Now I know the great venerable aught six will run the gamut from love and admiration to loathing and disdain from any number of shooters/hunters. And, the arguments have been going on longer then 'is the 270 a good elk gun' arguments, but here it goes again. My uncle recently picked up a Rem 700 ADL in -06 due to the previous owner falling on hard times.
This guy put half a box of bullets down the barrel before he had to sell it. My uncle helped him out but said he really didn't have the time or interest to get anything out of the gun and offered it to me for $300 with a Nichols (Simmons or Weaver nockoff) scope on it. I thought it was a good deal so picked it up. I found Power Shok Federal ammo at Wally world for 13 and change a box and took it to the range.
Well, with that cheap factory ammo I was grouping inch three shot groups. I took it antelope hunting this past week and though I didn't get to nail a goat, I did nail a coyote at two hundred yards with it. I really like this gun, it's light handy and I'm finding the recoil is nothing very manageable. As I don't save hides I may use it for yotes off and on with my other rifles as well. I'm also very interested in getting down to some reloading for it as well. It'll be a toss up this next year for rifle (I got points for my bull tag) elk and deer if I find a good load.
Well, I'm curious let's hear it from you gents the good, the bad, and the ugly,on the old and distinguished 30-06!