i got one in the brown laminate,it is a little heavy but that weight takes the kick out of it,real solid gun,with mine i cant shoot more then 3 rds with out leting it cool down or the accurisy goes every where,but if want a tough gun you can take anywhere,shoot anything well she'll do.its my go to gun when it raining out also.and it drops what ever you shoot at 99% of all the deer i shot,it droped with in there tracks.
The 30-06 is a great cartridge. More than enough power for medium sized game, but it may be a little light for buffalo. The 338 Winchester magnum would be a better choice for buffalo. However, for a general purpose round, the 30-06 will serve you well.