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Old January 2, 2019, 11:52 PM   #48
davidsog
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"Comparing the .308 (which is a fine round) to a 30-06 is probably not a good choice. The only thing they have in common is the caliber/bullet diameter. The muzzle velocity and energy of the 06 is superior and therefore broadens the range of game animals that can be ethically taken."
The reason why .308 (7.62mm NATO M80) and 30.06 M2 Ball are for all practical purposes the same at ranges up to 1000 meters is by design.

7.62mm NATO gave the US Army the same performance as .30 cal M2 in a smaller, lighter, package.


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These two cartridges are very similar. Especially the military versions.
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You cannot notice the differences in accuracy at ranges under 1000 Yards. Most hunters will require a 600-800 Yardage. The 30 06 Vs 308 ballistics are practically the same within hunting range. Past 1000 Yards, however, there is a lot of visible difference on the 308 Vs 30-06 Ballistics Chart.
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So, the 308 clearly beats the 30-06 on accuracy.
But only past 1000 meters. Something that is not relevant to most people.

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The 308 has less recoil than the 30-06.
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Finally, despite all the modifications you can make, the 30-06 trajectory will always remain similar to the 308's trajectory.
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Where the 308 Winchester struggles slightly to keep up with its counterpart is in the muzzle velocity department.
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The reason being that it is able to accommodate more powder.
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On power, none of the two has a clear hunting edge. Both provide more than enough power to bring down big game like elk. In short, both are equally useful when it comes to hunting big game.
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In a nutshell, the 30-06 and 308 are too similar to merit a change into either.
https://outdoorever.com/308-vs-30-06/
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