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Old December 28, 2019, 03:05 PM   #29
Ben Dover
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At the time, the U.S, used .30-06 machine guns and BARs and 1903A3 Springfields.
(And remember, the war had been going on for almost two years before the 03A3 was finally retired and replaced by the Garand)

.30-06 ammo was stockpiled deeply in the war reserve by literally billions of rounds. War with Japan was imminent, and military planners did not want to change calibres and create a logistical "whore's nightmare" at the very beginning of a major war.

McArthur had very little choice in vetoing the .276.
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