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).timberdoodle said: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.
kudu58 said: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.
I had that to happen to me with a 760 308 back in the early 80's it might not of took 7 shots but pretty dang close it. First shot shot knocked it down than stood with in 10 yards shooting it the remainder of times. The deer would stand up and start walking away after every shot. My cousin down the road accused me of slaughtering the does. I kind of was embarrassed to say I was only trying to kill one deer. I sold the gun!. Back to the question, im not a 30 caliber fan I shoot 6mm's and 25's. However I do respect the 30-06 even though I will never own one it has taken more game in North America than any other caliber. Its been here for ever and will stay forever.
Pretty clear to me the '06 just isn't powerful enough for deer hunting...