Ok, it's been along time since of posted anything non-political (just can't leave some things left unsaid.) I'm looking at getting a .30-06 or a .243 for Christmas and was wanting some opinions on which would you think would be better. I will be using it for Iowa's January High-Powered deer season. Boxes of ammo at this time are the same price. I will someday probably get into reloading. I hope I have given enough information to help you render a decision. Also, if you pick one, please explain why. This is big purchase for me. I'm a married man with 3 kids so I really don't have a lot of discretionary funds.