23 May 15
A note about military rifles chambered for 30-06:
Several colleagues have reminded me that M1 Garands run best with white-box, military-equivalent ammunition.
Conversely, much of modern, hunting ammunition in 30-06 caliber generates pressures curves aggressive enough to actually bend the Garand’s op-rod, quickly rendering the rifle inoperable. The Garand was never designed to run ammunition with pressures that high!
Conversely, an ‘03 Springfield bolt-gun will run anything. This represents a real advantage to those of us armed with this WWI “relic”
As the ageing Viking once said:
“Fight me if you want, but remember this:
I’m old for a reason!”