Memorial to 30-06

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  1. Hookeye

    Hookeye Member

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    Id be tempted w a 7600/Model Six carbine .30-06....but would proly go .308 win.
    As I like my bolt .30-06 just fine, don't need a 2nd one.
     
  2. Rshooter

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    Thats not overboard, it's a good start.
     
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  3. allisd17

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    My Garands always seem to be hungry so this afternoon I prepared a little "dinner" for them :D

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  4. barnfrog

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    OK, I'll admit to owning a Remington 710 in .30-06. Say what you will, but it shoots 0.75" groups at 100 yards with my reloads.
     
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  5. Riomouse911

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    I own two Garands, and used to have a Winchester-made 1917 that I bought off a friend but never shot, but for reasons I can’t explain I have never owned a hunting rifle chambered in .30-06.

    I guess the “right gun at the right price” stars never aligned when I was snooping around the gun stores looking for the next rifle to add to the quiver.

    Now I have the caliber so bracketed by other guns I own, for me to add another hunting rifle chambered in .30-06 it would literally have to be a steal.

    The .30-06 is a fantastic hunting caliber, nonetheless .:thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
  6. Riomouse911

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    I doubt we in the continental US would ever have been invaded and be forced to speak those languages, but an awful lot of other people surely would be speaking those tongues if it wasn’t for the .30-06 and the men behind them.

    I just got back home from Europe yesterday. In Germany there are still countless bullet strikes pocking the walls of buildings all over what used to be Soviet controlled East Germany. I will bet that almost all are 7.62x54R or 8mm Mauser rounds that did the damage where I was, but the scars of battle have been left there for eternity.

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    Stay safe.
     
  7. P5 Guy

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  8. allisd17

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    Interesting cupronickel bullets; I have some FN ammo on strippers that looks like that.
     
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  9. allisd17

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    Thanks for sharing the pics. I have been a number of times to Hickam Field in Hawaii. Several buildings still bear scars from Dec 7, 1941.
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    It is amazing how the Western side of Berlin repaired or removed the scars while the Soviets left them up in their sector as a daily reminder to the local people of their victory over Germany.

    This church was repaired after the wall fell.
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    This is on the former Soviet side near the last stretch of the wall that still stands.
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    The site of the former Checkpoint Charlie.
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    The .30 calibers wielded by the allies certainly did have a profound impact on the country, and despite the insanity of Stalin and his later followers on half the continent, I am glad they did.

    Stay safe.
     
  11. BigBlue 94

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    I have some Turkish 1941/42 surplus 8mm that looks like that too. Big long pointy things, they are.
     
  12. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Heres an uncommon one-
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    Luxembourg-issued FN49 in .30-06.
     
  13. P5 Guy

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    Danish M2
     
  14. allisd17

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    My Danish has a '61 headstamp and has a copper-jacketed bullet. Also, the bullets are seated deeper than any other M2 I have ever seen. Curious.
     
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    AMA headstamp berdan primer
     
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  17. allisd17

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    Yeah, that's a shame too. Beautiful brass. I bought a bunch of it years ago from the CMP and it's my Garand's favorite ammo.
     
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