In my previous post, I determined that these cartridges are the best bet as a deer & coyote rifle on my budget. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both. From what I've seen, the .25-06 has better ballistics and has heavier bullet weights available for deer. Are a decent amount of varmint loads for it though? The .243 seems to be cheaper, but not as versatile. I'm looking at getting & H&R single shot with a longer barrel (Around 25") to get the most out of the cartridge.