Originally Posted by JBnTX
I'd go with 223, unless you plan on firing at ranges in excess of 500 yards.
223 is a lot cheaper to shoot than 308.
30.06 is more expensive than both of them.
^^^Normally, I would agree 100% with the above statement. ^^^
(Around here, .223 is getting to be $1.00/round!!!!!)
Originally Posted by Adamz04
If ammo cost isn't a factor you could pick up a .270 Winchester or .243 Winchester rifle. Less popular caliber may mean more on the shelves.
Of the two you mentioned I'd go .308
^^^'Today', I think I'd go with either .270 or .243, simply because of 'the market' on ammo and reloading supplies.
Around here, you cannot find .223, .308 or .30-'06 ammo and/or components.
However, .270 and .243/6mm 'stuff' is fairly plentiful.
Another option is a .30-30 levergun.
That 'old catridge'
has been going strong and is more than plentiful, still.