Re: Why is this so hard this year
.25-06...right in the middle there. bullet weights from 70 gr to 120. 115's shoot VERY well. Tons of factory ammo and mild recoil. Just built my first one. with cheapo factory ammo shoots under half inch at 100 with 117gr hornady custom. And the groups were #2,3 and 4 out of the gun. .243 is a great option, but this will have a bit more oomph at 600+.
"If God didn't want you to shoot a deer, he wouldn't have put a white target under their chins..." -Dad to a non-hunting preacher.