The .308 Winchester and the .30-06 Springfield are very similar in performance level, and both are readily available and economical to shoot, so which cartridge prevails?
What is it about the .30-06 that makes it fare so well against all other designs? If the history of all .30-caliber cartridges were erased, would the '06 still hold a position at the top? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.
In the last 10 years, ammunition manufacturers have delivered newly designed cartridges that are more consistent, more efficient and more precise than ever before. Will the century-plus-old .30-06 Springfield have to gracefully hand the “most popular” position to a new leader?
These undeniably classic cartridges have been putting meat in the freezer and smiles on hunters faces for generations. Most of us have probably hunted with one or both of them at some point, but which is ultimately the better choice? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.