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Why do so many hate the 30-06?

Old 11-29-2009, 02:51 PM
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Default Why do so many hate the 30-06?

So many guys talk about how the hate the 30-06. Why?
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:06 PM
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everyone has one....everywhere ya go you can get a 30-06 shells..if ya forget your ammo, chances are that somebody in camp will have a few for ya....they been around along time..they even make factory loads comparable to a 300short.....and i beleive less for plinking or young shooters.. i sold mine, no reason...jus moved on, for now
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:13 PM
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i don't hate the 30-06 i hunted over 25 years and was very happy ....untill .. i saw the BROWNING S/S STALKER 300WSM ...and sold my 30-06 can't carry 2 rifles at the same time and also the wsm takes care of everything that we have up north ...
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:22 PM
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I don't hate the 30-06. There was an article on the 30-06 once, titled "30-06, Jack of all Trades, Master of None." That about sums it up for me. If I had one gun, it probably be the '06! However, I am not limited to one gun! So, there ARE better calibers for the game I hunt!
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:25 PM
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In 50 years of hunting, I've owned most of the calibers out there. Yet, I still hunt with a 06. Besides the big bears, it'll take any
thing I'm gonna hunt or have hunted. I figured out many moons ago that proper shot placement was better than taking leaves off trees.
It is also a easy round to reload with excellent bullet choices. Just my own hardheaded opinion.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:24 PM
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News to me, Ive always thought it was the most respected and widely used big game cartridge ever.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:57 PM
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I don't hate them, I just prefer a .270.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:45 PM
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I don't think anyone hates it, per se. It's like what someone said above, everyone has one. 92 on the *yawn* factor.
Everyone respects it, it just doesn't "grab" you like a "Super short action belted long magnum improved westerner +p".
Anything new and odd sounding gets the oohs and ahhs at the gun counter and camp food trough.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:12 PM
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I love mine. It's my go-to setup. Haven't heard many people speak down on them around here.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:25 PM
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The 30.06 is kind of the equivalent to driving a plain jane mid 90's Ford Taurus or Ford Tempo. Pretty nice cars, nothing fancy, they just get you to work and back. Except that the 30.06 is probably more reliable and more liked. If you want a do it all work horse that will put meat on the table then a 30.06 or one of its spin offs is your gun.
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