A 30-06 will do anything you want in the lower 48. Some with Magnumitis will want one to stretch their range, but most don't put in the range time. I've been an avid bowhunter for over 15 years and like to get close, even when carrying my 308 Bellm. Hunting means getting as close as possible and placing the bullet in the animal's vitals. When you can shoot an animal out to 400 yards are more, is it really hunting or more like shooting?