smaller than a 3006

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  1. 22shot

    22shot New Member

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    A little less "ow"; but it all depends on the weight of the cartridge.

    A 30/06 shooting a 180 gr. has about the same "ow" as a .280 (7mm) pushing out a 165 gr.

    Keeping all factory loads; the 30/06 shooting a 220 gr cartridge definately has more "ow" than the .280.

    Balistics tables.

    Bottom line:
    Only your shoulder knows. These guys are pretty close.

    My personal favorite is the .270 Winchester. All kinds of factory loads for different scenerios. The"ow" is manageable.
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  2. fritz

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    I use a .280 rem., a stainless Ruger 77, with a Bell & Carlson carbalite stock and a Leupold VX III 4.5x14 scope for deer, its probably my favorite rifle, i wouldnt take any thing for it. I have a .270, a .243, three 30-06s, three .223s, a 22-250, a 25-06,a .338 win. mag., two 300 ultra mags., a .260, a 45-70, a .284, and a 30 gibbs. When it comes deer season i grab my trusty 280.
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  3. remington1990

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    How is a 270 vs 30-06 in recoil as in a savage edge in 270 vs a winchester model 70 super grade in 30-06
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  4. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    If you want to go smaller with less recoil then a 308 is not much different than a 30-06. If you really want to notice a difference then go 7mm-08, or 25-06, or even the 243 and Rem 6mm.
  5. hunterfisher

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    I always loved my 30-06. I have degenerative dics desease now and the doc said I had to give it up. I went down to the, .243 and fell in love all over again. With correct bullet placement, it knocks the snot out of a whitetail. Lastweek I killed a big 10 pt. 204 lbs. One shot to the lungs. He only went 30 yards and dropped dead. Right now I'm loading, SierraGameKing 85gr. BTHP w/ 40grs. IMR 4064. The deer rarely go more than, 25-30 yards.
  6. remington1990

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    How is the 30-30 on deer with the new lever revolution ammo. I had one. A long time ago before I got my 30-06. My 30-30 it never shot right The rifling Was mess up big time. I have stayed away from them ever since. But I was in a gun shop today and saw a marlin 336c in for 350 it looked great. mind was a winchester pre 64. I hated I sold it no but I am glad that I did get a winchester model 70
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