I have 22 years experience loading and shooting the 30-06. Most '06 shooters will tell you it is a very versatile round. I can be "loaded down" (all the way to 110gr) for lighter game or "loaded up" (all the way to 250) for bear, moose, or elk. My favorite is the 180gr load.ROSSO Z said:All other variables being the same, what is the difference in recoil between the these calibers?
Sure can't go wrong with a M-70 in 30/06, that's been a deadly combo for many decades!!! Try shooting 165 gr loads, the '06 really shines with them IMHO....ROSSO Z said:My conclusion:
I did a little math and some reading and, as stated, there doesn't seem to be a material difference in recoil between the calibres. I'll stick with my Model 70 30-06, but get a nice recoil pad installed and try shooting lighter loads and bullets.
Thanks for all the info and opinions.