Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?
Thanks for all of the great info guys. I totally forgot to put the .243 in there. I have been considering that as well. I do like the idea of the 6.5 calibers because of the heavier bullet choices for whitetails. I have to admit I really am leaning toward the 6.5x55 because I really regret selling my old one (but when you are 14 and scrounging together $ to buy a big boy gun '.30-06' you don't consider sentimental things). And all 4 deer I killed with my swede where one shot kills. The other thing swaying me back toward the.243, .25-06 or the .257 Roy is that my initial idea was to start with a stock Weatherby Vanguard and then add/exchange components (trigger, stock, barrel, etc.) as funds become available and these are the only available calibers. Howa does make the 6.5x55 in there 1500... so again that is appealing to me.