The reason I chose 30-06 is because the wider variety (grain - up to 220) of ammo, and It has a little more power than the .270. Another reason is because I'm 15 and its MY (not dads) first deer rifle. I have a Benelli Nova 12 gauge which I got this Christmas and love it, I'm gonna use slugs till I save up to get it before September. I'm gonna mow grass, chop wood, clean glutters, etc. before football season.. I want to work my butt of till I have enough money to lay on the counter and get the rifle, probably the ruger or TC, and a 3-9x40 redfield with the accu-range reticle. I think it's worth the hard work instead of askin mom or dad, idk, i respect it more.