I'm getting my first rifle for X-Mas this year! I'm super excited and I've been doing lots of research. I'm leaning towards the Browning X-Bolt in the 30-06 caliber. I was split also between the 7mm and .300 winchester magnum... But I ultimately decided they were too powerful for damaging meat and my arm!
is this a good decision? will I regret the 30-06?
I live in SC and will mainly be whitetail deer hunting, with the possibility of going elk/moose hunting...
I also want to reload my own rounds, carry on my family tradition!
I'm also looking at the Swarovski scope for it, such as one of these (opinion needed, which is better?)
3-10x42mm or 3-9x36mm
will it be a sufficient scope for me?
I know it's really expensive, but I was gonna buy it for myself this Xmas (hopefully opening a basspro credit card and getting 10% off with no payments for 6 months) and no this is not a plug for them, this is me being realistic!
anyways, please tell me what you think of my caliber choice, the x-bolt, and the scope choice...
I thank you all very very much