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Old 08-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default 30-06 perfect hunting caliber

For game not birds

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Is it whatca think

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Wouldn't that depend on range and brush levels? In this part of MS, it is probably has more range than most shots would require with the brush-filled woods.

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Not perfect for squirrels either.

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I'm gonna go get some popcorn- this should be good....

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I think it is

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So are a bunch of others.

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I'm gonna go get some popcorn- this should be good....
Yup---make mine "extra butter".

I'll toss my 2¢ in----The 30-06 is not perfect, but it's a dandy all around
caliber. A bit much for squirrel, maybe a little light for big bears. It's
also one of those calibers that you can probably find ammo for way
out back of nowhere. I think the .308 will probably reach the same
status soon, but it will always remain just a little behind the '06 at
the heavy bullet/long range end of the window.
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Looks like it'll clear up tomorrow, a top-down day.
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Im getting a new rifle soon. Hopefully before this coming hunting season. I have a 30-06 I'm putting out to pasture and that's what will be replacing it with. I only hunt deer with it and target shoot out to 400yrds and the 30-06 does both of those well. I reload for 30-06 and I personally like the slight velocity gain over .308.

Plenty of other calibers are more than capable of doing what I need a rifle to do. I have a .243, and a .270 that I use for the same thing I just like the 30-06.

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