Help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by engles5, May 15, 2012.

  1. engles5

    engles5 New Member

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    I'm torn between two very different rifles 25/06 or the 7mmmag I'm hunting deer out to 200 yards I'm I'm going nuts help
     
  2. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    They both kill deer well IF hit in the vitals with a good bullet. If deer was MY goal I would choose the 25-06 as recoil, price per round, rifle weight are all less with the 25-06.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    25/06 would be my choice all day long over a 7mm Magnum,or go with a 7mm-08.
    Either one will be an excellent deer killing tool,without the recoil of the Magnum round.
     
  4. shon0331

    shon0331 New Member

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    25-06 all day. once you fire it you'll love it.
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Agree whole heartedly w both these. I'm a 7 mag man myself but my 7 mag gets used for elk also.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  6. Diver9543

    Diver9543 New Member

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    I will have to agree with the 25-06. A lighter rifle makes for easier carrying on a hunt. At the distances you are going to be shooting it will be a very straight shooting round. The lighter round will aid in shoulder pain after a day of fun at the range. Also, if you start reloading you can save on ammo for any of your weapons.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    If you are sure your not going to hunt over 200 yards no lets say 300 yards you don't need a cartidge that can very easliy shoot to 400 yards and beyound. Why not pick a 257roberts, 260rem, 7-08, or 308. Shorter , lighter no need of the 24" barrel. Do it with a short action 18 to 20" barreled rifle will be plenty with these cartidges.

    I love my 7mm rem mag but for knowing I will hunt short I will take my old 308 every time.
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I would be inclined to go with the old tried & true .308 Winchester myself...................
     
  9. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Out to a whole whopping 200 yards eh? Hmmm...
    How in the world did you get to the point of choosing between these two chamberings!?
     
  10. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    What's wrong w/ 200 yards? Most hunting, man or animal, happens right around that distance.

    I would probably go w/ .308. Cheap and easy to find.
     
  11. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Here's some help, use a more specific thread title next time, ya troll.
     
  12. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    That's sorta the point Mike. At that range which is the larger population: calibers that would or would not be useful?
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Out of the 2 choices I would pick the 25-06. Why those 2 choices? I have to agree the 308 would be a better choice. Cheaper ammo, better bullet selection, easy on barrels and a short action.