What would you do?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by cont520, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. cont520

    cont520 Active Member

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    Im tossing around a couple calibers for a new build. I am trying to decide between a 25-06 or a 7mm08. Its going to be a hunting rifle and might shoot paper with it as well. Which caliber would you recommend and why? Thank you in advance
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    What are you going to be hunting with it and what would be your max range?
     

  3. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    7-08 has better bullet BC and heavier bullets but the 25-06 is faster how about something in the middle like the 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 the best of both worlds you get speed with heavy high BC bullets

    But if you stuck on the two then 7-08 for heavy high BC bullets
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with ether one but I prefer the 7/08 because of the bullet selection, it is a necked down 308 (That cant be bad) it is deadly for targets at 1000 yards, and deer size game out to
    600+ yards and varmints as far as you can hit them. It also works in a short action and needs
    only 22 to 24'' of barrel to perform.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. cont520

    cont520 Active Member

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    Sorry I should have specified I will be hunting bean fields in sc and pastures in Florida. I plan on hunting primarily deer, hogs, and predators. I plan on using a remington 700 platform along with at most a 26-28'' hart barrel. I have not selected a stock yet but it most likely will be a manners
     
  6. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    With a 26" barrel the 7-08 will serve you very well, though there is not a thing wrong with the 25-06. With hogs in the mix though definitely the 7-08 just for the more substantial bullets.
     
  7. reelamin

    reelamin Well-Known Member

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    7-08...because of better bullet selection for what you are going to hunt.
     
  8. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    mix it together and get a 280 or better yet a 280 AI ;)
     
  9. cont520

    cont520 Active Member

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    Already have a 280 ai. Its a little heavy to carry rifle alone weighs 17 lbs with a 28'' barrel. I guess I could rebarrel it and make it a hunting rifle but I sure do like shooting paper with it
     
  10. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that you were already looking at a long action with the 25-06 and the other option being a short action in 7mm so I figured the 280 would better option than the two you had. So build a lighter 280 ;) If going to a short action Im really tempted to build a 6mm AI or a 260 as my mountain gun for deer and black bear
     
  11. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    I second the 7/08 due to heavier bullet selection.