Originally Posted by Forster46
Most guys who hunt go with 30.06, figured thats what I will probably end up going with. My dad has a nice .308, I just can't remember what model it is. Shoots great, probably a little too powerful for what I need.
You're a bit backward there. The 30-06 and 308 Win shoot the same bullet, but the 30-06 is a longer case and can hold more powder. A 30-06 would be a more powerful round. With lighter bullets, you would usually push them at about the same speed, but the difference becomes more apparent when you start shooting bullets that are 200 gr and up. Either is a great choice. A 308 will take any game in the US, and do it with less powder and less recoil in a shorter action. If you're into target shooting, there is more data out int he world for accurate/target loads in 308 than in 30-06. If you're more into hunting, there will be more premium hunting ammo loaded with great bullets in 30-06 than in 308, especially if you end up stuck buying ammo at walmart or something.
Basically, if you're more into target shooting, go with a quality 308. If you're more into hunting, consider a quality 30-06. Now all you have to do is pick the model, lol.