30-06 out west

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  1. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    .270 shoots flatter, though, in my experience, fratello. :)
     
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    Oh, agreed. One of the reasons he loved it. Less recoil, also. However, that is all a matter of knowing your rifle, and practicing at that range. All I was saying was, put the bullet on the animal in the right place, and you have a dead animal.
     
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    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    Because I own a .358 STA, .338WM, .300wm and a .270 ruger #1.
    Those 4 have me covered from coues deer to moose.
    I wouldn’t buy another rifle. I sure wouldn’t turn an 06 down if gifted though.
     
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    Last week ate a moose ribeye roast a friend killed in AK last year. .06 at 80yds did the trick.
     
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    Missy Skeeter Senior Refuge Member

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    I use my .270 with 130gr TTSX and IMR 4350 for sitka blacktails, black bear, sheep and caribou.
    I shoot my .270 every Tues/Thursday and love that caliber...

    However, the 06 has an advantage of a wider range of bullet weights for reloading (up to 220gr bullets)
    while the .270 max is 150-160gr bullet weight.
    https://www.chuckhawks.com/200-220_30-06_loads.html
     
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    Dr Duk Elite Refuge Member

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    I used a 300 Winmag. 378 yard shot.
     
  8. Rice Hunter

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    30'06 will be plenty. But get to the range and stretch it out. Get used to dialing or bdc reticle depending on what you are using. I'd recommend a premium bullet, accubond, eldx, game king, etc.

    Make sure you have the game plan, breathing, steadiness, trigger pull,etc.
     
  9. Clam

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    My opinion In order of importance fwiw:

    1. Shot placement
    2. Bullet construction
    3. Cartridge/caliber

    we try to get <300yds., optimally 200 or so. 400 is far.
     
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  10. baltz526

    baltz526 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have killed several Elk with a 30-06. use a good bullet. 165-180 grain. Go kill stuff.
     

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