The 30-06 Springfield calibre, or 7.62x63 mm, was originally designed for the American Army in 1906. It was widely used during both World Wars and for many years afterwards until around 1970, when it was replaced by the 308 Winchester. It was last used on a large scale during the Vietnam War. The 30-06 calibre is now used mainly for target shooting and hunting by civilians around the world. It is one of the most popular calibres in America for hunting medium and large game such as moose. The 30-06 Springfield can accommodate a wide variety of loads that offer good ballistic performance. In France, the 30-06 has been approved for use in hunting since the 6th September 2013. It is the parent cartridge of a number of other calibres such as the 270 Winchester, 280 Remington and 35 Whelen. Winchester has drawn on the ammunitions international success to offer 10 loads with bullet masses ranging from 9.53 grams (147 grains) to 11.66 grams (180 grains). The 30-06 Springfield calibre from Winchester delivers multiple ballistic performances that satisfy the needs and expectations of hunters and shooters.