The 30-06 in my opinion is the way to go. Whatever the 308 shoots the 30-06 does it faster. As far as recoil goes, if you reload you can load it light or hot. You can use 110gr or 125gr for deer at 3000 fps with 125 or 110 it will drop any white tail or muley without you flinching just as much. Drop elk with 165 or 180 grain even 150 gr. There is so much you can do with this caliber as it shoots all caliber for the 308 too.
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