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Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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looking to purchase a first deer hunting rifle, thinking either 30-30 or 30.06....any advice what's the difference, preciate it
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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The 30-30 is good for say 100yds,the 30-06 is good to say 400 yds with practice. 30-30 is primarily a lever gun,30-06 comes any way you can afford,ie: single shot,bolt,pump,semi auto,full auto.30-06 has way more ammo choices,everything from varmit up to what ever walks north america. Noise and recoil are about the same,depending on gun used.If you are going to be hunting heavy brush areas,and won't ever try to shoot more than say 200yds I'd get the 30-30,but if you might have a 200yds+ shot at sometime I'd go with the 30-06,or the .270,its just a touch flatter shooting than the 30-06.

Before I get trashed about the distances,both the 30-30 and 30-06 will reach further, but you will need some serious practice to be an accurate shot.

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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Check out the .270 winchester for sale here,would be a great first deer gun.
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Shoot your buddies weapons in a few different calibers to see what you like. I have been shooting a 308 for a very long time so I am partial to it. Many calibers will do you fine, the key is practice and shot placement.

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Biggest difference is how and for what you plan to use it, and what your expectations for the rifle is. PM for more information.
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Use what every you feel comfortable with I like a 7mag but some people say its to big but who care what people think lol
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If you're just getting into it, check out the Svage Axis line. It's available in all of the above mentioned calibers (I have the .270 and love it for anything shy of 350 yards).

They're about $399 with a scope.

Good entry level combo and a very solid rifle if you decide you like it and want to upgrade the scope.
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preciate the insight, what's the difference between 270 and 30.06 round? what's a flatter shot? more accurate i assume?
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preciate the insight, what's the difference between 270 and 30.06 round? what's a flatter shot? more accurate i assume?
the 270 is pretty much a necked down 30-06 cartridge actually. the 270 should shoot flatter since its about the same amount of powder with a less heavy bullet. imo a 30-06 is pretty overkill for anything you are gonna kill down here. maybe im just partial to my 270 Tikka.
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Buy yourself a model 700 Remington in 30.06. "a .270 sucks, a .270 savage sucks worse!"
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