Post by frankinthelaurels on Nov 29, 2007 14:57:37 GMT -4
THE good ole' 30/06....NO cartridge has made more of an impact on big game hunting in this state than it....after the "BIG ONE" almost all of the returning vets had lots of experience with this one and when the 760 Gamemaster was offered in this caliber the face of hunting in PA was changed forever....I'd say I saw more 30/06 pumps in the woods than any other rifle during the 60-90's.. it is truely the icon of deer hunting in PA..myself personally, I love this cartridge and gun...the first buck I shot with it when I was 12 dropped in his tracks and for the next 10 years each of the bucks dropped exactly the same and from the same tree... If I had to pick just one...this one would be my choice.. I no longer own one but my heart will always be with this one..the good ole' 30/06...forever changed the face of hunting,. OK MEN..surely you all have something to say about this round !
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2007 14:58:46 GMT -4 by frankinthelaurels
Post by frankinthelaurels on Nov 30, 2007 10:00:49 GMT -4
I accidentally placed #5 under the RELOADING forum, maybe BUCKSLAYER could move it to here..I'm not sure how to do that...it was the .243...I thought alot more would be written about all of these cartridges...OH WELL..
I agree LONG...if the old 06 won't take it out, it ain't worth takin'
Very,very versatile. What can you say against this caliber? Like Skwirl have made killing shots very close and over 350 yrds. If it was good enough for the M1 then it's good enough for me in my sweet lil Savage. The 308 is a shorter round but I work the bolt without even thinking in my long action 06. A 270 is one zippy round but can go with heavier bullets in the 06. Can shoot faster in a Win mag or RUM but don't hardly notice the recoil in the 06. Also 06 is a very effecient round. Ask any reloader. PS don't forget the 22 rimfire as a classic round.
Darn I wasn't controversial enough! Or my post was so intellectually brilliant that all the other none 30-06 shooters are out scouring gunshops to trade in there O'Conner 270s or there 06 308wannabes. C-mon guys and gals. What is the cartridge you compare your cartridge to? Lets just crown the 30-06 the gold standard for non dangerous game in North America and go back to scratching are heads about what to get the better half for Christmas. May I suggest a 30-06 for under the tree? So Frank was that better? ;D
onager, It not that. Every round has it pros, and negitives. Iam 7mm Rem Mag fan, but now I carry a 7mm08 round. Up to Elk I can do everything you do with your 06 with it. I also producing less recoil, and muzzle blast. Its not the caliber any more its the bullet you shot, and where you place it!
I hear good things about the 7mm08. I hear that Gamo is coming out with a new pellet for their airguns. It will be a Accubond/tsx type pellet that travels at 2000fps with targets to train you to only take eye shots on elk and grizzlies.LOL ;D Sorry just living down to my screen name. Seriously I did see a Gamo sales rep. shoot a small hog in the head with their pellet gun. I have no idea why you would want to preserve the pelt on a wild hog.
I agree on the weight issue. When my brother in law and I were trying to keep up with our long legged guide. I carried my short barreled Savage in 06. He carried a long barreled Rem 700 in 300RUM(which I now own) After a few miles the weight difference did matter. But Fastarrows. Let me tweak you a little bit. We are carrying our light weight guns and now we have an elk broadside at 350 yards. Would you rather use the 08 or the 06 to take the shot? I'll be honest. In the adrenaline moment of my elk encounter. I felt no recoil, and heard hardly but a pop as the gun fired. Though probaly had to squeeze back a poop. (was that poetic writing or what?) ;D Move over Schokley!!
Well in truth I would rather carry my 7mm Rem Mag. Iam not into extreme range hunting. To me the hunt does not begin until your 100 yards out! Iam mostly a archery hunter these days. Ifn I was in that situation you posted. A 350 broadside shot on a Elk. My 7mm Mag drops 6 inches so I would aim alittle high not quite half way and sqeeze my trigger! BOOM dead elk!
Well said. Unlike our grandfathers, who hunted with ancient borrowed rifles that current gun writers sneer at. We have the financial freedom to add a few guns to our arsenal. I even know of archery hunters who prefer different bows for different situations. Just as a certain past president still struggles over the definition of "is". The definition of a "classic" gun is challenging.