I'm getting a 30-06 T/C Venture ( I think. ) and it gets MOA accuracy at 100 yards, which is usually the range game is taken. I was wondering it it can take Big Exotic Game such as Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Jaguar, etc. At 100 yards or less.
While the 06 has killed every animal on the earth over it's 100+ year history you would be hard pressed to find a country that would allow it to hunt dangerous game such as a lion or cape buffalo. I'm not sure on the jaguar but it should be OK with a zebra. Most countries that allow you to hunt dangerous game have caliber restrictions in place and to hunt them it must be at least a 40 caliber and from a personal standpoint if I were to ever hunt them I would want some more power hunting something that is likely and wants to either stomp you into the ground or tear you to shreds before they are finished with you.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...