Re: .30-06 vs .308 power choice
in my opinion i think that your best choice would be something with a 26" 12 twist barrel medium sporter, recessed target crown. with that combo your best chioce would be 168 grain nosler ballistic tips or the combined technology version, and depending on your seating depth 58-59.5 grs H4350 will land you around 2925fps with good energy, 3191 ftlbs to be exact, plus good terminal energy. you can also use the 175 grainers with 56-57.5 grns H4350 or about 59 grns Imr 4831sc and get about 2850fps but the external ballistics are not as impressive. you can use Varget, 4064, or 3031 but speed and consistency suffers. good luck though, and good choice cause a 30-06 is not very picky to load for, there aren't to many powders you can't use.