The only semi auto 30-06 that I know of is the old M1 Garand that has an 8 round magazine.
Well the old BAR was semi-auto with a 20 round clip. kind of hard to come by though I suspect.The only semi auto 30-06 that I know of is the old M1 Garand that has an 8 round magazine.
.338 Federal ammunition is expensive because it is a fairly new cartridge (4 years), and Federal is the only source of factory ammunition. Federal is milking that lack of competition for every penny, raising the price 50% since it was introduced. Supply and demand. No one sells new brass, so handloading does not completely avoid the problem.Is the reason .338 Federal is so expensive compared to 30-06 and .308 is because it is bigger (more powder and bigger bullets and case) or because it is not as popular? For new ammo, the 30-06 looks the cheapest, followed by the .308.