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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hate 30-06?

I love my 30-06 and so do my friends. In the 2 week season I'll have 10-15 guys come through, all but 2 shoot 30-06. Why is it when I say what I shoot so many guys here don't like them?
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 08:26 PM
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Re: Hate 30-06?

I think you answered your own question. So many people shoot a ,30-06 that some people just want to be different. The'06 is the standard by which other cartridges are judged and has been for a looooonnnnnngggg time. There is nothing in North America that the '06 will not do. It may not be OPTIMUM for everything, but it will do everything. Many people just don't like that because their cartridge of choice can't make that claim.

Bottom line is this, if you like and use the .30-06 and it works well for you, then WHO REALLY CARES WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS???
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Re: Hate 30-06?

I've never owned an aught-six, but to hate it is down right un-American. And; anyone who says they hate the 30-06 probably isn't worth listening to anyway.

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Re: Hate 30-06?

Absolute great Round to Handload for. Started My Youngest Son with an old Savage 110. I used the lowest Load for the 06 and He shot It well. Have gotten away from Reloading and now shot A .243. Both Kill Deer well....
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Re: Hate 30-06?

Anyone who "hates" the .30-'06 needs to really find another cause.

The '06 is like a Toyota Camry. Not at all exciting. But does its job well and there are a gazillion of them out there.

That being said........... I don't own one (that's a lie....I have one in a Charles Daly Mauser action that I bought to one day turn into something interesting. Never shot it.). I have ZERO use for one (have a bunch of .308 Win's and assorted .300 Mag's) and will never buy another one unless it's a another donor for a project gun.

Now the .270..............

I hate .270's !!!

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Re: Hate 30-06?

I know many prefer a particular round for their own particular reasons but never really heard someone say they hated the 06.
IMO one of the most versatile rounds for a variety of hunting.

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Re: Hate 30-06?

I had one I hated. Not the caliber, but that dang gun. A Remington 760 Gamemaster. And the gun hated me..punished me every time I shot it. Just was not enjoyable to shoot and that is an understatement. But it's true I hated that gun.

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Re: Hate 30-06?

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I had one I hated. Not the caliber, but that dang gun. A Remington 760 Gamemaster. And the gun hated me..punished me every time I shot it. Just was not enjoyable to shoot and that is an understatement. But it's true I hated that gun.
That's something I can agree with. I've never had a reason to dislike a cartridge, but there have been a couple guns I've disliked (a Rem. 760 in .308 being one of them).

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Re: Hate 30-06?

I had a buddy who hated the .30-06. Downright hated it. Said it wasn't powerful enough for PA deer hunting because he had to shoot a spike buck (legal at the time) twice with it to kill it. He also got a six point a few years earlier that he had to shoot 7 times to finish it off. That's right 7 times.

Pretty clear to me the '06 just isn't powerful enough for deer hunting...
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Re: Hate 30-06?

i have alot of guns, but love my mod 70 3006 for deer. Fiberglass, ported, light weight, and shoots great out to 300 yards.

Closer range deer hunting i use my 444 marlin. Sweet gun.

Beyond hunting (shooting), i sure dont want a 06. Give me a 223, 22-250, 243.

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