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whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

Old 12-19-2008, 10:07 PM
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whitch is better for hunting deer?
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:15 PM
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

For deer the 25-06 gives an edge in SD(secttional density) in the heavier weights....I love the 25-06 though...
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:44 AM
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25-06 hands down. I will do anything a 243 will do and much more.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:27 AM
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I like the 25-06
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:28 AM
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The 25.06 is going to have a higher muzzle velocity, but the .243 is a little flatter shooting.
Where do you find data supporting that statement.The Federal and Remington data indicate that the 25-06 is flatter shooting at 500 yards.

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/compare/rifle_compare.aspx
http://www.remington.com/products/am...5062*PRC2506RA

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Old 12-20-2008, 06:20 AM
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

If you hit the deer right, it will be dead with either round. Not really enough difference to worry about.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:15 AM
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If you hit the deer right, it will be dead with either round. Not really enough difference to worry about.
Bingo, Dead is Dead.

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Old 12-20-2008, 07:48 AM
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

IMO, they are a pretty close in most areas and like said they will both kill deer just as dead... I happen to have both and like the 25-06 better, not because the round is better butmy 25-06is set up different thanmy .243, it'sset up for varmint shooting, it is heavyand shoots sweet!!!!!!!! Great box stand gun, but if I were to behiking a ways to hunt I would not hesitate for one secondto take the .243 out in the woods....
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:56 AM
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

Deer can't tell the difference. .243 Ammo is less expensive, easier to find, and you have alot more choices. I've had great results with the .243.

I have limited experience with the .25-06
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