Like title says, curious which you’d prefer. I’m not looking to shoot farther than 250yds. Easy answer is 30/06 but my 450 bushmaster interest me on this hunt for some reason. Lol
I hunt trespass leases where I pay a annual fee. I hunt a 1,700 acre tract out of a +/- 60,000 acre low fenced ranch. They are free ranging. Aoudad are targets of opportunity. I can shoot them 24/7/365, if i see them ( which is sporadic at best and there is no patterning)
I have shot them with 6.5 PRC, 26 Nosler, 7Mag, 308 win., 30-06, 338 RUM and 9.3 x 62. The only one I did not recover was one shot @ +/- 300 yds. with a 308 win and 150 gr. Accubonds and he was a stud.
If I were paying the going price for a west Texas aoudad hunt, I would not even consider taking a 450 Bushmaster unless I was hunting over a feeder at 150 yds or less.
But it's your money and your hunt.