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Old 08-15-2012, 12:57 PM
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Re: 30.06 vs 300WSM

I didnt think the basic Remingtons were more than the Browning, but vise versa. Often the cdl's can be had for 8 -9 hundred and they are nice guns that you can do a lot with as far as customization. I really like the A bolt rifles. I love mine, and there are more aftermarket products, such as stocks available. The bolt on the A bolt seems a lot heavier than the X bolt, which I like. the composite stalkers are a good, basic but rugged hunting gun. I also dont like the rubberized stocks that come on most of the X bolts. If those are your choice, I would go with the "A".
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:23 AM
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Re: 30.06 vs 300WSM

To answer your barrel life question... The only magnums that have problems with barrel life are those we deem as being "over bore". Lots of case volume relative to a smaller diameter bullet.

The .264wm, the 300 Rum, the 7mm STW are considered by a lot of folks to be "barrel burners" because if you shoot high volume in them heating them up, continuing to shoot, you will burn out the throat in as little as 500 rounds.

The .300wm, 338wm are good examples of magnums that really don't have the same problem unless again you really push them with high volume, hot barrel shooting, and they will still last longer than the above.

As for the 06, I'm not really sure a guy could stand to shoot one enough to burn it out.

I've seen some 03 Springfields and M1 Garands with literally thousands of rounds down the tubes that still shoot bug holes at ridiculous ranges.

As for rifle choices if you could find a CDL model Remington you'd really have a nice rig you could count on forever with an endless array of aftermarket upgrades.

Like the above poster if I were going with the browning I'd go for the A bolt.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:29 AM
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Re: 30.06 vs 300WSM

Well, after checking all the stores in my area, I ended up with a x-bolt 300wsm. Hopefully I didnt make a mistake... I couldnt find a single gun in 30.06 minus a few savages, one synthetic X-bolt which was grey(SO UGLY, I know looks arent everything but it was just BAD) and one remington that was way over my budget....1300 bucks. The guns have been flying out the door for the upcoming hunting season. Every place I went said both A-bolts and X-bolts in 30.06 were on back order for at least a month if not more. After holding multiple guns in calibers ranging from 270 to 338....the x-bolt just felt the best. The only concern I have is...

WILL THE 300WSM survive the test of time???
The gun shop I purchased it from actually had a surprising variety of 300 WSM ammo. I just dont want to be hard pressed to find ammo in 3 years and I dont hand load...yet at least.
So did I make a mistake? Should I return the gun?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:06 AM
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Re: 30.06 vs 300WSM

300WSM all day. more effiecent and an awesomely accurate caliber IMHO. I have had just about all of them hahaha.
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