I have a question. I am relatively new to deer hunting. Ive done alot of quail, phesant hunting but only been deer hunting for 2 seasons. Last year I got in the season late and dropped a 6 pointer at about 80 yards with a Marlin 30-30. This year I dropped one at about 80 yards also. I also dropped one with my friends 7 mag at abour 95yards.
My question is this. Im wanting more knockdown and distance than my 30-30 has so I have been considering the 30-06 vs the 7mm. I hunt about 250 acres and honestly the longest shot I will make will be 150 yards or so. No more than 200 for sure. So just curious what your preferance is and why. I like the 30-06 for its durability, and AFFORDABILITY. Rounds are much cheaper than the 7mm. I know the 7 is faster but the 06 is bigger. Also Bolt or Semi? I have found nice Remm 06 semi at a good price.
Thanks for the input!