.30-06

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by lasherb1, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. lasherb1

    lasherb1 New Member

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    is this caliber big enough to take down a decent sized elk? my cousin invited me to go to alaska to go hunting with him. if its not a big enough caliber, what size eould you suggest?
     
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  2. fluffo63

    fluffo63 New Member

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    easy to anser...

    .A 30-06cal,,pushing a 180 grain bullet will stop a elephant,be-aware
    firearm may have more recoil,but my friend has dropped around ten big elk
    with his 30-06 180 grain rem core-lokt bullet one of them was a 1000,pound 7x7 huge:D
     

  3. shoez

    shoez New Member

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    The .30-06 has probably dropped more big game world wide than any other cartridge in the whole world. It is 102 years old and it is still all anyone needs to hunt anything in North America. Just use a quality bullet and put it in the right spot and there will be no problem.
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    There is nothing in America that a .30-06 won't drop.
     
  5. Coyote3

    Coyote3 New Member

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    This caliber is alright to take down any size elk at the right distance. Do not try and shoot one out past four hundred yards with a 180 grain unless you have shot your gun and are confident you can hit an 18 inch circle at that distance. This is about the average kill zone on a full grown elk. If you plan on shoot at distances farther than this you might want to step up to the big boy like the 300 Win Mag. Then you will never be undergunned even to 1000 yards
     
  6. gunsandoptics.com

    gunsandoptics.com New Member

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    30:06 bg enough?

    The ought six has taken probably every game animal on the planet including plenty of BIG bears, etc. It is not ideal for woodchucks and it is NOT ideal for taking a brown bear, but it will take either one with a stout 180 grain bullet for the large stuff and a lighter bullet for the small stuff.

    It is ADEQUATE for anything, and ideal for a big percentage of everything.

    Dan
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I would concur with the forum, a .30-06 is a fine hunting cartridge and should treat you fine for an Alaskan hunt.

    However you might want to take along something large in the way of a back up piece, just in case. :D

    D
     
  8. DSAPT9

    DSAPT9 New Member

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    30-06

    The round is more than capable. The key is shot placement but that is with any firearm.
     
  9. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    The 30/06 is suitable for all north american big game
     
  10. gnoll

    gnoll New Member

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    THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT MY 300
    and this one is the key


    so a 3006 will do any thing in the world with shot placement
    id bet money you could kill an elephant if you hit it just right
     
  11. Cutaway

    Cutaway New Member

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    Probably 7.62 NATO, 8mm Mauser or somthing more powerful like the Lapua Magnum
     
  12. Jon Weiler

    Jon Weiler New Member

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    You will be fine with a 180 gr. projectile. This cartidge is probably the most versitile and is a good all around hunting caliber. You never know what you will run into in the Alaska Wilderness. It's good to have something that will take down about anything. Good luck up there.