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Old 04-12-2012, 07:43 AM
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I have a chance to get a great deal on the new Ruger American rifle for my daughters people keep telling me the .308 is the way to go, but I would prefer the 30-06 only because my buddy is reloading them & I believe he can make a load light enough for them to handle question is
will it still be letheal @ 100 yards
what do you think should I just get the .308 or the 30-06
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I would choose the .30-06, it's the most Versatile.
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After some more research I think I am going with the .30-06 Bruce
I see Federal & Remington have low recoil "youth hunting" loads now
supposed to have a recoil comparable to a .30-30
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I think the 308 has slowly gained favor with the shooting crowd over the years. I don't see much difference in either round for hunting. For me pick the one you most want and with the reloading cost issue then the 30-06 makes sense. There a few other rounds that I would look at for a child, wife, girlfriend but you didn't ask that question so I'll leave it there. Post it when you have it!!
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I shoot lightly loaded 30-06 reloads in my 30-06s. Not reduced power loads just loads toward the starting load listed in the reloading manuals. I don't know if Ruger is using two different action lengths for the 308 and 30-06. That is sometimes an argument for getting the 308 if they are using the action 3/4 inch shorter and lighter. If the manufacturer is using the same action there isn't much reason to choose the shorter 308. Some rifle shooters will argue that the 308 is more accurate. Either round is a good one, the fact that a friend loads for 30-06 would have made the choice easy if I would have had to make it.

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I'd go with 308.
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I'm with BruceBruce1959 - 30-06 is a much more versatile round then the 308 is!
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There a few other rounds that I would look at for a child, wife, girlfriend but you didn't ask that question so I'll leave it there. Post it when you have it!!
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I know there are better rounds suited for children & women but the deal is only for .308, .270 or .30-06 & is at a price I can't pass on
I am ordering the .06 as two of my hunting buddies just purchased the American in .06
I already have a .270 so that is out I do like the .308 just seems to make sense now to get the .06 I won't have to buy everything to set up for reloading a .308
HOPE I AM NOT WRONG ON THIS
I just don't want to put the fear in my Girls
I want them to keep enjoying shooting
my oldest (16) can handle my 12ga 2 3/4 shells no problem. My youngest shoots a 20Ga 3" mags
they are both as small as I am under 120# and about 5'4"
I just haven't shot an .06 or .308 enough to make the best decision
tried out the American .06 & I do know the recoil is a considerable amount less then my .270
I guess worse thing is I sell the darn thing & make a few bucks on it
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In all reality I would be concerned with my daughter shooting a 30-06 especially in any light weight rifle. My daughter is all grown up but only tips the scale at 107lbs. I would look at a 260 rem, 243, yes the old 300 sav as these are sure fire deer getters and have little to no kick. It won't take long to see if they can handle the 30-06's recoil. Watch their face after firing if you see any fright it's time to stop as their form will then punish them and scare them off from further shooting. Just make sure she has it tight on her shoulder and cheek firmly on the stock. I've never shot reduced recoil ammo but it may be a good application for you. Let us know how it all works out.
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will do
they both shoot very well we will see what happens of course I will be shooting it first
thanks everyone
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