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Old 01-02-2013, 03:18 PM
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A Quote from R.LEE ERMEY

When asked in a shooting magazine. If I only had one (rifle)
Quote: There is no question, it would be the .3006 bolt action rifle. Plain and simple, You can hunt any animal in North America with a .3006 its the most versatle round that is in existence
as far as I am concerned.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:56 PM
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Re: A Quote from R.LEE ERMEY

I agree that it is a very versatile round, but I would not take a 3006 to Kodiak Island for 1500 lb teeth and claws. A minimum for that is 338 and preferably a 375 H&H for me. Sure you can kill them with less, but I wouldn't be comfortable with less.
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Re: A Quote from R.LEE ERMEY

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I agree that it is a very versatile round, but I would not take a 3006 to Kodiak Island for 1500 lb teeth and claws. A minimum for that is 338 and preferably a 375 H&H for me. Sure you can kill them with less, but I wouldn't be comfortable with less.
??? More of them have been dropped with a 30-06 than any other caliber! And remember the question was IF a person had the choice of ONLY ONE.......
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I said "for me". I lived in Alaska for 3 years and know of nobody that took an 06 on a bear hunt. To each their own. My personal choice for a single gun would not be Gunny's choice.
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Re: A Quote from R.LEE ERMEY

Love the gunny but often disagree with him. Thank God this is still america at the moment ......wait, what time is it? oh well nevermind.......... Specialized tools for specialized jobs and I can reject the premise the question is based on. 338 edge single shot makes a lousy coyote gun but if I had to.................na, not in america.
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Re: A Quote from R.LEE ERMEY

"More of them have been dropped with a 30-06 than any other caliber."

Quotes like this while maybe true but are not really a fair comparison. Prior to the 30-06 the same was said about the 30-30. The only conclusion you can fairly draw from a quote like that is that these calibers are the most widely used calibers. For example you could also say the 30-06 and 30-30 has wounded more game than any other cartridge in history. While true it's not a fair assessment on those great cartridges.

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I guess its all about generational perspective, if I had to have one.... 300 wsm all the way.

As for more 30-06 dropped Kodiak bears..... Try 375 h&h. Have seen more than a few guide arsenals and the h&h with irons on a Winchester platform has to account for more lead in bears than anything else. Now in the 50's and 60's did my grandfather use a light 30 cal? well yes, but even then the 375 was preferred.

For the gunny to select a 30-06 stand to reason, he is the perfect generation and background for it. Personally don't have one, probably never will, but to each their own.
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