.308 or 30/06 - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: westmoreland cty
Posts: 56
Back To Top
.308 or 30/06

ok guys what do you feel is better caliber for PA deer .308 or 30/06 and why?
sammak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Regular Member
 
Stikbow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lackawanna Cty.
Posts: 1,181
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

I don't own either one, but if I had to decide I'd choose a .308. Lighter recoil and plenty enuff for deer. I'm partial to a 7mm-08, it's a necked down .308.

Sgt USMC '80-'87
>>>---->
Stikbow is offline  
post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Ca Lunker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montco - Tioga/Potter
Posts: 817
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

You can't go wrong with either caliber. There are a lot of ammo options for both calibers. If I had to choose one I'd use the 308. I like the lighter recoil you get with the 308. But I got my first buck with a 30.06 and I don't recall giving a second thought to the recoil when I shot it.
Ca Lunker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pa.
Posts: 283
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

I have been using a .308 cal. for over 30 years, more than enough gun for Pa. Remington or Winchester pointed soft point 150 grain shoot best out of my Browning lever rifle.
hihaven is offline  
post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 12:26 AM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 138
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

I agree. I own both. 308 will give you everything you need and more in a deer getter. I have used Remington Corelocks for years and never failed. Deer go bang flop.
DGD308 is offline  
post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 12:30 AM
Regular Member
 
G-Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: PA
Posts: 1,123
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

Personally I would use the 308 over the 30-06 but that is only because it is chambered in the pre64 Winchester 88 in my gun cabinet.

G-Daddy
Youth and enthusiasm will always be overcome by age and treachery.
G-Daddy is offline  
post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 12:40 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: butler county
Posts: 338
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

I own both the 30-06 is my first and favorite. Of course my 308s have bad ju-ju s. I can seem to see a bit of game when I carry my 308s.
superd is offline  
post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 12:55 AM
The Man
 
Strut10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 2D
Posts: 6,232
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ca Lunker
You can't go wrong with either caliber. There are a lot of ammo options for both calibers. If I had to choose one I'd use the 308.
......... Which I did. There have been at least 6 rifles in .308 Win that have lived in my safe over the years. Couple of them still do and I can't think of a reason to ever be without AT LEAST one.

Only .30-06 I ever owned I bought as a donor action for something I needed worse than a .30-06. No flies on the old '06. I just have zero use or need for one.

demokraten saugen
Strut10 is offline  
post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbia/lycoming border
Posts: 1,854
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

You want a long action or a short action? Either one.

Anybody can shoot deer on the farm ground....You earn it in the mountains.......
BlackBruin is offline  
post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 01:49 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Erie PA
Posts: 1,332
Back To Top
Re: .308 or 30/06

I've been using a 308 and my dad has been using an 06 for the last 25 years. I can tell you that save for one deer, I have not had to track any that I have shot. Like DGD said, bang flop. I actually stood there slack-jawed when my big buck went running off... 15 yards. My dad on the other hand has only had a few drop in their tracks, and those were the ones that he tapped in the head. All the rest have run, 50 yards up to 200. And most all were double lung shots.

I love his gun, it's a pre-64 mod70, but I don't think I would ever want to take it out. Deer hunting with my 308 is nothing but work. Shoot and then it's time to gut and drag.

Remember, shoot straight and shoot often.
Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.
TRAPJAW is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome