I can't believe you started this thread. Well, I'll stick to the topic for now and play nice, but I'll check back in later to tell you how the 45-70 is King!
I really like do like my 30-06, but if I shoot FMJ's in it, it punches holes right through the 3/8" metallic silhouettes at 100 yards or less. I can only use soft points or shoot at the metallic rams at 200 yards. It's very flat shooting and ammo is cheap. Reloading makes the ammo cost even cheaper and there's a really wide selection of bullets and powder for it and TONS of reloading data!
The ammo I load for mine pushes the 125 grain bullet out of a 14" barrel at 2,700 feet-per-second.
Here's a picture I took of my 30-06 HANDGUN when I saw that Bushpilot had posted this thread! It's a Magnum Research "Lone Eagle" featuring a 14" barrel with a muzzle brake and a "cannon-breech" type loading system. Recoil is about like shooting a .22 Long Rifle pistol, but with the muzzle brake it feels just like you are being punched in the nose when you shoot it! You have to close your mouth because it really does rattle your teeth!
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity" -Sigmund Freud