target or varmint 30-06

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  1. npd

    npd Member

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    Dose anyone make a target or varmint rifle in 30-06. I see alot of 308's but I really want a 30-06. Will I have to get one custom or semi custom any help would be great
    thanks Chris
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i believe the rem 700 sendero in the older model with the black matte barrel and action came in 30-06. you could call remington. i have seen them for sale in 270 and 25-06. i share your preference for the 30-06.roninflag
     

  3. RockyMtnMT

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    npd,

    IMO 30-06 is the standard for which all other calibers are compared. If I could only have one it would be 30-06.

    Steve
     
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    52449 Well-Known Member

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    I was talking to a smith about his work at a gun show and kiddingly asked why no 30-06. He smiled and said that he had never owned one. He was always looking for the perfect task specific caliber. I think his quote was "The 30-06 wasn't excellent at any one thing but very good at everything." No one should be without one. (the last quote was mine)
     
  5. zupatun

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    You can get the Tikka T3 Varmint (blue or stainless) in 30-06 with their standard long action. I have the 308 stainless varmint version and have to say I love it, especially in 308. My next choice for LRH in this would be the 338 win-mag, but they also make the 300 win-mag if you want as well.

    FWIW I like Savage actions as well...someone was pointing out their new 12 F/TR Precision Target Rifle which looks like a sweet piece (in 308 sorry)

    http://www.savagearms.com/2007_pressrelease.htm

    Matt Roth
     
  6. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    I too had an itch for a heavy 30-06. Rem never made the sendero in that caliber, so I looked elsewhere. The only other two companies that made factory rigs in 30-06 were savage and winchester. Both are hard to come by now, but they do exist. I bought a winchester 1965 24" heavy barrel a few years ago and have never looked back. If I found another, I would likely buy it as well. I have also been considering building a savage with a heavy barrel, but haven't gotten around to it.
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    aftermarket douglass XX premioum barrels (chambered) and ready to install are available from SharpShooterSupply for the Savages in most common calibers and variety of contours. If I remember right, cost was right at $305.

    BH
     
  8. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    You can't find a good heavy 30-06. I've had a Tikka 695 for 16 years and two years ago I had it modified and now I have a kick ass long range 30-06. With scope and all it now weighs 15 lbs and rocks.
    If you want a heavy 06, then I'd say get a Tikka t3 the have it immediately upgraded as I did.

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  9. Nomad

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    Have a 30-06 in a Tikka T3 stainless came in fourth the other day out of 15 teams. Like a 06 for many things hunting and targets.
    A friend of mine built a 280AI a real sweet shooting rifle 22min at a thousand
    with 3100fps on a 162 Amax very impressive. Local shoots are saying no more 300 wins or mags. Just for now thinking about it.
    The 06 is hard to beat....