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Re: 30-06 or?

19 Apr 2020
@ 10:40 pm (GMT)

Jack Dunross

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Hi Benn
I've used a 30-06 for about 5yrs now, I've used most calibers including 308 that I still have. I love the 30-06, don't want anything that kicks harder I'm 69yrs old now, been shooting continually since 12yrs.

I shoot a lot of feral animals from Fox up to Red & big Samba/rusa cross Deer. My favorite projectile is 168gn A-max, my 30-06 delivers it at 2900fps, 308 at 2700fps. Both rifles are very accurate 1/4 MOA, both have NXS nightforce 3.5-15x50 ZS scopes that I really like.

My 30-06 is my go to rifle, I regularly shoot out to 700yds with very good results, I struggle with shots longer than that distance.

For hunting longer ranges the 30-06 has a 200fps advantage so has more energy than the 308w.

One of the 7mm calibers would be good also, 280 or 7mm rem mag, they
have similar recoil to the 30-06.

300WM is very good but too much recoil for me, especially hurried uphill shots, my 30-06 has cracked me a couple of times.
Good luck with it mate
Bob


Hey Bob, sorry for dragging up an old thread and semi highjacking it, but just curious, how does the 168 grain eld-m perform on deer and pigs at close range out of the 30-06? I'm weighing up between getting a 308 or 30-06 and will be using the rifle for a mix of dense bush work and also open farm land long range. I notice you post quite frequently and shoot this pill in both calibers, so i'm interested to hear your thoughts.
Cheers!
Jack

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