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Posted: 3/2/2006 7:16:25 PM EDT
What American rifle rounds of the 20th Century do Y'all think are responsible for the most enemy kills?

The 30-06?
The .30 Carbine?
The 7.62X51mm?
The 5.56X45mm?

What says you?


-K
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:19:28 PM EDT
6.8 SPC...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:21:39 PM EDT
Of those. 30-06 hands down
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:21:47 PM EDT
IBTP
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:23:07 PM EDT
Musket balls.... [the american civil war for the history challenged]
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:24:18 PM EDT
.58 (Civil War)20th century rounds be damned, followed by 30-06.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:25:02 PM EDT
.87 cal
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:26:57 PM EDT

What US Rifle round of the 20th Century is responsible for the greatest number of enemy KIA?


Read the poll folks.


.30-06 hands down.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:27:31 PM EDT
who the fuck is voting for the 5.56? Uhmmmm WWI, WWII, Korea.....hello??? 1919,1917,Enfield, Springfield, Garand, BAR.....
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:30:02 PM EDT
why would you make a 5th option as a stupid one, they don't work anyway
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:32:24 PM EDT
.30-06.
Been in our arsenal since 1906.
Has been used in

M1919A4/A6 MG
M1917 MG
M1917 Rifle
M1903/A3/A4 Rifle
M1 Rifle
M1918 BAR
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:33:23 PM EDT
30.06. It probably killed more in just World War II than the other calibres combined.

And while the .58 mimie ball killed a lot, their were a number of different calibres in the Civil War and many more of the deaths were due to sickness and other non battle factors.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:34:06 PM EDT
enemy of another country: 30.06
enemy of the state: 7.62X51mm komrade
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:35:22 PM EDT
30-06 with out a doubt.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:35:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
Of those. 30-06 hands down



+1
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:36:59 PM EDT
.30-06 followed by 5.56mm.

The .30-06 wins simply because most of the fighting in wars back then was done with rifles before the days of combat choppers, smart bombs, and LMGs.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:41:03 PM EDT
.30-06 Springfield
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:43:50 PM EDT
.30-06 no doubt about it.

WWI and WWII plus Korea and quite a few in Vietnam too.

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:04:27 PM EDT
im betting 30-06. garand, M1919, BAR
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:04:51 PM EDT
Um..........let me think. How 'bout 28ga. bird shot. Almost!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:07:54 PM EDT
30.06 was also used in Viatnam in thier early sniper rifles.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:10:43 PM EDT
Without a doubt, .30-06. I doubt anything else even comes close.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:18:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Musket balls.... [the american civil war for the history challenged]



That wasn't really against the "enemy" though.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:20:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blacklisted:

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Musket balls.... [the american civil war for the history challenged]



That wasn't really against the "enemy" though.



Uh, generally speaking, shooting your friends is frowned upon, so...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blacklisted:

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Musket balls.... [the american civil war for the history challenged]



That wasn't really against the "enemy" though.



Nor did it take place in the 20th century (1901-2000)
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:23:13 PM EDT
5.7x28mm pwns all.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:36:28 PM EDT
30.06. If you said 20th/21st, 5.56mm may be close...

TS
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:39:07 PM EDT
IMO 5.56 IS CLOSING REAL QUICK
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:19:53 PM EDT
I'm thinking 105mm. They're rifled...

NTM
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:32:37 PM EDT
.30-06 was the caliber of choice for two World Wars and Korea. Nothing else even comes close.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:33:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
IMO 5.56 IS CLOSING REAL QUICK



No it isn't.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:36:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
.30-06 was the caliber of choice for two World Wars and Korea. Nothing else even comes close.



Sorry to hijack, but how does the .30-06 stack up against the .308 for sniper applications?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:43:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Octopus5alive:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
.30-06 was the caliber of choice for two World Wars and Korea. Nothing else even comes close.



Sorry to hijack, but how does the .30-06 stack up against the .308 for sniper applications?



I would think it would be equal or better.
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