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Old 07-11-2011, 10:11 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

My vote goes to the 25-06... for deer. if you want a coyote rifle then the 6mm's are the way to go!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Say what? The 25-06 is as good or better for deer and yotes than any 6mm or .243!!!

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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

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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 !
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Tell that to all the yotes I've shot with my Ruger heavy barrel 25-06 over the years, LOL! BC is great, but the yote doesn't know what hit him out at considerable distances when I squeeze the trigger and with heavier grain Hornady BTSPs neither do the antelope or mulies! Great town Buffalo and the gateway to the BigHorns! I envy where you live, as every time I go through to the other side where I hunt I wish it was my home too! PS: I'm talking about caliber versatility for the two animals and I'll guarantee I'll kill a deer easily with no fret at a lot further distances than any .243---JMHO.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:52 AM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

Having 2 25-06s and 4 243s = The barrel is the wildcard. One 243 only likes 55grain Noslers and one of the 25-06s really likes the 115 grain BT....Guess which one I use for deer/goats A 25-06 might throw a bullet a little faster but in the real world the accuracy loads will be too close to matter.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:17 PM
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Re: stay 25.06 or go 243??

I'm not going to argue that the .243 isn't a great little killer and in certain circumstances I've used my Sako tackdriver to shoot a deer or two and even a hog right between the eyes at 80 yards. I just prefer to go up the ladder with a little heavier bullet for deer and antelope, just like I move up to a Sako and Model 70 in 30-06 when I go for elk. Sure, the smaller calibers will do the job with the right bullet and a well-placed shot, but I'm of the old school to move up the ladder as the game gets bigger and I don't think anyone would fault me for that.
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