Originally Posted by Tjurgensen
Im looking for a new long range coyote rifle. I have a few rifles picked out depending on the caliber. I cant decide between the 260 remington, the 6.5 creedmore, and the 25-06. Ill be exclusively hunting coyotes at most any ranges within 500 yards, and I may be doing some target shooting farther than that. I dont need a fur friendly cartridge so that isnt a problem. Recoil also wont be a problem and I think factory ammo cost is pretty similar between the three. I dont have any experience with the three so any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If your shots are squeezed for time and you can't get a good range reading, then the 25-06 is probably the better choice because it is higher velocity for flatter trajectories and less sensitivity to range estimates.
If you are skilled at getting ranges fast, the 260 Rem is the better choice because you can dial in the drop and 140 grain high BC bullets will move less in the wind.
The weakness of the 25-06 is that there are no bullets with BCs above about 0.475 and it will always be moving more in the wind than 140 grain bullets in a .260 Rem.
The .260 is a clear winner for shooting paper targets at known ranges.