Meet the Army's new .300 Winchester Magnum sniper rifle

This is a discussion on Meet the Army's new .300 Winchester Magnum sniper rifle within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by gasmitty Nooooooooooooooooo!!! I was simple referring to the relative power levels. Your Garand is chambered for the .30-06, but the .300 Win ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Nooooooooooooooooo!!! I was simple referring to the relative power levels. Your Garand is chambered for the .30-06, but the .300 Win Mag is derived from the .338 Win Mag and bears almost no lineage to the .30-06. While both cartridges have the same nominal overall length, the .300 Mag is distinguished by the "belt" just above the rim, a longer case length, and a sharper shoulder angle. I sincerely doubt the .300 Mag could even chamber in the Garand, but please don't try it to find out.

    Sorry if I misled you.
    No worry...I would not try it without good info, which is why I come to this forum and ask questions...and thanks for educating me...

    I just recently got the M1 (I know handguns, but I only fired the M-16 for qualification as an enlisted guy...once I was commissioned, I rarely fired anything but the M-9)...

    I'm reading, and trying to learn as much as I can...so pardon me if I ask what appears to be an uneducated question like this one...I'm trying to learn from you "experts"...
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