Originally Posted by roninflag
you do not say what you are hunting; or where. try to not aquire the m1903 there are about 20 reason why. the 30-06 is a good long range round but the m1903 is not a good long range rifle. try to aquire a remington 700 sendero . if they are too much get a remington 700 sps varmint in 308 or 243. there is an article on cheap scope else where on lrh. i use bushnell elite 4200 and leup scopes. i find side focus and target turrets easier. i like at least a 4.5to 14 power. i like mil dots or a target dot. you can learn a lot by reading, but the sooner you start shooting the quicker you will learn. factory ammo is expensive ; in order to shoot more most reload their own ammo
The rifle is going to be used for long range and short range hunting. I plan on using it on deer, elk, maybe maybe bears.
"try to not aquire the m1903 there are about 20 reason why."
Right now I need to make the most of every dollar I have and I would be able to get the m1903a3 for much less than the remington 700 sps varmint.
"the 30-06 is a good long range round but the m1903 is not a good long range rifle"
I am kind of curious to know why. It should not be do to accuracy from what I have read about the rifle.