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Unread 09-30-2012, 10:04 PM
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What would you do?

Im tossing around a couple calibers for a new build. I am trying to decide between a 25-06 or a 7mm08. Its going to be a hunting rifle and might shoot paper with it as well. Which caliber would you recommend and why? Thank you in advance
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    Unread 09-30-2012, 10:12 PM
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    Re: What would you do?

    What are you going to be hunting with it and what would be your max range?
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    Re: What would you do?

    7-08 has better bullet BC and heavier bullets but the 25-06 is faster how about something in the middle like the 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 the best of both worlds you get speed with heavy high BC bullets

    But if you stuck on the two then 7-08 for heavy high BC bullets
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    Unread 09-30-2012, 10:51 PM
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    Re: What would you do?

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    Im tossing around a couple calibers for a new build. I am trying to decide between a 25-06 or a 7mm08. Its going to be a hunting rifle and might shoot paper with it as well. Which caliber would you recommend and why? Thank you in advance
    Nothing wrong with ether one but I prefer the 7/08 because of the bullet selection, it is a necked down 308 (That cant be bad) it is deadly for targets at 1000 yards, and deer size game out to
    600+ yards and varmints as far as you can hit them. It also works in a short action and needs
    only 22 to 24'' of barrel to perform.

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    Unread 09-30-2012, 11:29 PM
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    Re: What would you do?

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    What are you going to be hunting with it and what would be your max range?
    Sorry I should have specified I will be hunting bean fields in sc and pastures in Florida. I plan on hunting primarily deer, hogs, and predators. I plan on using a remington 700 platform along with at most a 26-28'' hart barrel. I have not selected a stock yet but it most likely will be a manners
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    Re: What would you do?

    With a 26" barrel the 7-08 will serve you very well, though there is not a thing wrong with the 25-06. With hogs in the mix though definitely the 7-08 just for the more substantial bullets.
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    Unread 10-01-2012, 02:43 PM
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    Re: What would you do?

    7-08...because of better bullet selection for what you are going to hunt.
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