simon, I have shot plenty of deer with a 30-06. Down south, where I grew up, a 200-300 yd. shot was not that unusual for deer or hogs. The 30-40 or '06 w/180's or 220's was the way to go. The deer where I now hunt tend to be down in the 100-150# range and the distance is very short.
BTW, a 30-06 frontal shot on a hog can liquidate the contents. This makes the rest of the process very odiferious.
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