My younger brother has been hunting for about 4 years now with my old man and myself and he wants to go out and get a rifle. He is in the midst of getting his licence so we are reasching now before we go out to get one. He was given an old 30-06 which neither me or him like (Remington 742 Woodsmaster) which he will be selling to help fund for the new rifle. He is looking for a cheap gun that will shoot. This season coming up looks as if we will be going to Montana for a possible elk, whitetail or mule deer hunt. Then finish off the season with a Northern Ontario Whitetail Hunt. This rifle will have to be able to harest all animals listed. This gun will also be needed to hunt coyotes. It will be a gun used often on coyotes, very often.
I was thinking of the 25-06 would be a good place to start. Where i live and will be coyote hunting
, the law states that anything over .275 cal and bigger can not be used.
So that limits us to a 6.5 cal and down. The 25-06 ammo around us is a little hard to find and drives will have to be 25 mins to get ammo which isn't the biggest deal cause i can reload for it but my brother is more intersted in factory. He wants something my hunting party/friends dont really own. He would like factory ammo not reloaded. something cheap but reliable.
what i came up with was the Savage Edge chambered in a 25-06. What is your opinions on this set up? any other suggestions?