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Old 11-15-2013, 07:46 PM
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+1 more for .243 win.

Never look back - ammo to be found everywhere !!!

Predators plus deer gun.................hard to beat.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:05 AM
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With much advice from guys on this site I purchased a 243, with NO regrets. But both the 25-06 and 260 give you heavier bullet options if you did want to use the gun for elk hunting. Im not saying you couldn't use the 243, many guys do but i'd definitely would rather have a 260
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:44 AM
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If he finds himself waking up to a day with elk on the agenda that .300Wby will treat him just fine if he wants more punch or range than the .243win. What else do we need 30cal centerfires for, if not elk?
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:25 AM
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I have not found the .25-06 to too bad of a "barrel burner". It is overbore but the barrel should keep good accuracy for 2,000 - 3,000 rounds unless you shoot it rapidly enough to get it smoking hot like is common in PD hunting. I have never had to shoot long strings of shots quickly in a groundhog field (except in dreams).
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:20 AM
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Ok. Thanks for everyones replies. I have decided to go with the 25-06.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:31 PM
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What rifle you pick in the 25/06
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bbj270
What rifle you pick in the 25/06
Not sure yet.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by oldtownpaddler
Ok. Thanks for everyones replies. I have decided to go with the 25-06.
The better of two good choices.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:09 AM
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Both are awesome calibers and you wouldn't go wrong with either one. I've been shooting a 25.06 for over 20yrs with great results and my daughter shoots a 260 with equal results. We handload and both cailbers are very accurate and on game performance has been excellent with both. Having said that let me add that if i could only own one it would be the 25.06 and the 260 would be my second choice. Mike
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