Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

I'm currently shooting a .30/06, and it has proved to be a fine deer round except for the recoil. I'm wondering how you would compare it with the 6.5x55 Swede?

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The .30/06 is a lot more powerful than the 6.5x55 and is certainly more than you really need for deer hunting. The 6.5x55 can be used on just about any North American game except the big bears, and it kicks a whole lot less than the '06. If you don't like recoil, the Swede is the right gun for you.