View Full Version : Semi-Auto's chambered in 30-06?

March 5, 2008, 07:13 PM
I'm curious as to the options in a semi-auto chambered in 30-06. What's out there and are there any AR rifles that are manufactured in 30-06? Thanks for your help.

March 5, 2008, 07:30 PM
Browning BAR and Remington 7400 are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head.

March 5, 2008, 07:47 PM
Springfield Armory is still making the M1 Garand in 30-06.

March 5, 2008, 08:03 PM
The Remington 740/742/7400 series can be had used at good prices. Here is my $300 one. 742CDL.

March 5, 2008, 08:17 PM
Springfield Armory is still making the M1 Garand in 30-06.

Note that this is a cast-receiver repro from the company that appropriated the name of the National Armory in Springfield, MA, which National Armory was closed by Rob't McNamara, then SecDef, in 1968.

Real Garands are available from the Civilian Marksmanship Program, Fulton Armory, and others.

Cobb Manufacturing, recently scooped up by Cerebrus and folded into RemMaster, had been offering a Cal..30 (.30'-06) AR-15-type rifle.

The .308 is justifiably more popular because the 51mm case doesn't require as long an action as the 66mm Cal..30.

Oh, I should mention the FN Model 49 as issued to Belgium and Luxembourg.



March 5, 2008, 08:20 PM
I think they make a saiga rifle in '-06

March 5, 2008, 08:48 PM
I saw the Cobb AR-15 in 30'06, what can be more American than a AR-15 chambered in 30'06? The price is pretty American too...

March 5, 2008, 09:02 PM
Either a CMP Garand or one of the 1980s re-imports would get you into the .30-'06 semiauto. Everything else is just a .30-'06 semiauto. ;)

Baba Louie
March 5, 2008, 09:06 PM
Ohio Ordnance Works Inc still makes a little something in .30-06 that might be fun at the range.


March 5, 2008, 09:07 PM
nice Remington williamd, I've heard good things about all of them. Go down to the gun shop and hold the ones your interested in.


March 5, 2008, 09:17 PM
There is the Ohio Ordnance Works' semi-auto version of "Browning Automatic Rifle Model of 1918" in 30-06...19 pounds and with 90-percent milsurp parts. Littlejohn (Dick Peabody) toted one in Combat!

March 5, 2008, 09:47 PM
Either a CMP Garand or one of the 1980s re-imports would get you into the .30-'06 semiauto. Everything else is just a .30-'06 semiauto.


March 5, 2008, 10:03 PM
well if you want 30-06 performance you can get it in a 308 package. The lighter bullets fired out of a 308 are pretty much equal to the 30-06. I want an AR-10 myself. Saw a DPMS predator that i would have traded my truck for.

March 5, 2008, 10:57 PM
AR-10 is on the list for me too. I just picked up an M1 that has a new Wilson Arms Match bbl in .308 Win on her. What a baby!

(the one on the right!)

March 6, 2008, 12:28 AM
Thanks for all the info. I have a bolt action in 30-06 but, and this may be off the wall, I always want at least two firearms that shoot the same caliber--you never know. Anyway, I think I'm leaning toward the Garand.

March 6, 2008, 01:07 AM
I also have 3 30/06's and would love to have a semiauto in one. I believe I will eventually get a Garand but the Saiga looks very interesting to me. I have the .223 and know someone who has the .308. Other than kicking somewhat hard, I guess the .308 is an excellent weapon. I know i like my .223/

chris in va
March 6, 2008, 01:24 AM
I think they make a saiga rifle in '-06

Nah, 308.

Indrid Cold
March 6, 2008, 01:32 AM
Get the AR-10 ;) You won't be disappointed :D

March 6, 2008, 09:58 AM
Nah, 308.

there is a .30-06 version with a 3 round magazine.

March 6, 2008, 03:22 PM
Geez $300 to add a walnut stock to that BAR repro? It must be hand carved by Swiss gnomes.

March 6, 2008, 03:42 PM
there is a .30-06 version with a 3 round magazine.

Well I'll be....I just learned something today :cool:, I didn't think there was one in '06 either so I looked it up and found them. http://secure.netsolhost.com/575571.587307/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AOAL&Product_Code=IZ-155

High Planes Drifter
March 6, 2008, 04:52 PM
I havent been able find Cobbs website lately. Boy, is that AR10 sweeeeet:D.

March 6, 2008, 09:13 PM
New_Pollution1086 ... thanx, it has been a fun little carbine. Easy to carry by the grip almost like a (heavy) pistol. The pics were before I put a fixed 2.5x scope on it. Hunt the SoCal brush country with it.