Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Trevor1837, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. ms6852

    ms6852 New Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    I've used a 30-06 for over 45 years for hunting deer and elk. The beauty of the 30-06 is that you can shoot 125gr through 220gr for moose and bear. Biggest dear I shot was with 125gr bullet. If you reload you can load a 110gr bullet for varmint. This caliber is very versatile. You can easily drop elk at 500 yds using 165gr or 180 gr. I've used 150gr Remington core-lokt at shorter distance all one shot kills.

    But for me the best thing about the 30-06 it is all over the world and someplace remote like Africa will have this caliber, and the other best thing if you buy factory ammo it is cheaper than 7mm and 243.
  2. Inthewind1976

    Inthewind1976 Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I think Binder pretty much nailed it - anything from the .30-06 family will be just about perfect - 30-06, 280, 270, 25-06 and also 7x57 Mauser. If you prefer short action, 308, 7/08, and dont forget the "european moose killer" the 6.5x55 Mauser. If you use a premium bullet at a significant velocity, any one will do for Elk, and dont think that you have to be Carlos Hathcock and expect 400 yard shots to get an Elk; the 270 has probably accounted for darned near as many elk as the shoulder dislocator belteds have. ;) Im anxious to know what you choose, once you have done so - and PICTURES ARE ALWAYS NICE - RIGHT BETH?? lol
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Savage and Remington. I havent 'yet" owned a Savage in .270 WIN., but I have a Remington in .270 Win. and can speak first hand on it. With the factory Rem Core-Lokt in
    130grs. and shooting with a rest across the rack on a 4 wheeler, I got a nice group @ 500yds, sub-moa and then came the wind gusts that spread them out to "about" 7" @ 500.
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