Re: Help me plan out a mid range rifle? .25-06 & light barrel experts needed.
The 6.5-284 option is interesting, so I decided to start comparing ammunition availability/price. First off was HSM Trophy Gold (the only factory loading of Berger Bullets I'm aware of):
.25-06 115 grain VLD: $32.99
6.5-284 140 Grain VLD:$59.99!!!
I don't think I can afford that one! And this price ratio seems to be pretty even for other factory loads as well. The more ammunition I can afford, the more I can shoot--the more I can shoot, the more I can learn. Thank you for the suggestion, and maybe when I can get set back up for handloading (Probably a year or two) I'll give the 6.5-284 a try.
The .25-06 is still looking good to me...thanks everyone for the suggestions, please keep them coming!
I'm going to do some back post reading, and try and answer some of the questions that popped up after everyone's suggestions, and if I can't answer them I'll post them here for further review.