30.06 question

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  1. Woodsman68

    Woodsman68 Fawn

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    Is a 30.06 good for deer and coyotes?
     
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  2. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    No. Bullets will just bounce off. Need at least a .375 H&H. Just killing. The caliber that won WWII will kill any deer or coyote you’d care to kill.
     
  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I prefer a .243 for both, less recoil, but i like my 06 too. People like smaller calibers for yotes to save the fur and follow up shots are easier due to less recoil, but you can certainly kill coyotes with them.
     
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  4. Larry Risner

    Larry Risner 6 pointer

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    IMHO you can hunt anything in North American with it.
     
  5. That will work great,pour it on them
     
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  6. Woodsman68

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    Thanks guys, I’m getting back into hunting. I’ve been out of it for 10 years. I moved from Tennessee to Kentucky. The coyotes are thick where I live.
     
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  7. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    06 rocks!
     
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  8. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Hunt with a 7400 30.06 my self.
     
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  9. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

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    Absolutely!
     
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  10. bluegrassDan

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    Thats a great round and you can load it up with bullets from 110grains for varmints all the way up to 240 grains for things that bite back. All depends on how much recoil you want to handle. In Kentucky, 150 grain bullets are all you ever need for deer and smaller.
     
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  11. Timholt70

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  12. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    My dad doesn’t use one (he has) but always said it’s the best all around caliber out there. Person on here advertised a Savage pretty reasonable a few years back and I jumped on it. Haven’t used it but at least have a 3006 in my arsenal now.
     
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  13. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Best thing you can do for your land and other animals. Eradicate a few.
     
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  14. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    30-06 and 30-30 have killed more animals then any other rifles. The .30 cal bullet is perfect
     
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