If you have never shot a 30-06, borrow one and try it out. It is a truly amazing cartridge. Performance is excellent, it is accurate and easy to reload and to say that it is lethal would be an understatement.
I do not know the number of bullets on the market that the 06 can eat, lets just say you have plenty to choose from.
My experience with it has been limited to 5 or 6 bullet weights ranging from 110 to 180 grains. Results with the 125 and 130's have been very favorable and actually reduce recoil to almost tolerable for more than 10 rounds at one sitting.
The only complaint I have with the 06 is "unnecessary roughness". Recoil is heavy and I feel it is much more gun than needed in a lot of instances. It is kind of like smashing a fly with a phonebook when a fly swatter would do the job.
Still, there are those who would have no other deer rifle and if you can shoot it and enjoy it, more power to you, no pun intended.
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