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Old 01-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default What's Your Opinion on the classic 30-06?

I got rid of my brush gun .444 Marlin because a friend wanted it,but reilistically I couldn't afford to shoot the thing anyway having to spend $39 after taxes for a single box of 20 rounds.I been doing alot of research on calibers that have alot of bang for the buck,and the 30-06 seems to be about as powerful as you can get for the money,only $16 a box.I will be using whatever caliber I get for shots under 100 yards on 100lb-250lb whitetail deer in a somewhat brushy area.I figured I could use as heavy bullet as I can and get away with it and the biggest thing is that I can afford to practice all year for the next hunting season,but what is you guys' opinion on the old 30-06?

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #2
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its a very good hunting round very easy to reload with an enormous selection of bullets for many applications. dont expect mil-surp ammo to be accurate out of a newer 30-06.

for versatility accuracy and utility 3 thumbs up

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Old 01-21-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
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One of the top calibers for a one gun senerio world wide period.

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It's a great round and is available in hundreds of variations. You should be able to find a very nice used rifle in '06 for a good price.

The .308 is supplanting it in many cases, but the '06 isn't going away. Not to mention that it is available anywhere.

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It has come up many times in recent conversations at work; what cartridge for deer? There are 3 or 4 that seem to rise to the top.

1. 30-06 - Battle proven, years and years of taking nearly any north American game. Available any where ammo is sold. More variation of factory ammo available then any other cartridge.

2. .308 - Same as above. Not as many variations available factory loaded. Practice ammo can be found cheap.

3. 30-30 - So many years the gold standard of deer gun. Still readily available. Lacks the longer distance ability of the above too.

4. .270 - Basically the same as .30-06, just not quite as varied form the factory, and not quite as readily available.

Others that always come up are the 7mm rounds, .243, the bigger lever guns in .35 rem, the list is endless, but the above four are very, very common and that means cheap ammo and great selection of used guns.

30-06 would be the number 1 round I would suggest for anyone looking for a hunting rifle in the lower 48. A huge number of great guns are chambered in it.

Good luck with your new firearm.

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100 yard brush gun?

I've got two. Marlin 336's in 30-30 and 35 Rem.

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If I had to pick just one centerfire rifle to use for the rest of my life, the 30-06 would be the caliber. It's versatile and widely available in many loads. I took my first deer with it, and most of them since that first deer. Can't go wrong with an ought-six, IMHO.

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You can't go wrong with a 30-06 and no matter what you are hunting in North America, it can get the job done.

You also get a boatload of rifles to pick from and the only limitation is your budget. Don't think for the minute you can't get a great shooting rifle for a reasonable price.

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You can't go wrong with a 30-06 and no matter what you are hunting in North America, it can get the job done.

You also get a boatload of rifles to pick from and the only limitation is your budget. Don't think for the minute you can't get a great shooting rifle for a reasonable price.
I was looking at just a cheapy gun like a Rem 770 or something,my average shots are less than 50 yards on deer so I figure that even if the 770 isn't as accurate as the 700 or a handful of other rifles,at my range of shots the lower than perfect accuracy won't multiply much that close.
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Really can't go wrong with the 30-06. I've put hundreds of the 180g PSPs through my cheapo Remmy 710, have to say fairly accurate for what it is.

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