Lakeside41 wrote:I am enjoying reading all of the opinions. It has narrowed down my choices but I don't think I will ever hear a difinitive answer because there are just too many factors. I do not plan on reloading so I will definitely be going with a caliber that is common. I appreciate the opinions and hope I continue to hear a few more. I think the more the debates occur the more info I can slowly pull from them. I am down to 308, 7mm, and 30-06. However, another forum made a huge case for the 25-06 for a deer gun. Even though I am going to hunt deer 99% of the time I am thinking I would love to have a gun that gives me options.
I have been told for years that you can't go wrond with the 06 but for some reason I can't fall in love with it.
You said you wanted a common round and a versatile round and the 30-06 is both of those. I too felt the same way, until I got one. Just look at factory ammo for it, and you'll find rounds with bullets that are 120 gr all the way up to 220 gr. You can go here for a pretty good place to [url=http://www.shootingtimes.com/ballistics/?url=%2Fballistics%2F30_06.html&x=6&y=9
]compare ballistics.[/url] The 06 is hard to beat for the cost and versatility of it.