I know this is a long standing debate and I have searched the threads and the net, however, most that I can find is old. I have decided on my rifle, now I just have to decide on caliber. As background, I almost exclusively bow hunt but this year I am going to be taking my six year old daughter along with me. I don't think she is quite ready to climb a tree or sit as still and quiet as bow hunting requires. Therefore I am going to take her rifle hunting and I need a bolt action rifle (not for her, she will get a rifle when she is a little older if she enjoys it). I just ordered the scope, now need the rifle for it to sit on. Trying to decide between a .270 and 30-06. When I have rifle hunted in the past, I have used a 30-06 of my dads. All it will be used for is deer, I don't really need a rifle for a hunt I may take in 20 years. Opinions between the two (or one you would recommend).