Got my eye on a pair of these (in lefty for those in their right minds). One is in 308 the other 30 06. Definitely lookin for a mountain deer gun, maybe a goat/sheep gun someday, definitely a rocky mountain Elk gun.
My original intention was the 308 because of the short throw, my lack of 400 yard shooting desire, my enjoyment of how this cartridge shoots as far as recoil and accuracy.
Then the guy at the shop starts talkin up the 30 06.......now I'm thinkin....maybe too much. Sure it goes farther flatter harder with the same bullet, has bigger range of bullet capacities (but I have a 338 that I love for big stuff), but I really want a gun that is fun to shoot and don't want to overpower a 6lb gun and have it collect dust next to the 338 until hunting season. I'm not a huge wuss when it comes to recoil, but I don't eat it for breakfast either.
So, if you were at this cross roads.........what would you pick and why?. "Either" is an acceptable answer.