My stepson, who never had any outdoor experience growing up, has embraced the outdoors since I married his mom 9 years ago. He's 26 and I'm looking at getting him a rifle for Christmas. I know the 30-06 is so yesterday, but I still like the option of throwing out that heavy lead if I want too. I know nothing of the 6.5 Creedmoor other than it seems to be the trendy round, and he won't be shooting over 200 yards unless he hunts out west or on different property from mine. I thought about a .308, but for deer hunting, why? If he's only gonna have 1 rifle, I still favor the old 30-06. Opinions?