Hey everyone glad to be here. I am new at this so please bare with me. I currently have a .223 that I plan on using for close in varmint work (0 - 300 yrs.) I am considering a Ruger #1 V in 25-06 for the longer shots and also have the ability to take deer sized animals. I have also looked at the 243 & 6MM Remington to fit the same bill. I am leaning toward the 25-06! As you can see I am a little fickle. Any advise would be appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help.