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Old July 30, 2021, 05:20 PM   #11
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I could be wrong but I have some vague memory the 30-06 173 gr boat tails were a "problem" because they were not contained within the downrange beaten danger zones in place on the military base firing ranges.
The 150 gr bullets required less real estate.
That might be barncarpet. I don't know for sure.
Not sure what a downrange beaten danger zone is but when shooting matches at Camp Perry the issue 30-06 Caliber .30 Match stuff was 173 grain bullets. That was M72 GI match ammunition. I have heard of the term being used with regard to machine gun fire and pretty sure in the world of machine gun fire it turns up. I just never heard of it being used with regard to a standard GI (military base) firing range as to standard rifles. Beats the heck outta me.

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