May 1998

Ruger M77RSP Mk II Edged Out Remington, Winchester .30-06s

The Rugerís better offhand performance made it our choice over the Remington M700 BDL SS DM and Winchester M70 Classic Stainless.

Anyone seeking an all-around cartridge for North American hunting would be well served by the .30-06. In fact, the cartridge would be pretty handy just about anywhere one wanted to hunt, worldwide. Make the rifle out of stainless steel, put it in a synthetic stock, and you’ve got a versatile, durable tool that ought to last several lifetimes.

The .30-06 is the most popular cartridge all over the world, and rightly so. The many varieties of bullet weights, types and velocities available, in both factory loads and as components for the handloader, are unmatched in any other cartridge. There are saboted lightweight bullets at varmint-getting velocities, heavyweights up to 220 grains with eno...

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