I'll disagree with this. My daughter learned to shoot at 10 years old with reduced loads in a 30-06. I know the OP is not a reloader, so that is a moot point.For recoil sensitive folks the 3006 is not a good choice even with light loads in my opinion.
I've shot elk with 85 grain Barnes TSX out of my .243.Thanks for the info. Whats the minimum grain you'd use with a .243 for a big buck?