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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 09:47 PM
B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
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Comparing 308 Win to 30-06 is tough....

If you are buying a rifle for just Whitetails I really think it comes down to whether you want a short action or long/standard length one. In the bullet weights most Deer hunters choose either 150gr or 165gr both cartriges are fantastic. If you want to get the maximum velocity to shoot really far you have more powder in the 30-06 case. Some shooters claim that the 308 Win is more accurate at long ranges. I really don't think the Deer can tell the difference. The bullet does the work and it is the same bullet. The two action lengths do feel different get the one that feels the best to you. Just remember it will feel different after the scope is mounted. That is why I don't like big powerful scopes on Deer rifles.

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