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Old 10-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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Alright, Thx for all of your help guys. I will definately pick it up ASAP
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #22
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Ok, now I found a regular model 700 sps with the same 3x9x40 Redfield rifle scope mounted in 30-06 for $397. Which one would be better?
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:13 PM   #23
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They wld be about the same but i wld personally take the sps. Only reason being i dnt like pretty rifles when im hunting, but thats just me personally.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:40 PM   #24
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all i will/can add is that there is a REASON the 30-06 springfield is THE most popular center fire cartridge in America and HAS been for a LONG time.

I know i love mine.
Simple, lots of cheap surplus guns were availible in the 1950..'60's. It has good ballistics and is availible in many bullet weights as there are so many rifles out there.
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I understood that the 30-30 was the most popular rifle in the US for many years. The reason for that was they were cheaper to own and shoot and they were powerful enough to bring down a deer. Since most of the country didn't have animals that were harder to kill than a deer people gravitated to the 30-30. Yes there were a lot of milsurp 30.06's around and they were very popular. But the people I knew that wanted to hunt deer back in the 50's and 60's had 30-30's and not 30.06's.
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I understood that the 30-30 was the most popular rifle in the US for many years. The reason for that was they were cheaper to own and shoot and they were powerful enough to bring down a deer. Since most of the country didn't have animals that were harder to kill than a deer people gravitated to the 30-30. Yes there were a lot of milsurp 30.06's around and they were very popular. But the people I knew that wanted to hunt deer back in the 50's and 60's had 30-30's and not 30.06's.
Interesting, but I read the 30-30 isn't really lethal outside of 200 yards.
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Interesting, but I read the 30-30 isn't really lethal outside of 200 yards.
Still listed as one of the most popular rounds. If you can't get within 75 yards here in the east, you better learn in the off season if you hunt for meat. Most folks did not have scoped rifles either in the '50's, '60's. I had a video of some Hunters, I'll use the term lightly, that were moose hunting. The MF that shot it w/ a 7600 and a Leupold scope put 5 rounds into it. It was tracked by their guide for 12 miles and 6 hours only to be found dieing and the a$$holes celebrated finishing it off. We are talking a 50 yard original shot. It happened in Me. a couple years ago. It is the hunter, not the cartridge, unless you feel the need for a .224.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #28
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30.06 is a dependable round for any large game in North America.

Great knock down and range. Recoil is substantial, but not

unreasonable.

If you're going to hunt/shoot at 200 + yards, a reasonable amount

of range time would be in order, during the off season.

My vote's for the Rem 700, an icon of hunters for decades.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #29
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30.06 is a dependable round for any large game in North America.

Great knock down and range. Recoil is substantial, but not

unreasonable.

If you're going to hunt/shoot at 200 + yards, a reasonable amount

of range time would be in order, during the off season.

My vote's for the Rem 700, an icon of hunters for decades.
I get allot of range time anyway. I'm Not saying I'm necessarilly going to be making a 200+ yard shot, but I can't say I'm not going to either.
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I get allot of range time anyway. I'm Not saying I'm necessarilly going to be making a 200+ yard shot, but I can't say I'm not going to either.
the right ammo and plenty of range time, there is no reason that 400+ yard shots are definitely able to be done. during WWII the Springfield 1903A1 in 30-06 was the sniper rifle used. in Vietnam they used Remington M700's and Winchester M70's in 30-06 before the switch to 308. the 30-06 case has been the father or grandfather of many different rounds, 308, 26-06, 270, 35 Whelen, 338-06, 243 and many more. there is more factory ammo varieties for the 30-06 than any other make. 30-06 has been around for over 100 years, and you don't last that long unless you're really good. and if you reload, then you could hunt just about any animal in north america. IMO, the 30-06 is one of the best calibers out there, and if i were in a situation and only had one rifle, it would be chambered in 30-06.
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