Re: 25-06 rem thoughts
Dan: Not once was the vulgar term "suck" used in reference to any caliber rifle in any of my post. All I have ever stated is the facts of what myself and my hunting buddy have found from shooting hundreds, yes I said hundreds, of deer over 30 some odd years. A 270 or a 280 are fine calibers but they are not 7mm Mags. If you slow a 7mm Mag down 150 to 200 fps it is not what I call a 7mm Mag. I know a lot of guys that have slowed down their 7mm Mags so they kill deer in their tracks but it still does not make them real 7mm Mags. One of the best shooting factory rifles I ever had was a Rem 700 SS 7mm Mag. You could fill a case up with AA3100 or H-4831 and stick most any bullet from 139 Hornady's to 160 Sierras in it and it would shoot under 1/2 inch @ 100 and average 1 inch @ 300 all day. I traded this rife off for a 25-06 just like it because I kept shooting deer right in the center of the front shoulders and they would run off out of the fields a 100 yards or so into thick cut overs that you almost needed a chain saw to cut your way through to find them. At this time I have rifles in 270 Win, 6.5X55, 308, 30X47 HBR and 25-06 set up to deer hunt with and I use them all but it has taken a few years experimenting to come up with the proper bullet powder combo with some to make them drop deer in their tracks killers. With the 25-06 and our average shot of 300 to 500 yards a 117 Sierra will drop them in their tracks 99.9% of the time.