During Obama's sandy Hook BS the Only commercial ammo on any shelves in Southeastern Oklahoma was 30-06. I have a JC Higgins model 50 30-06 made by Husquavarna with a chrome barrel and a Remington 700 Bull (Varmint) barrel AND BLR in 308. I love both 308 and 30-06. Either work if you can do your part. Recoil is less with 308.