Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
Say what? The 25-06 is as good or better for deer and yotes than any 6mm or .243!!!
6mm and 243 With a 7.5 twist barrel will put a 25-06 to shame for coyotes. With the 105 amax, 107 smk or 115 VLD/Dtac, a 25-06 looses ! Ask me how I know ;-)
the higher BC bullets trump the 25 cal...
On your original question, the 7mm-08 is an incredible option too. Greater selection of bullets, Higher BC than the 25-06 and little recoil. My 12 year old shoots one for deer, antelope and elk. Incredible round !