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Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

I'm building a new rifle off an old Remington 721 action. The rifle will primarily be used for coyote, hogs, and deer (in that order) and enough power to take a mule deer if the opprotunity was ever available. I do want to stick with a long action round and something without a lot of recoil. Most shooting will be inside 200yds but I want enough killing power to go out to 500yds. I have a couple calliber options in mind but I'd like everyones opinions on what they'd use. It doesn't have to be a commercial cartridge but I want something I can easily get brass for. It will not be a long barreled rifle, 20-24" (the shorter the better). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

    Sounds like you are talking about the 25-06.
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    Re: Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

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    Sounds like you are talking about the 25-06.
    Definitely at the top of the list. Jusrt curious as to wheather there may be one I'm overlooking.
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    Re: Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

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    Sounds like you are talking about the 25-06.

    25-06 for a factory cartridge if that is important.
    6.5-06 for a way better bullet selection if you reload.

    I shoot a 25 wssm, same as a 25-06 in a short action. Very handy truck gun.
    What recoil?
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    Re: Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

    Don't forget the 260 its perfect for a 22-24 inch barrel
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    Don't forget the 260 its perfect for a 22-24 inch barrel
    Does it work well in a LA? Using remington DM, any feeding issues?
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    Re: Varmint\Medium game rifle build caliber selection?

    25-06
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