Hi all, this is my first post here, and I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment.
Recently, my father and I were discussing "arms and ammunition," and I mentioned that I think I will probably stick with my favorite 30-06 caliber in all the big game hunting I do. Along those lines, I thought it would be interesting to keep a record of what it is like hunting "everthing with the '06." However, I conceded that this had been done several times before because my favorite caliber is also shared but several million other riflemen.
My dad, however, who wears a Stetson and spends his Saturday nights watching John Wayne movies, brought up the point that it would be more interesting to hunt everything with a 30-30. It's perfectly feasable, there is really nothing in America that you can't kill with the old Winchester, if you can shoot. To boot, I don't know of anyone that has ever tried to use the 30-30 as an all around gun.
What are your thoughts? I can personally attest to the effectiveness of the thirty-thirty on deer, elk, black bear, and coyotes. Bringing down a Kodiak bear with it might be a challange, but you know what they say about bullet placement. Anyway, I appreciate any feedback on my proposed 30-30 experiment.