty aught six' the fine fellow that introduced me to shooting just called it an 'aught six'. I guess since I'm such a fan of the 25-06, on some level I feel the need to ensure that everyone knows when I'm talking about the 30-06. Of course, to the 90% of hunters that own a 30-06 and don't know much about the 25-06, there is simply 'THE aught six'. :p
     
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    cratz2,

    You made my day!
    I get the squidgies whenever I hear 'NOOK-YA-LURR'... :banghead:

    I did learn something about Lapua (first syllable emphasis) and Swarovski ( no V ).
    I knew a guy that said, " Sa-VOR-ski ". ARRGH...
    It sounded like 'Bret FARV' ( It's spelled - Favre, like 'macabre').
    Kinda like WARSHING your clothes - where'd that R come from?

    Picky, picky, picky! :D

    And, I say "30 OTT SIX; 2 THOUSAND 3; and 19 oh 3", THANK YOU!"
    Living in the DOUBLE OH'S. :neener:
     
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