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What is the big deal with all the other calibers out there, The 30-06 will take any thing you can hunt in North America. I have

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  • What is the big deal with all the other calibers out there, The 30-06 will take any thing you can hunt in North America. I have

    What is the big deal with all the other calibers out there, The 30-06 will take any thing you can hunt in North America. I have own a Sedgely Springfield Sporter since 1960 and have taken everything I have ever hunted. It comes in 8 different bullet weight. I would not part with my Sedgely for anything.

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    Nice to hear the old rifle is aging well along with you. Thank yo for responding. My first hunting rifle was a British .303 Jungle Carbine with its flip up graduated peep sight that had the battle full ring in the down position. Sold it to help pay for a .300 Win Mag my father and I bought from a pawn shop on 4th ave Anchorage, Alaska. I still have that rifle but wish I had cut a more firewood for cash rather than selling that old .303. Stlll, the .303 unlike the Springfield is not a gun gains much by trying to customize and besides, it is not a 30-06.
    I put a synthetic stock on a nicely barreled 7MM Mauser, mounted a scope and replaced the old 98 trigger. I believe the receiver stamp shows that rifle was built over 100 years ago 1908! How many effective working tools are there that are still performing well after 100 years of use? That is one of the reasons to hang onto that rifle you love or have racked up great experiences using .... it is something that can be shared with future generations of your family. Imagine your Great Great Grandchild using that old Springfield knowing that it once belonged to you because you left a testament telling about yourself and how you used that rifle....... Damn, occasionally I stumble onto a good idea!!! The idea of a family member 100 years from now using my favorite hunting rifle and knowing something about me feels right and good.

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      Originally posted by Kody View Post
      Nice to hear the old rifle is aging well along with you. Thank yo for responding. My first hunting rifle was a British .303 Jungle Carbine with its flip up graduated peep sight that had the battle full ring in the down position. Sold it to help pay for a .300 Win Mag my father and I bought from a pawn shop on 4th ave Anchorage, Alaska. I still have that rifle but wish I had cut a more firewood for cash rather than selling that old .303. Stlll, the .303 unlike the Springfield is not a gun gains much by trying to customize and besides, it is not a 30-06.
      I put a synthetic stock on a nicely barreled 7MM Mauser, mounted a scope and replaced the old 98 trigger. I believe the receiver stamp shows that rifle was built over 100 years ago 1908! How many effective working tools are there that are still performing well after 100 years of use? That is one of the reasons to hang onto that rifle you love or have racked up great experiences using .... it is something that can be shared with future generations of your family. Imagine your Great Great Grandchild using that old Springfield knowing that it once belonged to you because you left a testament telling about yourself and how you used that rifle....... Damn, occasionally I stumble onto a good idea!!! The idea of a family member 100 years from now using my favorite hunting rifle and knowing something about me feels right and good.
      I almost bought a Jungle Carbine at a gun show. Interesting rifle!

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        As you know, there are calibers that perform about as well as the .30-06 but with reduced recoil.
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          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
          As you know, there are calibers that perform about as well as the .30-06 but with reduced recoil.
          So far so good - killed a pig with it this past season

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