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.30-06 or .308 For Big Game Hunting?

Old 07-27-2010, 02:50 PM
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Default .30-06 or .308 For Big Game Hunting?

What do you all think?
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:57 PM
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define your definition of big game. Seeing those 2 are the only choices, Black bear, deer, caribou, even elk in the junipers I would use a 308, something where a heavier bullet is needed the 06
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:59 PM
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North American game, such as whitetail deer, boar, elk, black bear, etc
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:29 PM
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Do bears **** in the woods? Get real
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:33 PM
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Polar bears don't.

AS for the original question, the dead animal will never know the difference between the two.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:38 PM
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Got me on that one. lol
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:46 PM
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Unless a lightweight rifle is a top priority I would go with the 06. Ammo cost is the same on average and the 06 offers an advantage in terminal performance. The ammo gets alot more expensive once you get above the 06 case into the magnums.

If you compare cost the 06 is priced with the 243, 308,270 etc but outperforms them all as far as kinetic energy goes. More bang for the buck. Pun intended.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:44 AM
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Either will do, I prefer long actions myself though. Bullet selection is more important than debating between similar cartridges.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:24 AM
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You can get cheap .308 bulk ammo for plinking at the range, so the .308 will be cheaper to practice with. The 06 has slightly better ballistics. Either one will work just fine though.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:50 AM
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I'll take one of each, please ! :-)
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