Re: How has your 25-06 treated you?
Three jones, my son bought a heavy barrel Ruger tang model 77 in 25-06 at a moving sale. It had what looks like a custom made thumbhole maple stock and two 3x9 scopes a nice case, all for $260. Cleaned it up, lightened the trigger, epoxy bedded, refinished the stock, 4x16x50 scope and 115 Bergers with H4831 SC. Wow, shot .330 at 100 yds. Tried it on Javalina at 420+ yards and tore the top of the neck and back of the head up. Note: for some reason it shot crappy with Winchester brass, but switched to Hornady brass and the accuracy was there. He will use it on a mule deer hunt as soon as he draws a tag. We both own .257 Wby, but they are not as accurate. Good luck and get the kid hunting.