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Old August 30, 2018, 11:39 AM   #65
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by Tallest
30-06 hardly seems high on the list for flat trajectory. I would put it in 6th place at best. And the same for light recoil! Compared to the rest of the list, I would recommend at least 6 others for lighter recoil before the -06. Nothing against it, it's one of the greatest of all time, but not for those two criteria... not even close.
No kidding... of the cartridges on that list, .30-06 has nearly the highest recoil and worst trajectory. Only the .338 will kick harder and only the .30-30 has appreciably worse trajectory... even though trajectory is all but irrelevant at 250 yards and less.
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