Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.
Nice horses in the pics on the other post. Are they yours?
The reason I went with the 270 and 280 over the 25/06 is the better bullets available in the two.
I like the heavier 130,140 and 150 in the 270 and the 162, 168 & 180 in the 7mm or 280 round.
The 25/06 kills fine with bullets of 100 to 120 gr, but the limitation or lack of better, heavier, higher BC bullets, for the 25 cal. has always puzzled me.
I just feel the 270 or 280 (7mm) has some advantages over the 25.
We are on the same thoughts concerning the 338 Win mag though.
Just my .02
PS---I do have a 25/06 and a 25 Gibbs for comparison.