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I'm gonna be shooting mostly pig and deer but when i get a lil' older i plan on shooting elk and moose. I was woundering what you guys thought i should get i have shot them both and don't worry about the kick. I mostly want accuracy but i also want some stopping power. I'm not sure if a 25-06 is big enough to stop an elk or moose. so which one do you suggest.
 

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Hey, headhunter I saw a guy shoot a squirell with a 7MM it bounced off! Luckily I was there with my 257 and stopped the charge.....( I couldn't resist)
 

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stick with a 30-06. with proper round selections it will work fine for all the game you mentioned
I agree. Different bullets for different game. I use a 165 grain bullet -factory Remington- and it knocks deer on their A$$!
Plus, if you had to, you can walk into most hardware stores and find a box of 30-.06 ammo, where you might have problems finding a 7mm Rem, 25-06, .300wsm etc.
 

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rdsii64 said:
stick with a 30-06. with proper round selections it will work fine for all the game you mentioned
I agree. Different bullets for different game. I use a 165 grain bullet -factory Remington- and it knocks deer on their A$$!
Plus, if you had to, you can walk into most hardware stores and find a box of 30-.06 ammo, where you might have problems finding a 7mm Rem, 25-06, .300wsm etc.
 

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i think you should stick with the 30/06 it will take any thing down with a well placed shot. you can use the 150 grain loads with the deer and the higher loads for the bigger stuff. :sniper:
 

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I own a 25/06, 30/06, .270 and 7mm. The 30/06 is a great gun, the 25/06 is a little faster but not as much knock down power. I too would have to agree with bigblackfoot, the 7mm is the way to be. I just bought mine this summer...winchester semi-auto and got one hell of a deal on it. Filled both my tags with it this past season and am happy to say that it didnt let me down. Knock down power, distance, it was all perfect. They are all great guns, just get out and shoot them and that will help you make a decision.
 

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stick with the 30-06 im relativly new to hunting and shooting but you can get shells any ware in a varity of loads i got one and i love it.

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THE 30-06 IS PROBABLY THE MOST POPULAR CAL. RIFLE EVER MADE. I KIND OF WONDER WHY MILITARY SNIPERS NEVER USE THE MAGNUM ROUNDS LIKE THE 7MM OR OTHER MAGNUM ROUNDS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THEY USE EITHER THE 308 OR THE 30-06. BOTH CAL. MIC. OUT AT .308. THE 30-06 HAS MORE FACTORY SELECTION OF BULLET WEIGHTS THAN ANY OTHER BULLET MADE. FROM 55 GRAIN TO 220 GRAIN.
 

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turkymon< i have often wondered why they use the 308. too. although i hunt and will be first to tell u it is a great gun. but it doesnt get as good of balistics as a 30/06 or a 25/06 i really wonder why they dont use the 25/06 it is a flat shootin gun and it aint like a human shot to the head is going any were.
 

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The only advantage the .30-06 has over the .308 is case capacity, it can hold more powder if you want to shoot heavy weight bullets, with 150 gr bullets the ballistics are nearly identical. The .308 is a sporting and military round, used all over the world, the .30-06 didn't see much use other than by the U.S. in the military. Few cartridges come close to the accuracy records held by the .308 win. (7.62 NATO) and is still the #1 police and military sniper round.
 

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good point james. but they use a 168 grain bullit dont they?
 

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When shooting for accuracy and sniping ability, weight and bullet length are the two biggest factors. A longer bullet, is more accurate. For a bullet to be longer, it will weigh more. That is why most bench rest and sniping applications use heavier bullets. Stability equals consistent accuracy. I would say the 30-06 is the ultimate general game firearm. It will take down anything up to a moose with a well placed shot. I will probably never own one, I am one of them people who likes to by rifles for special purpose's, and not general all around use. I am going to have a chance this spring to shot a ww2 garande, that will be a blast. If I ever own an 06, it will probably be an old garande, the whole nostalga thing I guess.
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The .308 win. case will handle the 168 bullet without any problems, I am talking about case capacity when going up to the 180's and 220's. I have loaded 168 match .308 for years. In bench-rest shooting the 6mm dominates and they don't use super heavy weigtht bullets.
 

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the 30-06 is just simply a better gun for moose,the 25-06 is a good gun to but it is no 30-06. my choice in calibers when i hit the hills and woods for moose is 308. i perfer the 308 over both of these calibers because its not a whole lot different for the 30-06
 
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