Jack O'Connor liked the 30-06, too. (I did not know that until a couple years ago.)Hugh 270 fan myself. Having taken quite a bit of game with it form antelope to moose. But don't disagree on the 30-06. Been around a long time with an excellent reputation. Better choice of bullet weight too for larger game. Now if Jack O'Connor was still around you might be in for an interesting conversation.
Hit harder. I can adjust my shot. I can’t add power. I know, I know... shot placement is everything. But how often do you get the “perfect shot?” Rarely. So I’d just as soon have some extra power.Which do you prefer? Cast your vote and comment below why you made your choice.
LIT,Which do you prefer? Cast your vote and comment below why you made your choice.
Only if you can handle the extra recoil, for shots out to 300 meters you certainly don't need them.Sorry neither for Africa. Go to .300 Win Mag or Rem Ultra Mag then there are no problems.
Very true about what the hunter can handle. Just when the hunting gets tough like it always does for me for some reason those 300 yard shots at African game the deer calibers just are marginally effective.Only if you can handle the extra recoil, for shots out to 300 meters you certainly don't need them.
Many clients would be better off with a 30-06 they can shoot well. If you can shoot a 300 WM with the same confidence it would be better with heavy bullets. With your experience I am sure you can handle the magnums, many however cannot.
As for the Rem Ultra Mag, too much velocity and recoil and not needed in 99% of hunting in Africa. If you cannot shoot it well, going to be lots of tracking, wounded animals and probably a few lost.
As for the original question, 30-06 all the way.
Thanks for the advice. However, for the record I already shoot and love my .308win and my 300 win mag. My goal for these topics are more of a caliber think-tank. I like to take two calibers that have overlapping abilities/uses, and see which of the two y'all prefer. Sure I could just google it and look up articles from countless blogs and magazines, but I feel that it is more interesting to hear the responses from hunters such as you guys.The 30-06 will hunt well in the states and in Africa. But Pick the one you want and practice until you are very comfortable with the rifle. Shot placements will matter and you need to hit the spot you intend to hit on any animal. Wish you well on your decision.