Originally Posted by Bullet bumper
Nothing wrong with the 30-06 it is one of the finest cartridges ever made. It has taken more game worldwide than any other cartridge .
I am currently dropping back from a magnum to a 30-06 IMP .
I want something now that I can fire more shots and enjoy it more without the brain jaring recoil . The gun will be heavy and with 30-06 it will feel like shooting a 243 . A 700 yard range capability is plenty for me as most shots are way closer anyway . Once I get a better scope for the gun I can stretch the range past 500
Townsend Whelen siad . " The 30-06 is never a mistake "
I dunno, it would be a very close race between the 06, .303 Brit, and 6.5 Mauser for "most game killed world wide" I'd think with the .30's both having a slight advantage. If the British Empire hadn't come apart following WWII I think the .303 might still have that crown unchallenged.
But like you quoted, the 06 is never a mistake.