Opinions on the best "Go To War" round in 30.06?

I would be more focused on establishing dope at extended ranges with an accurate load with a high BC bullet than i would with any special purpose. AP, or API round.

"Wartime" to me means ASW tactics, so the old -06 would be used when the 308 was not reaching far enough.

But then again, at that point, its time to break out the CheyTac.

Go big or go home.


I'd find a nice 150gr with a good bc. Where are you fighting this war? Most engagement with small arms won't be past 300yards. The light bullet will give you the least amount of drop and good light armor penetration.
This war is fictional, really just trying to contemplate what rounds I should keep on hand as I build up my inventory.
I don’t recall the source now, but I once read the skilled marksmen in WWII often used AP ammunition in their Garands; the 164(?) grain AP bullet performed much better at range than the 150 grain flat based M2 ball.

But, for the best overall performance in military .30 caliber go to the M72 Match with 173 grain FMJBT. Same as the old M1 ball round.


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