October 1998

Winchester Joins Remington, Federal With Excellent .30-06 Load

Along with the three excellent loads, we also found two varmint loads masquerading as big game loads, and a lot of mediocre loads.

We’ve tested ammunition with this caliber of bullet, .308 inch, twice before: Once in .308 Winchester (October 1995 issue) where we tested ammunition with 150-grain bullets, if we could get them, and once in .300 Winchester Magnum (October 1996 issue) using loads with 180-grain or heavier bullets. This time we’re testing ammunition with 165-grain bullets. We think they’re the best choice for the .30-06 Springfield. If we couldn’t find 165-grain bullets, we chose 180-grain bullets.

To get this article ready for October publication, we did the testing in August. As you can imagine, the sporting goods stores didn’t have a very good selection of ammunition on the shelves at that time. So, thi...

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