Originally Posted by mrbirdguy
I have conciiidered getting a 30-06 but don't know about recoil just ii heard it compars to a big load. In a 12. Gauge I have a 870 I am ok with it just shhot a buck hammer slug once got scared of it not the recoil but getting clobbered by the scope
Reg sluugs don't bother me
I. Someday might. Want to get an elk or sompting so
I know the 30-06 is capable. Want to practice with it. And get good befor I decide to go just unshur of recoil
I am not intrested in expensive calibers to shote just good popular one not hard to get ammo for .....and could do elk maby black bear or wild boars.... thanks
I also like the 243 its under powered I. Think
The Marlin XL7/.30-06 comes with a factory-installed premium recoil pad.
My old 1951 Marlin 336 is in .30-30, and feels about the same.
And it'll drop black bear, hog, white-tail, mulies...anything in North America.
.300-06 has even taken Brown Bear...but most folks since the 90's use something bigger.