Actually you made a very good choice with the proper ammo the old 06 is capable of taking down practically anything in North America, my advice is to practice shooting until you're grouping your shots constantly at various ranges and don't try to take an animal at extreme ranges, keep it under 500 yds. until you're sure you can place your shot, remember bullet placement is the key to clean kills. Good huntingI have ordered a 30-06 custom from Weatherby about a month ago.
I plan on shooting for fun and mostly targets.
But I will be learning to hunt. At 67 I figure it's never to late to learn, and I have a very experienced stepson to help.
But with what I'm seeing these days i must have chosen the wrong cartridge.
Maybe I should have gone 6.5 Cm or the new 6.8.
Or the 270 weatherby.
Your opinions are the reason for the post.