Re: 25-06 or .243?
I own a rem. Model 700 with lilja barrel in 25-06; both .243 and 25-06 perform well on varmits; the 25-06 is much better for deer at the ranges you describe(in my opinion). heavier bullets can buck the wind and retain energy and speed. Recoil is not an issue with either. Check with .243 owners as to the need to frequently trim cases. good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]