Read this to understand my love for my 30-06. It's few and far between to find others that like that old cartridge the same way I do, but oh well.
110FP 30-06 range report & bullet advice needed. *pics*
Part of the reason I like the 30-06 is the versatility that I think it has over most of the others by selection of bullet styles and weights. My last trip to the range I was firing handloaded 168gr tipped triple shocks at over 3,000 fps without the slightest pressure sign. I shot out to 800 yards and hardly had to touch my scope for wind adjustment.
I've never been Carribou hunting, but I'd like to and if I get the chance I'll take my 30-06. With 220gr handloads I'd dead on at 100 yards. Without touching my scope and using 168gr handloads I'm dead on at 200 yards and have my chart for adjustments for farther out.
One last reason to consider the 30-06 is that ammo is easy to find. When I travel to middle of nowhere places to hunt I look for the general stores that have some ammo and usually it's 30-30, 308, 30-06, 300WM. Just something else for you to consider.