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Old March 6, 2013, 10:13 PM   #3
PawPaw
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With today's powders the difference is between eenie and meenie. I'm a fan of both and which one I pick for a morning's hunt is generally a spur-of-the-moment decision. I feel perfectly comfortable with both of them, a Savage 110 in .30-06 or an old Remington 700 in .308.

Bart's right that the .30-06 will throw a same-weight bullet faster than the .308 at safe pressures. How much faster depends on your load development in your rifle. I tend to like a 150 or 168 grain bullet for my hunting style and in my woods, the ranges are under 300 yards, so I can't speak intelligently to the long range ramifications of either round. My .30-06 load pushes a 150 grain bullet to 2900 fps and my .308 load pushes that same bullet to 2700 fps. Neither of these are max loads, but they're my loads that work for my purposes.
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