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lasherb1 03-08-2008 01:35 AM

.30-06
 
is this caliber big enough to take down a decent sized elk? my cousin invited me to go to alaska to go hunting with him. if its not a big enough caliber, what size eould you suggest?

fluffo63 03-08-2008 02:26 AM

easy to anser...
 
.A 30-06cal,,pushing a 180 grain bullet will stop a elephant,be-aware
firearm may have more recoil,but my friend has dropped around ten big elk
with his 30-06 180 grain rem core-lokt bullet one of them was a 1000,pound 7x7 huge:D

shoez 03-08-2008 04:50 AM

The .30-06 has probably dropped more big game world wide than any other cartridge in the whole world. It is 102 years old and it is still all anyone needs to hunt anything in North America. Just use a quality bullet and put it in the right spot and there will be no problem.

matt g 03-08-2008 03:52 PM

There is nothing in America that a .30-06 won't drop.

Coyote3 03-11-2008 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lasherb1 (Post 18449)
is this caliber big enough to take down a decent sized elk? my cousin invited me to go to alaska to go hunting with him. if its not a big enough caliber, what size eould you suggest?

This caliber is alright to take down any size elk at the right distance. Do not try and shoot one out past four hundred yards with a 180 grain unless you have shot your gun and are confident you can hit an 18 inch circle at that distance. This is about the average kill zone on a full grown elk. If you plan on shoot at distances farther than this you might want to step up to the big boy like the 300 Win Mag. Then you will never be undergunned even to 1000 yards

gunsandoptics.com 04-10-2008 08:01 PM

30:06 bg enough?
 
The ought six has taken probably every game animal on the planet including plenty of BIG bears, etc. It is not ideal for woodchucks and it is NOT ideal for taking a brown bear, but it will take either one with a stout 180 grain bullet for the large stuff and a lighter bullet for the small stuff.

It is ADEQUATE for anything, and ideal for a big percentage of everything.

Dan

Dillinger 04-10-2008 08:20 PM

I would concur with the forum, a .30-06 is a fine hunting cartridge and should treat you fine for an Alaskan hunt.

However you might want to take along something large in the way of a back up piece, just in case. :D

D

DSAPT9 04-14-2008 10:31 PM

30-06
 
The round is more than capable. The key is shot placement but that is with any firearm.

Chester 04-14-2008 10:50 PM

The 30/06 is suitable for all north american big game

gnoll 04-14-2008 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coyote3 (Post 18749)
This caliber is alright to take down any size elk at the right distance. Do not try and shoot one out past four hundred yards with a 180 grain unless you have shot your gun and are confident you can hit an 18 inch circle at that distance. This is about the average kill zone on a full grown elk. If you plan on shoot at distances farther than this you might want to step up to the big boy like the 300 Win Mag. Then you will never be undergunned even to 1000 yards

THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT MY 300
Quote:

Originally Posted by DSAPT9 (Post 21714)
The round is more than capable. The key is shot placement but that is with any firearm.

and this one is the key


so a 3006 will do any thing in the world with shot placement
id bet money you could kill an elephant if you hit it just right


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