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stay 25.06 or go 243??

 
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:45 PM
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stay 25.06 or go 243??

Im sold on 25.06 however i started looking around for ammo and its harder to find than i thought. So looking at 243 and it would do for a 300yrd shot. I have a 270 win. (love it) since our field is 800 by800 yrds(northern lower mich.) would i wish i stuck with 25 06?(it would be for my kid if he lets go of the 270)
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Only real difference is that the 25-06 would get you out a little farther with a heavier bullet. Doing the ballistics on it, the 25-06 would get you out to about 500 yards and safely take a deer. With the .243, using a smaller bullet, you will be able to safely take a deer at 300 to 400 yards at max. This is just my opinion while putting the numbers through hornady's ballistic calculator.

My choice would be the 25-06. Recoil is not bad at all and gives you a little further reach. So why not go with the 06? It can even double as a good varmint gun too. Ammunition is out there and can be ordered online.

Haha..or just buy him his own .270
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:42 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

I am a 25-06 fan.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Stay with the 25-06, especially for northern MI where they can get into some thick stuff after the shot. We have plenty of ammo down here in sw MI, but I load my own. You might want to go that route for all your ammo the way the price on factory stuff is getting. It will take you a while to recoup the initial cost, but you can look for used stuff to cut the costs.

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Old 07-11-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Stick with 25-06 or buy another 270 or even a 30-06. I noticed that our Wal-Mart has more 7mm Mag ammo than 270, 30-06, 243, 308, 300 WM or any other large caliber. I was pretty surprised at that.

I would pick a caliber and then buy a few boxes or even a case online, if you cannot find it locally and depending on how much you are going to shoot. Or start reloading for it. You can purchase whatever ammo you are looking for online, the only draw back is that you have to plan ahead a little.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:38 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Also depends on how young your son is. 30-06 might have a bit too much of a punch for him on recoil, depending on what weight bullet you use. If it were me and my son were 16 or older and you and if your son ever plan on hunting deer and larger game than deer, I would just get another 270. If you are just gonna do deer and varmints, I would just stick with the trusty old 25-06. A 25-06 can take down elk but a 270 can just plain do it better and at longer range.

I think that I will be a 25-06 fan until I die. Cant say enough good things about it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:34 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

If your son can shoot a 270, why not get another 270 or bump up a bit to 30-06.
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