Firearm Forums - Arms Locker banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Looking for the most recommended 30-06 by more experienced rifle owners. This is my first and I like a non-Monte Carlo stock (classic?), wood of course and I'm searching for the absolutely most accurate rifle you folks can suggest. Single shot is OK, prefer bolt action and I suppose it will have a scope installed. For hunting and target at some distance. Thanks
 

·
Site Founder
Joined
·
4,814 Posts
Oh Gawd, I'm going to get in trouble with this one....

I always heard that the best 30-06 is a .308.... :laugh:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Or a .270 WIN. (Basically a necked-down 30-06) The lighter round creates a more desireable velocity, IMO.
 
G

·
if you are fond of bolt action rifles thats great, best accuracy comes from bolt guns, but since you probably don't want to spend $5k to $6k for a custom gun then stick with the standard commmercial rifles offered by Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and so on. all will be well made and posses enough precission to offer reliable results with practice. remember that ammo quality is important too, so you may want to look into reloading for your rifle to avoid paying a lot for good ammo to shoot up. good luck.
jamullins
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks guys. The 270 was recommended. It's supposed to be
faster and flatter (the accuracy thing). Why the .308?
 

·
Site Founder
Joined
·
4,814 Posts
Heck, I've always wondered the same thing about the .308. I always seem to hear about people taking 1000 yard matches using the .308 rather than the 30-06, but there may be other reasons behind it other than just the choice of cartridge. It's one of these "inherently more accurate" cartridge arguments again.
 
G

·
case design. the 30-06 has longer more tapering case. cases that are wider and relatively 'straight' offer a better columner burn of the powder to give more consistant pressure levels from ignition to powder burn out. this makes the loads used in them more predictable in repeating your results.
jamullins
 

·
Site Founder
Joined
·
4,814 Posts
Yeah, I've been seeing a lot of hype about these new short and squatty cartridges coming out. But I look at the .223 WSSM and wonder how much of an improvement it is over the .22-250, or is it faster then the .220 Swift.

Or are cartridges going to go the same route as the automobile industry? I new model released every year? The same thing, just a different look about it. Of course, you will have to buy a new gun to shoot the latest cartridge......
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top