Re: what can I do with a 30-06?
A lot of great info, but I have picked up a couple of weapons from my local Cabela's, just check it out well, most of the time they will negotiate, and/or throw in some ammo.
Also take it to the guys in the Gun Library, ask them to look at the bore, make a deal to return it if something is wrong.
I would give it a general cleaning and see how it shoots...When you clean the barrel use a brass or carbon cleaning rod
Get a notebook and at least record the brand, weight, bullet type, and the ballistic coefficient.
Also after each shot leave the bolt open, write down the shot number and where it hit ect. This will give your barrel time to cool down
Then clean it for copper fouling and try again
When you change the brand, or grain of your rounds note the changes in group location/size--
Before you decide to change the barrel rent you a good sled to shoot it from and use the rounds that have given you the best groups
Have fun it's a great round....