Anything But A .30-06.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WrongHanded, Mar 7, 2022.

  1. Meeks36

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    I like old school so 303 took every animal on earth. That is alive today. Not sure I want to stare down a Trex w one.
     
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  2. M65Man

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    30-06 Hands Down! But if I can't choose it? 7mm-08 or 7×57 Mauser! They're good but they don't come close to the 06! Someone stated the the 300 WM, and if I lived-hunted Canada-B.C.-Yukon or even Elk Country, yes 300 WM for sure! But I'm to the 06 same way but lower end of spectrum. I load 30-30/06 loads, 308, and if needed 220gr in the 06 that'll compete with the 338! Can't beat the 30's!
    Great thread with a lot of good thoughts!
     
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  3. DDDWho

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    4-5 years ago CDNN had Ruger 77 Hawkeyes on sale for $500. In .280 Rem and 30-06. I’d owned a few 06s and was just tired of um, I bought the .280. Studying ballistic charts the .280 on paper out performs the 06 and.270. My late friend and neighbor had a bunch of 280 brass and loaded up a lifetime supply for me. A Leupold scope tops it off. IMG-0591.jpg
     
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  4. mshootnit

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    That sounds Legit. My load is 64.5 gr. RL19, Sierra 130 gr. Game King. Federal Brass, CCI magnum primer. Rifle is a Kimber 8400M. Would like to try some 130gr. Accubonds.
     
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  5. Mauser lover

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    Isn’t the premise of the question that...

    He doesn’t ask what someone might want for deer hunting because that’s all I hunt.
     
  6. 2ndtimer

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    We load my son’s 27” Lilja barreled Model 70 Super Shadow with Nosler 150 gr Ballistic Tips to 3200 FPS with MagPro.
     
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    Easy peasy....28 NOSLER!
     
  8. d2wing

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    There are several good alternatives to the 30-06. I like the 7-08. But None are better all around for everything.
     
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  9. gotboostvr

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    An excellent choice of cartridge and a great rifle to go with it.

    Kicked myself for not buying one of those.

    Got a great deal on a very good condtion Browning A-Bolt I in 280Rem with a Leopold and a good amount of reloading supplies though to make up for it.
     
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  10. 1-12 INF (M)

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    If you're interested in many of the calibers that have been discussed here, check out www.cavalryammunition.com. They have quite a few in stock.
     
  11. Reloadron
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    Using a .308 Winchester you aren't giving up much on the 30-06 Springfield and likewise the .270 Winchester, both are common off the shelf cartridges. A click up we can go with cartridges like the .300 Winchester Magnum or the 7mm Remington Magnum. Keeping it simple the 308 or 270.

    Ron
     
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  12. The Happy Kaboomer

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    .280 Remington
     
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