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LopeHunter

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I shot the .308 for years and chose that caliber because had a slightly less intense recoil than the 30.06 and there was lots of ballistics info for wind drift, etc, for the .308.

The 30.06 does offer a wider variety of bullet weights and about anywhere you go you are likely to encounter 30.06 ammo at more places than .308, or so I was told when researching Africa trips.

As for the Answer in the OP, all Greek to me. A properly placed .308 round will drop most game animals in North America and the ones it might be a stretch for would lead me to reach for a gun bigger than a 30.06 anyway. I use a .338 Win Mag for most hunts now.

If I could only use one rifle to hunt in North America, I would pick the 30.06 before the .308. Most of us have more than one rifle, though, so accuracy of a particular rifle set-up including the scope gets my motor running.
 

belly-deep

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I shot the .308 for years and chose that caliber because had a slightly less intense recoil than the 30.06 and there was lots of ballistics info for wind drift, etc, for the .308.

The 30.06 does offer a wider variety of bullet weights and about anywhere you go you are likely to encounter 30.06 ammo at more places than .308, or so I was told when researching Africa trips.

As for the Answer in the OP, all Greek to me. A properly placed .308 round will drop most game animals in North America and the ones it might be a stretch for would lead me to reach for a gun bigger than a 30.06 anyway. I use a .338 Win Mag for most hunts now.

If I could only use one rifle to hunt in North America, I would pick the 30.06 before the .308. Most of us have more than one rifle, though, so accuracy of a particular rifle set-up including the scope gets my motor running.

You missed it
 

WapitiBob

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That guy has it figured out. I would have completely missed the "less bullet in contact with the barrel" part.
 

Schaaf

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I shot the .308 for years and chose that caliber because had a slightly less intense recoil than the 30.06 and there was lots of ballistics info for wind drift, etc, for the .308.

The 30.06 does offer a wider variety of bullet weights and about anywhere you go you are likely to encounter 30.06 ammo at more places than .308, or so I was told when researching Africa trips.

As for the Answer in the OP, all Greek to me. A properly placed .308 round will drop most game animals in North America and the ones it might be a stretch for would lead me to reach for a gun bigger than a 30.06 anyway. I use a .338 Win Mag for most hunts now.

If I could only use one rifle to hunt in North America, I would pick the 30.06 before the .308. Most of us have more than one rifle, though, so accuracy of a particular rifle set-up including the scope gets my motor running.




All in good fun Lopehunter
 

ShootsManyBullets

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Can you all please use your John Madden voices with flapping jowls and "Booms!" If anyone wants to play Pat Summerall just don't operate a motor vehicle since DUI is a serious crime.
 
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