With all apologies to the newer, higher-energy loads now available for the 30-06, premium-line ammunition now available for the 300 Winchester Magnum also enhances its performance as well. It would be more than a little absurd for a person to buy a 30-06 simply because they expect to equal the 300's performance with the high-energy loads. A lot of those loads, particularly the Hornady LM's, do not necessarily deliver the results shown on ballistics charts.
As for the Accu-bond 30-06, it all depends on which load you're comparing it to.
Right now it's my .325 in Kimber Montana. Now if I had to choose one rifle to hunt wtih the rest of my life Hope this never happens, it would be the .375 HH and I suppose this has a lot to do with living in alaska all my life. It shoots flat and far enough and will handle practically everything on this planet. recoil is acceptable, ammo is everywhere, and it's tried and true. Practically a 30-06 and a .375 HH would be perfect. But I said practically.
I really like my 9,3x62 with a barnes triple shock in any weight bullet weight and a-frames. I have taken everything from small antelope to large afircan plains game. In many parts of Africa where .375 is the minimum caliber, this round is acceptable as well. It looks a lot like a 30-06 on steroids and will kill anything on the N. American continent. I would not feel undergunned for most of African danerous game as it has been used on them all with great success. It retains energy well and works out to 300 yds, while not unpleasant to shoot. Only real problem is finding factory ammo in this country. I Europe and Africa, no problem. After that I like my .375 H&H.
The 270(bullet .277 diameter) and the 30.06(.308 diameter) both have their place in society. The 06,because of its larger bore can handle heaier bullets and the 270 a more streamline bullet, thus flatter shooteting.
Compare 150 gr bullets of both.. 270 longer,thinner
Both cases are the same except 270 slightly longer so you can't accidently chamber the wrong shell in the wrong rifle.
My son uses the 30.06,myself the 270. Both calibers get alon well together, more so than the hunters
Both will be around forever, each doing their own thing.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...