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Old 02-09-2024, 9:23 PM
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Default I?d like a new 30-06

I have a steyr pro hunter right now, but entertaining options for a new 30-06.

What does the CG brain trust recommend?
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Old 02-09-2024, 9:33 PM
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How about the new Christensen Arms Evoke? It retails for under a grand. Either that, or go classic! Think M1 Garand or Browning BAR.

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Garand.

Unless you're looking for a hunting rifle, then Tikka.
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Last year, I got myself a Benelli Lupo in 30-06, I put an Area 419 muzzle brake on it, plan to hunt with it using my handload of 130 grain Barnes TTSX, using Varget I am averaging 3,100 fps!
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How about the new Christensen Arms Evoke? It retails for under a grand.
That?s my next rifle but in 270 win. With the faster twist rate, it will shoot heavier bullets - think Berger, Sierra and Nosler are making 170-175 grain bullets.

https://bergerbullets.com/introducin...-elite-hunter/
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What do you want that the Steyr doesn't have?
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Garand.

Unless you're looking for a hunting rifle, then Tikka.
^^ this
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Old 02-10-2024, 10:33 AM
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I have been very happy with my Model 70 Alaskan in .30-06 made (assembled I believe) in Portugal by FN/Winchester.

It is very nice looking, has a smooth pre-64 style action, and is very accurate.

I would buy another Winchester Model 70 without reservation and in fact keep looking at a .264 WinMag All Weather model…..

The Tikka T3 is also nice (but no iron sights) and the Ruger Guide gun is pretty good but a little rough in finish and a little high in price for what you get. I would also take a chance on a new RemArms 700 BDL or CDL as they look very good.
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Here you go:
https://www.eurooptic.com/Tikka-View...&p=1&i=48&d=48
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Christensen Arms are nice. Tikkas are great if you're on a budget (and even if you're not). I have a Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS that's really nice.
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I have a Savage Model 10 (now 110) in .223. It's very accurate with a smooth action, and was an excellent purchase.

Here is one in 30-06 with walnut stock, adjustable LOP and comb height. MSRP is $1129.

When I bought my Savage there was a nice rebate, so be sure to check the Savage site to see if the rifle you want has the rebate.

Long ago I owned a Win M70 in .308. It was beautifully made and very accurate. If I was buying today, the M70 would be on my short list.
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^^ this
Three votes for the M1 Rifle.
CMP still has Expert grades, with new stock and barrel, for $1150.
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Thanks for all the suggestions, but the M1 or any semi auto is not in consideration.

I had to double check I posted this in the manually operated section.

Christiansen, Tikka, Seekins, and weatherby all have my interest.

The Tikka T3x was surprisingly smooth for the price.
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If you want to go higher end, with proven accuracy, at a good price:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1901591
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Fun gun? Dig around and find one of these beauts! This is an older Browning, (made by Miroku), Mod 95. Winchester, (also made by Miroku), has them out now. My Browning is in 30-06 and the Wins are available in that cal too.





Do not underestimate them as a hunting rifle either. I rolled a running boar at bout 300 yds with mine. First shot was high, adjusted and bang, flop.



The workmanship on mine is impeccable and I have heard the same of the Winchesters. The Browning does not have the tang safety that the new Winchesters have, relying on a half cock notch. Original Winchesters did not have a safety either. However, original Winchesters are known to be iffy with 30-06. Many developed head spacing problems. Modern made 95s do not have that problem with better steels and heat treatment.

A fixed box magazine allows the use of pointy bullets and loading said magazine is an interesting example of John Brownings Victorian era engineering. When I first got mine I had to look it up on YouTube to figure out how to get those rounds in that mag correctly. You can just push them in and this will work, however, there was enough resistance that it didn't feel right. Whatcha do is slide the rim of the cartridge under some steel lips and bring it back and then rock the cartridge forward. It snaps right in place.





Anyhoo just some outside the box thoughts on a 30-06.

BTW just about everyone that has held this rifle and worked the lever has tried to buy, or trade me out of it. Ya just want this rifle.

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Win Mod 70 Featherweight 30-06.
Gotta say, that '95 that HW posted is NICE! Beauty.

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30-06 is a great caliber with many nice bolt-actions to choose from. Have fun.
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Win 1895.
M1 Garand.
Browning A-Bolt
Browning BLR
1903 Springfield.
Ruger Number 1 International (RSI)

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Beautiful riflles!

Little known that the Russians ordered/fielded some 300k of these in WW1






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Fun gun? Dig around and find one of these beauts! This is an older Browning, (made by Miroku), Mod 95. Winchester, (also made by Miroku), has them out now. My Browning is in 30-06 and the Wins are available in that cal too.





Do not underestimate them as a hunting rifle either. I rolled a running boar at bout 300 yds with mine. First shot was high, adjusted and bang, flop.



The workmanship on mine is impeccable and I have heard the same of the Winchesters. The Browning does not have the tang safety that the new Winchesters have, relying on a half cock notch. Original Winchesters did not have a safety either. However, original Winchesters are known to be iffy with 30-06. Many developed head spacing problems. Modern made 95s do not have that problem with better steels and heat treatment.

A fixed box magazine allows the use of pointy bullets and loading said magazine is an interesting example of John Brownings Victorian era engineering. When I first got mine I had to look it up on YouTube to figure out how to get those rounds in that mag correctly. You can just push them in and this will work, however, there was enough resistance that it didn't feel right. Whatcha do is slide the rim of the cartridge under some steel lips and bring it back and then rock the cartridge forward. It snaps right in place.





Anyhoo just some outside the box thoughts on a 30-06.

BTW just about everyone that has held this rifle and worked the lever has tried to buy, or trade me out of it. Ya just want this rifle.
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What’s the intended use?

The Remington 700 Long Range in .30-06 is pretty sweet.

HS Precison stock with aluminum bedding block.
26” heavy barrel with threaded muzzle.
Starting July, factory installed Timney trigger.

If you want to push heavy bullets, that’s probably the best factory rifle for it.

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30 caliber is a great caliber; there are literally dozens of factory cartridges, as well as wildcats. 30-06, 300 Savage, 308 Win, 300 Win Mag, 300 H&H etc.

30-06 is a great cartridge. Great history, loads from light plinkers to 220gr heavy loads. And, is used in countless bolt-actions, lever actions, single shot, pump and semi-autos.

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I just bought a Savage 110 Storm in 30-06 for my oldest grandson. Excellent rifle with outstanding accuracy.
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Have you looked at the LGS used rack? Have seen some nice used rifles. Many with very few rounds shot. rifles in 30-06 are pretty common.

I got my first Savage 99 some years back; was from mid 1950's but like new. Guy had thot three rounds to sight in, and two more rounds out deer hunting (misses). Still had the original box of ammo, including the five empty cases
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Tikkas will have a nice trigger out of the box and stellat accuracy. I have 2 of them - .300 Win and .243 - an foolishly sold a couple earlier models, pre-TX3, in .22-250 and one in .338 Win. The .338 shot the original 225 gr Barnes bullet into 5/8 inch at 100 yards.
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Remington 700 with a detachable box magazine.
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Tikkas will have a nice trigger out of the box and stellat accuracy. I have 2 of them - .300 Win and .243 - an foolishly sold a couple earlier models, pre-TX3, in .22-250 and one in .338 Win. The .338 shot the original 225 gr Barnes bullet into 5/8 inch at 100 yards.
Same with my 30-06 T3 lite - sub MOA from the factory, smoothest action I have.
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