First 30-06 Purchase

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Chuck87charger, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Chuck87charger

    Chuck87charger New Member

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    I getting ready to buy my first hunting rifle and have decided on a 30-06. With a budget of $500-$600 and after feeling a number of guns and talking to a lot of people if am leaning towards the Tikka T3 or Weatherby S2. Anyone have a
    preference? Because of its light weight is the recoil rough on the T3?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They are both excellent choices.

    I am very sensitive to recoil and my featherweight .30-06 is a joy to shoot.
     

  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Chuck, it's a great cartridge. You cannot go wrong. But do you have an opportunity to try someone's .30-06, maybe especially a comparatively light one?

    Like Locotus, I've never been bothered by the recoil of a .30-06. And those rifles are considered great values. Don't get me wrong; you know your shooting a rifle, but it's not an elephant gun either. Just watch out for that scope hitting your eyebrow if you are inexperienced...
     
  4. Chuck87charger

    Chuck87charger New Member

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    I have shot a number of 308s, 30-30s & 7mm Mags. I kinda know what to expect. I don't know anyone with a T3.
     
  5. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    I've shot the 30-06 T3 multiple times. It's really no different than others. I absolutely love the gun, and own the 300wsm. You will have no regrets with it. A limbsaver will make it nice to shoot as well.
     
  6. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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