Re: shooting 600-700 yards
What are you planning on shooting at 6 or 7?
Reason I ask is you mention 87 Sierra. Predators and Varmints.......Sure.
I love the 25-06, gotta lot of experience with them; but the 87 (made by nearly anybody) isn't a 600 or 700 yd big game bullet. Most all 25 cal big game bullets are at least 90 grain, and usually more like 100-120 grain......just not enough energy and momentum left by time it gets there with the 87's, and most 85-87 class bullets are made and designed for varmints or thin skin game.
I am not saying that if you hit an antelope broadside between the rib bones that it wouldn't do the job, but I personally would question it's ability it you hit any bone at all.
Just my .02...........yes, accurate factory rifles are plenty capable.
Last edited by SBruce; 01-12-2011 at 12:43 AM.