25-06 vs. 22-250

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by BullseyePrecision, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Im getting ready to buy a new rifle manly varmint. Im looking at getting one of these calibers. Anyone have some good input that might help me decide.
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Bullseye,

    If I was only going to hunt varmints! It would be the 22-250 over the 25-06 would be my choice! Or the 243 Winchester would be a better choice over the 25-06 for varmints. However, if you had future plans are to deer hunt or similar game in the future then my choice would be the 25-06 for starters! The reason for the previous comments would be based on availability and cost of the ammunition. And of course the selection of the game you are hunting.

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  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I was looking at both these calibers too a whole back. I ended up getting the 06 because the 22-250 doesn't have as much of an ammo weight variety. That and I can shoot deer and hog as well with it
     
  4. BullseyePrecision

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    That was a reason I was looking at. The 22-250 is such a light round if it hits even a blade of grass on the way to its target its going to incenerate. Hows the recoil on yours? I didnt know how they compared. Whats your brand you have?
     
  5. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    I thought ammo for the 22-250 was about 10 dollars a box higher then the 06?
     
  6. BikerRN

    BikerRN New Member

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    I've used the 22-250 on kangaroo but prefer the 25-06.

    If coyote was the largest I was going to hunt then the 22-250 would get the nod. If however I had the slightest chance of having to use the rifle on goat, deer, or antelope then I'd select the 25-06 and not look back.
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I have a Howa 1500. The recoil isn't too bad. A little less than my .308, my 15 year old sister uses it as a deer gun
     

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  8. bigdaddy573

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    Where I live a box of rimington cost about 21 and a box of winchester silvertip cost 35 i think but u can buy a box of 40 for 30 somthing
     
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I can a box of either one for about the same price at Midway, its just the .25-06 will do everything (plus) that a .22-250 will do. The plus being shoot a lot heavier bullet..........
     
  10. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    You have both or shot both? Ehich do you prefer?
     
  11. Txhillbilly

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    I'd pick a 25/06 or 243,they are both great calibers for varmints to mule deer.
    I have always liked the 25/06,and my Savage 110FLP is a tack driver.
     
  12. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Hows the recoil?
     
  13. dks7895

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    For varmints, I prefer the 223. Ammo is a lot cheaper and it is very effective on varmints with proper bullets. Recoil is next to nothing as well. If you want one rifle for whitetail and varmints, the 243 is a good choice. IMO the 22-250 is not worth the added cost in ammo, and I don't like long action bolt guns like the 25-06.
     
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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    bullseye, i agree with the others, if you were only varmint hunting,then go withe 22-250, excellent caliber, flat shooting and fast, gentle recoil. now if you were wanting to maybe hunt deer size game also, the 25-06 would be a better choice, good selection of varied bullet weights for varmints and deer sized game, flat shooting, gentle recoil. some have suggested the 243, also an excellent recommendation, and very versatile for varmints or deer. some states have a caliber minimum for deer, and if so, then the 243 will be the smallest size that can be legally used. i like all three of these calibers, and deciding what your needs are will help you pick the one you need. if you decide on the 22-250 or the 25-06, check out the Marlin X7, accurate, decently priced, well built. i own three of them as of now, XS7 in 7mm-08, XL7 in 25-06, and a XS7VH in 308. they also have the 22-250 in the XS7VH, which has the longer and heavier barrel. check them out, you won't be disappointed, i like mine a lot!