Enough of this egghead-type commentary for now. Let’s move on to a fun subject. That’s right, it’s time to talk about guns and hunting. Yeeeehaaaa!
Okay, I’ll lay it on the line. I am an unabashed admirer and promoter of the .30-06. Not that other calibers don’t exist that beat the old warhorse on this or that ballistic point, but few, if any, offer the versatility of this 101-year-old package, and this is doubly true if one handloads most or all of his own ammunition.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I prefer to let the following link to an excellent article explain why the .30-06 is such a good choice as a big-game caliber for both the beginner and the experienced shooter/hunter.