Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: 30.06

  1. #1


    Hi i am intrested to know any feed back about the 30.06 as a calibre as i am thinking of buying one

  2. #2
    It does what it says on the box !
    I use mine for everything here and in Africa.
    There are faster/flatter shooting calibres,but the 30-06 will hold its own with them.
    If your a reloader you can load down to 90 grain heads and up to 220 gr.
    I personally use 180 gr for everything.

  3. #3
    I have had 3 in 45 years of stalking.
    For general purpose work on all species here I used mainly Speer SPBT 150gr. bullets and 180gr Nosler Partition for Moose in Sweden.
    It is one of the finest cartridges ever made.

    No doubt derogatory remarks will be made but ignore them.

  4. #4
    So Stag, you don't know much about any other calibre then, having only used the same calibre for so long!! says I tongue in cheek!!
    I prefer the shorter action .308 using the same bullets as you suggested, 150 grn for Deer and 180grn for larger or fiercer species.

  5. #5
    In 45 years of stalking I have had :-
    1- 7x65R
    2- .22/250
    1- 5.6x61 Vom Hofe Super Express.
    3- 7mm Rem. Mags.
    1- .300 Win. Mag.
    2- .270 Win.
    1- .270 Weatherby Mag.
    1- .243
    3- .308
    1- 8x68s
    Currently I have 1- .243 Win., 1- .270 Win., 1- .308., 1- 8x68s plus a .22 Rimmy which I never use.
    I put the post on to help the guy not for someone to try to take the piss.

  6. #6
    Missed the 3- .30/06 and 1- .264 Rem. Mag. off the list !
    The .264 was one of the very few rifles I had which was a poor shooter after trying most of the tricks.

  7. #7

    30 06

    I shot the 30 06 for two seasons and shot over 60 deer with it. no problems at all and i would have one in my cabinet again.
    EMcC Have you shot the 30 06 and if so What advantage dose the 308 have over it.

  8. #8


    Thanks guys ,from that response i think it might be a good round ,is there much difference between a 30.06 and a .308 as i have a .308 but that is works rifle .

  9. #9
    No there is very little difference with normal bullet weights, however if you load at the heavier end the seated bullet may encroach on powder space in a .308
    As far as killing is concerned there is NO difference.
    Bullet design and construction also velocity and quarry range make more
    difference. Calibre choice is also insignificant, correct bullet placement at a sensible distance is most important.

  10. #10

    .30-06 it's great

    the 308 and 30-06 have very little separating them up to 165 grain bullet wieght. then the 06 starts to step up. At 150 there is very little difference infact due to the fact the 308 win is made for faster burning powders in some cases the rounds are slightly faster. but 100 yards away that buck won't be able to tell the difference when 150 grains parts his ventricles (spelling alert).

    When i started stalking i spoke to an old family friend and an experienced stalker, he advised me on .30-06. It was a great choice, you will hear the "chairborne" rangers tell you it is too much gun - that is ********. especially if you consider the 150 gr ballistics beside the .308 win. also you can't have too much dead! you can have not enough dead though!

    this long action / short action thing. we are only talking of an inch or so. (7.62 x 51 , 7.62 x 63)

    I also hear stories of massive meat damage. If you shoot 150 - 165 gr soft points you will kill stuff DEAD and get less damage than if you use 120 grain ballistic tips or even your .243 with 85 grain bullets and they will run less.


Similar Threads

  1. 30.06
    By tom in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-10-2015, 07:32
  2. dies wanted .223, 25-06, 30-06
    By Offroad Gary in forum Reloading
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14-04-2013, 00:38
  3. .30-06
    By 2428 miles in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 09:53
  4. .30-06
    By sako85 in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2010, 23:48
  5. 30-06
    By Madmanx in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-10-2009, 19:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts