.30-06 question

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by ptbrauch, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. The 30-06 has given birth to many of the modern rounds yet it is still one of the best all around cartridges out there.
  2. Scott7m

    Scott7m 12 pointer

    Dec 20, 2007
    Carter City, Ky
    best there is....... especially screamin out of my cz550
  3. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

    Jul 28, 2008
    They do what they do, and they do it very well:D
  4. Cornmonkey

    Cornmonkey 8 pointer

    May 17, 2009
    east ky.
    Remington express CORE-LOKT 30-06 150 gr. will be my choice this year. The one's i've seen dug outa game were devastating on it.
  5. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

    Sep 23, 2005
    In The Tree Next To Ya
    I've killed literally a truckload or two of deer with one over the years. A great gun all the way around, and the best part is the ammo availability. If you're out in the middle of nowhere at deer camp and need shells, you can be assured the first place you pull into selling shells will have 30.06 ammo.
  6. MJMbowman

    MJMbowman 6 pointer

    Oct 17, 2006
    If you're out in the middle of nowhere at deer camp and need shells, you can be assured the first place you pull into selling shells will have 30.06 ammo This Is why I like it.There are flatter shooting guns,but I can't shoot that good anyway!:D
  7. Kcoyboy

    Kcoyboy Banned

    Feb 28, 2008
    If I was down to one rifle it would be the 3006 for sure!! It will kill everything in North America . I would like something bigger for the big brown bears in Alaska. If you load you can make varmint rounds and downloads for youngsters. The 110 grainers are great for that. They dont kick bad. Until the stupid lawmakers in Frankfort made the rimfire only small game law. downloads with pistol powder were great for squirrels and rabbits.
  8. We-Todd-Did

    We-Todd-Did Spike

    Dec 27, 2007
    The last gun I bought I spent weeks agonizing over. I wanted a deer/elk gun that was fast, flat, versatile, light, and NOT a common 30.-06. I wanted something better than a hundred plus year old design. I did my research and shopped around.

    I bought a 30-06.

    Sorry, but for what I wanted there is none better in my opinion.
  9. Just 1 More

    Just 1 More 6 pointer

    Mar 15, 2009
    Tampa, Fl
    I love my 30-06.. I built this one almost 20 years ago with and older Ruger M77 and added a thumbhole monte carlo tiger stripe maple w/rosewood end caps.
    I only take her out for a walk once or trwice every 10 years or so.. Last deer I killed with it was Nov 1996 and then these 2 does Oct 2009
  10. aceoky

    aceoky 12 pointer

    Jul 14, 2003
    W KY
    See my avatar :D
  11. aceoky

    aceoky 12 pointer

    Jul 14, 2003
    W KY
    Speaking of good ole Jim, he has admitted (though he is famous for writing about the .270) the 30/06 is the best thing going, (he said the 30/06 had been "written to death about" and as a writer he HAD to find another newer round in order to make a good living) :)
  12. KY River Rat

    KY River Rat 6 pointer

    Jan 3, 2008
    I agree the 06 is just about as good as it gets. However they are like opinions... Every body has one. That's why I have to be different and buy the odder rounds.
    But if could only own one rifle......3006:D
  13. mwezell

    mwezell 12 pointer

    Jan 22, 2006
    Auburn, KY
    A better question may be....what's not to like about a 30-06. For an all around, do everything caliber for this part of the country, I can't think of much wrong with one.---Mike Ezell
  14. capnball45

    capnball45 6 pointer

    Jun 13, 2009
    Lexington KY
    from 55 grain sabot bullets for small game and varmints, to 220 grain bullets for large dangerous game, no other cartridge has enjoyed so many loadings. The .270 is the 30-06 necked down to .27 cal. The .308 is made from a shortened 30-06 brass. the7mm-08 is the .308 necked down to 7mm. The .243 is the .308 necked down to .24 cal. All of these cartridges are directly linked to the 30-06, and there may be a couple more less popular bullets that can be traced back to the .30-06.
  15. retiredbowhunter

    retiredbowhunter 8 pointer

    Aug 23, 2006
    As very well stated...the widest bullet selection of probably any one cartridge that there is.

    I will say...sold mine very quickly after finding a deal on 300 win mag. Between my .243, muzzle-loaders, and the newer 300, did not feel the other 30 caliber was needed in the stable.

    If you budget is limited and you are looking for only ONE gun to do it all...the 30-06 has stood the test of time. Plus...look hard enough and you will find a good used rifle for good price.

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