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  •  The 308 is a popular hunting round (2+ / 0-)
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    Ender, xxdr zombiexx

    It is also known as the 7.62 NATO--yes, it was developed as a military cartridge.  The 7.62 NATO/.308 is a derivitive of the 30-06 cartridge, which was developed for the U.S. Military (caliber .30, 1906), which also happens to be the most popular hunting caliber in the U.S., and has been for over a century.  For a bit of trivia, the .308 is a shortened 30-06 cartridge.  The 30-06 was the cartridge for the M1 Garand--the "assault rifle" of WWII, as well as the 1903 springfield, which the Garand replaced.  The M-14 replaced the Garand and it was chambered for the 7.62 NATO/.308, and was replaced by the 5.56 NATO/.223 with the M-16.  All were "assault rifles", from the bolt action 1903 Springfield to the semi-auto Garand to the auto/select fire M-14 and M-16.

    •  My best friend has an M1 Garand (2+ / 0-)
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      Wino, orlbucfan

      we're supposed to go shoot it this spring, out in the country.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:07:14 AM PST

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