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Caliber of Choice, 30-06

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Unread 02-09-2009, 12:38 AM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

I love the 06 and 270 but the 7MAG, would be my first choice for long shots. and you better practice. and get a bi-pod too! A 7MAG is a great calibre and can be used on just about game with just a change of the bullet. The recoil is no problem for me. I thought it would Knock my fillings out but the recoil was nothing.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

I shoot long range and hunt with a 30-06. Yes, it gets out to 1000 yards just fine. Mine is a 1 in 10” twist and shoots under 1/2” MOA with both 168gr & 190gr matchkings. The real beauty of the 30-06 is its versatility. You can find ammo from 100gr to 220gr easily. The round got popular for a reason. It shoots accurately and knocks down the targets.

The 30-06 is a victim of its age. If people were told there was a not new cartridge out there that could use 30cal bullets and have more power than a 308, but less recoil than a 300WM it would be the greatest new thing. It’s not for guys that want to brag about the greatest wiz-bang caliber out there. It’s for guys that want a caliber that flat out works for any situation and any is very versatile.

I handload for my rifle and that makes a big difference but there is some much more factory ammo available for a 30-06 than anything else. I travel when I hunt and when I go into a “mom & pops” grocery/gas station/hardware/gun store there is always some 30-06 ammo to be found in case it’s needed.

There’s a lot of calibers that’ll work just fine for what you’re wanting to do. The 30-06 is a very wise choice. For me I wanted a rifle I could use at the range for long range precision practice, and also for hunting. I chose the 30-06 and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Let us know how you decide.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:19 AM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

got to agree I love my .06 will never get rid of it. Right now it is at the gun smith finishing it off accurizing it. I CANT WAIT TO GET IT BACK. I am thinking about starting hand loading any sugjestions
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:36 AM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

A friend of mine had an all out tactical/long range rifle built for him by Gre-Tan rifles in Colorado. Every bell and whistle you could imagine. With hand loads that gun will just flat shoot. I would not be afraid to use it on anything in the lower US states. If you like the .30-06 Don't be let the nay Sayers change your mind. Recoil with a muzzle break is basically non existent and if the gun is built into a tactical/long range style rifle it will pretty much do anything your needing to do within its limits. Its your gun, build it like you want it.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:56 AM
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Y yes it is being built to keep like I told my son you will have to pray it out of my cold dead hands. it is a hunting rifle that I want to hit under 2" at 300Y that is not to mutch to ask

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Unread 02-14-2009, 11:00 AM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

For deer I prefer a 270 using a 140 GR AccuBond. However I shoot 180 GR with my Benlli 30.06 with great results.
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: Caliber of Choice, 30-06

Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT View Post
If you want to have one rifle to start, how far do you want to hunt big game? My guess is the 30-06 will do everything you could want. Inexpensive to shoot, shoots large enough bullets w/ enough power to hunt any animal on the north American continent. Loaded w/ the right bullets you can hunt deer size out to a 1000 yrds no problem. You have the largest selection of bullets available, of any caliber, in the .308.

I am one of the few here that very much like the 30-06. In my opinion the best all-around caliber available.


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