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Old 06-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #101
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I prefer the .308 to the 30-06 but I've always told people if you only plan on owning one hunting rifle go with the 30-06.

Granted it depends what your hunting, but for most medium and larger game .30-06 is plenty of gun. .30-06 ammo is very versatile and can be applicable across many different species of game.
i like both actually. even own both. but agreed, if only going to own one or the other, i too suggest the 30-06 over the 308. IMO, the 30-06 does have a slight edge when shooting the heavier 30 caliber bullets over the 308 due to increased case size. recoil is a little sharper with the 30-06 over the 308, but still not too bad.

if i had to make the choice between the two, and it would be a hard choice, i would go with the 30-06. but for most people, the 308 can do just as well for them as the 30-06. both are very versatile rounds and both are proven performers.
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i like both actually. even own both. but agreed, if only going to own one or the other, i too suggest the 30-06 over the 308. IMO, the 30-06 does have a slight edge when shooting the heavier 30 caliber bullets over the 308 due to increased case size. recoil is a little sharper with the 30-06 over the 308, but still not too bad.

if i had to make the choice between the two, and it would be a hard choice, i would go with the 30-06. but for most people, the 308 can do just as well for them as the 30-06. both are very versatile rounds and both are proven performers.
Exactly.. Everyone should own both lol. I love the 308 but if you want to shoot some heavier grains than 30-06 is the way to go. But for a range gun 308 is the best way to go. 30-06 is an iconic round and a hunting round IMO.
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.22

Light, no recoil, EXTREMELY versatile, and cheap (not right now)

Many peeps may argue this, but I think that .22 is the best all-round rifle caliber.

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.22

Light, no recoil, EXTREMELY versatile, and cheap (not right now)

Many peeps may argue this, but I think that .22 is the best all-round rifle caliber.
.22 is a great round for all the reasons you listed.

At the end of the day there is no "best" round. Every round serves a purpose. It's up to the shooter to decide what round serves their needs.

That being said.. If I could only shoot one round for the rest of my days it would be the .308.
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.22 is a great round for all the reasons you listed.

At the end of the day there is no "best" round. Every round serves a purpose. It's up to the shooter to decide what round serves their needs.

That being said.. If I could only shoot one round for the rest of my days it would be the .308.
Oh yeah, as far as big calibers, it would prolly be 7.62. As far as versatility, it's .22. A .22 can take anything from a rat to a deer,and it's cheap.
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22s are fun but for medium game that would be the last cartridge I would choose.
308s are great inside 300 yards, they don't kick bad at all, very little muzzle blast even in short 20-22" tubes and they hit with all the power you would expect from a 30 caliber, not the best all around gun IMHO since it's external ballistics suffer at longer ranges but up close they are hard to beat. My woods rifle is a 308.

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another cartridge that i have come to love is the 7mm-08. great ballistics, very good accuracy, and very gentle on the shoulder. very easy to reload and can use a good variety of powders and bullets. it's one of those almost perfect cartridges. it's very hard to make a reload that doesn't shoot well in this caliber. brass life is very long as long as you don't go real hot on your loads. i have some that have over 10 loads with only minor trimming having to be done.

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308, 7mm-08, 260 they are all good, that little case works well with everything from .243cal-.358 cal depending on the exact results you are looking for. IMHO the 7mm-08 and 260 have the best balance for all around use while the .308-.358 hit harder up close for hunting up close, the 243 is a stand alone in the varmint department, making it a fantastic varmint-deer combo gun.

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308, 7mm-08, 260 they are all good, that little case works well with everything from .243cal-.358 cal depending on the exact results you are looking for. IMHO the 7mm-08 and 260 have the best balance for all around use while the .308-.358 hit harder up close for hunting up close, the 243 is a stand alone in the varmint department, making it a fantastic varmint-deer combo gun.
i agree. and the 260 is on my list of those if i ever run across one and have the money to buy guns!
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Many have pointed out great chamberings. There is one that I was quite amazed by. That is the .300 WSM. I own a .300 Win. Mag. and am quite pleased with it. A friend allowed me to "play" with his Browning in .300 WSM and I was amazed to find it was throwing a 180 gr. bullet 100 fps faster than I was throwing a 165 gr. bullet, it was as accurate, and the whole package was shorter than my pride and joy. (Recoil was livable, but not comparable in that mine wears a factory muzzle brake. ) I'm not ready to do something silly and dump my rifle, the .300 WSM is impressive!

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