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Old 05-02-2013, 05:53 PM
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I know too many Hunters that have bought and shot the 300 Win's and ended up selling them (for a lot less money than they paid) and buying a Rifle that was easier on recoil and shell prices!

Its not always the size of the Caliber but the Accuracy and shot placement in the Hunter/Shooter.I'd look at the 7mm-08,.308 and even the .270 WSM if You want power and speed in a Rifle!
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:40 AM
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Shoot the 30-06, learn to shoot it well. Your better off knowing one rifle well than trying to use a lot of rifle's mediocre. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by GTOHunter
I know too many Hunters that have bought and shot the 300 Win's and ended up selling them (for a lot less money than they paid) and buying a Rifle that was easier on recoil and shell prices!

Its not always the size of the Caliber but the Accuracy and shot placement in the Hunter/Shooter.I'd look at the 7mm-08,.308 and even the .270 WSM if You want power and speed in a Rifle!
+1 for the 270WSM...I absolutely love mine and loaded with 140g AccuBonds it's just plain bad medicine on anything I have hunted from whitetails to Montana Mulley's to Elk!

That being said, my brothers '06 kicks worse than my 300WM...same rifle, both pre-64 Model 70's...
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:26 AM
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Why do you despise the 06?i despise the 08 but thats just because it doesnt handle heaveir bullets as well as the 06,my favorite grain for a 30 cal is 180.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by homers brother
A .30-06 is certainly enough rifle for elk OR moose. I know guys who've hunted moose for years with .25-06s and .270s.

Save your money and use it to go hunting. No sense fixing something that isn't broken.
This is the best advice.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by skinnnner
Why do you despise the 06?i despise the 08 but thats just because it doesnt handle heaveir bullets as well as the 06,my favorite grain for a 30 cal is 180.
Long story...but IMO the 30-06 is the most overrated caliber there ever was...I'll take any of the 308's in my safe over an -06 any day...just me. Two bad experiences years ago (which were both probably the result of crappy bullets more than the rifle... now that I am a little more educated)...I don't need a heavier bullet...150's and 165's do everything I have ever asked of them and everything I have ever needed...just more accurately and with less recoil. But then again, I am not commonly considered a heavy bullet guy...tend to shoot at the lighter end of the spectrum in most my rifles. Fast and flat...some people don't like the 270 the way I do...I just don't like the -06.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by emtrescue6
Long story...but IMO the 30-06 is the most overrated caliber there ever was...I'll take any of the 308's in my safe over an -06 any day...just me. Two bad experiences years ago (which were both probably the result of crappy bullets more than the rifle... now that I am a little more educated)...I don't need a heavier bullet...150's and 165's do everything I have ever asked of them and everything I have ever needed...just more accurately and with less recoil. But then again, I am not commonly considered a heavy bullet guy...tend to shoot at the lighter end of the spectrum in most my rifles. Fast and flat...some people don't like the 270 the way I do...I just don't like the -06.
I love my .270...I use it for deer and varmints! I wouldn't be scared to take an elk or bear with it either...

I do like shooting my ar-10...but that gets expensive quick...and right now its hard to find ammo... or I haven't really looked too much..
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:19 PM
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilcam47
I love my .270...I use it for deer and varmints! I wouldn't be scared to take an elk or bear with it either...

I do like shooting my ar-10...but that gets expensive quick...and right now its hard to find ammo... or I haven't really looked too much..
I'm with you Wil...I absolutely move my 270 and 270WSM...my fav caliber hands down!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
really absolutely nothing wrong with anything from 257 up to 30 caliber, folks like what they have confidence in, and you gain confidence by shooting it alot.
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I agree, I love my 257 weatherby! I really love my 300 weatherby more and that's what I use mostly out west. I hunt in florida and the 257 weatherby(4 sale) is a beast! But rarely use it. As I use my AR15 more.
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