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    30-06

    What would be the limit of the 30-06 with a 180grn pill? Would wilde beast be too much for the combo??

    Nutty

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    Hi Nutty, I hunted Wildebeast with this round and bullet wieght it worked just fine. For what its worth I think 180 is probably heavy enough and next time I go I will use 165 grn in my 30-06. Last time I shot Impala,Warthog,Bushbuck, Wildebeast,Baboon and Blesbock. 180grn dropped all these no problem.
    Tusker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusker View Post
    Hi Nutty, I hunted Wildebeast with this round and bullet wieght it worked just fine. For what its worth I think 180 is probably heavy enough and next time I go I will use 165 grn in my 30-06. Last time I shot Impala,Warthog,Bushbuck, Wildebeast,Baboon and Blesbock. 180grn dropped all these no problem.
    Tusker.
    Cheers

    nutty

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    The .30-06 with a good quality partition bullet will take most african plains game. Many of our clients use this round.
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    Cheers that help my decision for a variation..

    Nutty

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    No problem with this round, I use it for Eland and never had a problem

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    +1 also used on Eland and Zebra
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    As I said Im thinking about putting in for a variation, Im wanting to keep my 25-06 that was the thinking about getting a 30-06. But what I keep telling myself is that Im a 1 rifle person.. Ive had a 2 rifle set up before and 1 has always lay and gathered dust!!! Now I had another thought last night and perhaps stcik with the 1 rifle and either get a 7-08 or a 308 instead. Im hoping to do Africa in the next couple of years as itll take some saving. My planned quarry is steenbok, impala, Springbok and perhaps a Blue Wilde Beast. I believe the 25-06 would be good for the 1st 3 but the Wilde Beast would be a no go..



    Nutty

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    you can argue calibres from here to eternity, but the truth and reality is that a 30-06 is probably one of the most time tested all rounders, from 130g on varmint, to 150-180g for deer, and up to 220g for boar of bigger plains game. Hemmingway even used his on cape buffallo. you can get ammo anywhere, and there's a thousand and one reloading recipes as well as endless supply of great bullets. Resale potential is always good, you can re-barrel up to a 338-06 (if you want), etc. etc.

    great calibre and chambering.

    like I'm sure Bewsher is about to say..."only to be superceded by the .270Win"....however, that's of course incorrect

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    Cheers for the advice


    nutty

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