Above is a picture of a very old box or Remington factory match ammo meant to used in the Palma matches. At the time the match was shot using the .30.06 round. Today the .308 Winchester is used with ammo firing the 155 grain palma bullet shot from 300 to 1,000 yards with iron sights, or the 556MM using 80 gr bullets.
The 80 gr bullet from a 556 is a good combo for long range shooting. I never had very good results using the 155 Palma match bullets in a 308 myself. I prefer the 175 to 185 grain bullet in 308 for shooting to 1,000 yards.
Below is another couple of boxes of factory Remington match ammo, This made up for the Army marksmanship Unit for various competitions.
Being a Fudd, I must say I prefer the 30-06 to the 308. I know there’s virtually no difference in performance, I’m just old school and the 30-06 is handsomer.
It’s one of the reasons I have a 6.5×55 Swede instead of one of 647 different modern, ugly, short 6.5mm chambering that all do the same damn thing as the Swede, and don’t look anywhere near as…I dunno..near as manly or something.
And for those who say the Swede is weak, that’s only if you shoot it in a weak old rifle like the 96 Mauser. My rifle is a modern 98 Mauser, and I load hit loads way past the handloading guides recommendations without any problems with primers or sticky extraction at all. And it does what’s required on wd hogs and deer without a problem in the world.
I get it man, Im the same way. I still love the 06, the 218 bee and the 243WCF and of course, 45ACP