Originally Posted by The Oregonian
The two are very similar to begin with and I don't think you could go wrong with either on a whitetail at 500 and in. The deer would never tell the difference, so get what you want.
I went thru a similar debate with myself, but added the 280AI into the mix as well. I don't reload, so for me that made the 30-06 a fairly simple choice....more factory Amy to play with to find which one works, and a wider selection of bullets in factory ammo.
Enjoy whichever you want.
Made my decision and will be getting this rifle in a 30-06. My son will most likely end up with this rifle for a graduation present.
I have a short action that's begging for a 7-08 chambered barrel.
Will be putting this one in a McMillan A3 stock
Printed action, full floated barrel
Full length glass bed the action
Install target trigger set at 1 pound
Badger Ord 20MOA rails
Top it all off with a Vortex target scope.
That should cure my 7mm itch.
While I'm waiting to do all that, I'll be looking forward to getting this one back to ring it out on the range before heading to deer camp this November. Hopefully will get it back before then. Heard a lot about Mr. Coleman's rifles, and after talking to him on the phone at length about this build, I'm really excited to get it back.