Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by M65Man, May 30, 2022.
As I like my bolt .30-06 just fine, don't need a 2nd one.
Thats not overboard, it's a good start.
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 .
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.
Interesting cupronickel bullets; I have some FN ammo on strippers that looks like that.
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.
This church was repaired after the wall fell.
This is on the former Soviet side near the last stretch of the wall that still stands.
The site of the former Checkpoint Charlie.
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.
I have some Turkish 1941/42 surplus 8mm that looks like that too. Big long pointy things, they are.
Luxembourg-issued FN49 in .30-06.
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.
AMA headstamp berdan primer
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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