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Old 03-13-2006, 04:51 PM
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I would have to say a 30.30 would be enough for deer but if your gonna be takin long shots i would use a 30.06 just use a lower grain bullet like 150-160 grain.
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:29 PM
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...ANY long range caliber will work at CLOSE range, but a short range caliber won't work at long range!

I agree 100%
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:42 PM
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An 06 with a 165 grain Winchester Fail Safe.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:26 PM
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always has and will always will be the 3006 .
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:07 PM
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I would say 3006 a little more punch
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:28 PM
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30.06 IMO
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:25 PM
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30-06 BABY!
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:55 PM
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I have used a .243 for about 4 years now and love it for deer. I have killed 2 each year with it. Great accuracy too!! Guess we'll see about the .30-06 this year if I ever get it finished!!
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:04 AM
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30-06 as above. most versatile rifle to own. I prefer 270 but the 06 is a great rifle.
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:34 AM
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at 150 yrds and less they will both do about the same thing (kill deer), out past that i'd rather have the -06, both have killed a bunch of deer, the advantage of the 06 is the extended range, very versitale round, good for about anything in north america, if i were buying id say go with the 06, but if all i had was a 30-30, which is what i and hundreds of others started out with, i would hunt all i wanted just keeping my shots limited to around 150 yrds.






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