What caliber for the old Man ?

reloaderlen

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Well We have a older gentleman on our lease who once could stack the whitetail up every year and do some fine shooting at the 4 to 500 yard range . He is now in his late 70’s and can’t quite shoot the 7mag he packs very well any more. So the guy’s and I have decided to purchase him something more recoil friendly and gift it to him just before season opens. We still want a caliber able to make a clean kill at 3 to 400 yards .
The calibers we have come up with is
6mm ,243,25-06 . What is your thoughts gentleman?
 

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Seems like any of those would accomplish that goal. I like the 25.06 of those you have listed. Also like the 6.5’s. Does your friend hand load or shoot factory?
 

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I am packing a Ruger American in 6 creed this year for high mountain backpack hunting muleys. I am running our 88g Hammer Hunter at 3330fps. I am effective beyond 500y with this and recoil is very light. I am pretty happy with my light weight set up.

Steve
 

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Cohunt you are right the 270 is a assume round that is why I have a couple of them but the 25-06 is a sweet whitetail round Most everyone that shoots them just praises them for white tails
 

reloaderlen

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Yes the 270 is a Fabulous round
But it’s not about what is the best but what is good yet recoil friendly for a man pushing 80 and moves real slow . Not the Bob Hope playing golf at 80 type but pushing back the recliner type and walks with a cane. My 270’s slightly hurt .
 

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.270 Win or .257 Weatherby. For even less recoil consider the 7/08. That might appeal to a guy who's 7mm in the core, and at least in my mind is probably the most for the least.
 
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