target or varmint 30-06

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by npd, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. npd

    npd Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    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

    Feb 27, 2006
    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

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2007

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

  4. 52449

    52449 Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    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

    zupatun Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    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)

    Matt Roth
  6. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    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

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    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.

  8. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2004
    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.

  9. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

    Jul 1, 2007
    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....