Originally Posted by gearhead396
30-06 it is then I'm a big guy recoil isn't an issue for me thanks for all the info guys ill post when I find something to let everyone know what I wind up with.
Your jumping the gun, no pun intended. I'm 6'3" and 240 pounds. The .30-06 and .308 both can be abusive in certain platforms. Look at the Howa/ Hogue scoped rifles. They are outstanding. Being a big guy I use my heavy barrel to hunt w/ now. I changed the scope from a 6-24x40mm to a 3-12x42mm to make it more hunting friendly. Mine has a 22" barrel, the new ones have a 20". I can swing it all day long using a Browning sling. Your not going to find a nicer action. It is a modified Mauser, push feed. Find a rifle that fits, shoot one 1st if you can. Then decide on the caliber.