Originally Posted by c3shooter
Good advice- and be prepared to spend 25% or more of the purchase price on a scope. You CAN buy a cheaper one. You'll be sorry.
There are several other calibers you can look at- but a 30-06 will do the job for anything short of African big game (or a blue whale)
You beat me to it!
It is better to put a Leupold on a Savage than a Tasco on a Kimber!!!
It is still hard to beat the OLD (1906) 30-06 for your purpose.
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