Re: 30-06 Bullet selection advise
If you choose the 208 A-Max I hope you have the inventory needed. I Have not been able to find ONE box since the panic started. I check every couple of days with the big on-line boys to no avail.
Anyway, no faster than the 30-06 would start this bullet & since you are talking about a heavy Amax, I think it would do the trick at long range, just as the heavy for caliber Bergers work at long range. I think I would be more careful up close on Elk though.
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