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Old 07-29-2006, 18:28   #273
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Originally posted by Manjo
-if you know why 30-06 is pronounced "thirty alt six"


Can you please explain why?

Aught means zero. 1906 was then verbalized as aught 6. 2006 would be 20 aught six. In these parts it is pronounced aut. 1906 was the year that US military adopted the 30 cal. round.
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