There’s also fun to be had using the .30-06 at the range. If you’re thinking I’m referring to only shorter distances, guess again. The .30-06 is a fantastic choice for honing your marksmanship skills in general and rocks at ringing steel at 1000 yards and beyond. This is, after all, the cartridge famed USMC sniper Carlos Hathcock II—AKA “White Feather”—used both as a sniping tool and to win the Wimbledon Cup. Hathcock won the Cup, which is a 1000-yard match, in 1965 using his Winchester Model 70 chambered in—you got it—.30-06 Springfield.