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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: 7mm08 vs 30.6
What are we hunting and where? What is the body type and shooting/hunting experience of the shooter?
If forced to answer what I personally would do with no additional info but what's above, I'd pick the .30-06. I'm not a small guy, I've shot the '06 for decades, and it will do about anything I want to do for hunting.
If, however, we're talking someone less up to the recoil, or if we're only talking whitetails in PA, well, then the 7-08 looks more appealing than it would if, say, elk in Montana was on the menu. Not that the 7-08 isn't able to kill elk, mind you, I'd just prefer the '06 for that task.
For deer at 300 yards or less, though, the 7-08 is a proven round, and does it with less recoil on the shooter.
For all around hunting capabilities, I'd take the '06.