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#3169636 - 02/19/13 11:20 AM 25-06 or 7mm 08
fullstream
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So I'm getting a new rifle and was about convinced to get a 25-06 but have started looking at 7mm 08's. this will be a field gun with shots up to 300. Would love to hear thoughts from those familiar with both.
Thanks Steve

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#3169641 - 02/19/13 11:29 AM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: fullstream]
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I have both, I like the heavier available bullet weights for the 7-08 for deer. The 25-06 is a hot little cartridge though, I like it for coyote long range.

Know your rifle, load, and dope and you are good with either.

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#3169675 - 02/19/13 12:12 PM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
EastTNHunter
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Long action vs. short action. I like the short action.
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#3169678 - 02/19/13 12:19 PM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
280longshot
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I can only comment on the 7-08 from my own experience. It has been a very accurate round, kills very well,love the availability of bullets,and it fits in a short action light weight rifle.
But just like ratsnakeboogy said know your rifle and spend time at the range shooting. You will have no problem with it at 300yrds.
I love my 7-08 of course I'm partial to .284 bullets anyway!


Edited by 280longshot (02/19/13 12:22 PM)
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#3169679 - 02/19/13 12:21 PM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: EastTNHunter]
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I have and have taken deer with both and each has done the job very well. I would like to think the 25 will reach out there a little more, but how far do you want to go. If I had to chose I think I would go with the 25, but you can't go wrong either way.
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#3169727 - 02/19/13 01:36 PM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: KPH]
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flip a coin


25/06 110 accubond

or

7/08 120 nbt

result is dead what ever
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#3169763 - 02/19/13 02:19 PM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: Deer Assassin]
1 good shot
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can't go wrong either way
ammo availiabilty is about the same

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#3170385 - 02/20/13 01:16 AM Re: 25-06 or 7mm 08 [Re: 1 good shot]
tasaman
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I have 25/06. Ammo is not cheap for it. Can't say 7mm08 is any cheaper but 25 is bout buck fitty a round.
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