I hunt deer and elk and really like the 06 I just finished building another and yesterday put some 200gr Accubonds through the chronograph and was seeing 2660 with 58.2gr RL 22. It was 40 degrees.
The 06 has a mild recoil so you can shoot all day and not need a brake. There are shells in every store if you need them and oh yeah it will shoot a thousand yards very accurately. It will carry enough velocity and energy with the 200gr Accubond to take a bull elk at 650 yards with proper bullet placement.
If you need more the 300 WM in my opinion would be the next step.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
KCEBJ said it well. My H4831 sc load duplicates his results, but I wrote his load down on my need to try list. I can't say it better, but would add I've had a 30-06 since I was 15, hope I'm never without one.