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#519596 - 12/07/07 06:18 AM Help ! Decisions , Decisions
buzzr46
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Okay, I've shot the 7mm-08 and wanted one. Now I've shot the 25-06, like it too. Which would you go with and why?
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#519614 - 12/07/07 06:47 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: buzzr46]
Whelen Man
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Get the one that's in the rifle you like best. Both are good.
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#519709 - 12/07/07 08:04 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Whelen Man]
JeepKuntry
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I haven't shot either, but both guns get great reviews. If you like both guns, buy whatever gun you can get the best deal on.
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#519748 - 12/07/07 08:29 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: JeepKuntry]
Model70Man
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Get them both. That seems to be my way of dealing with rifle decisions.
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#519836 - 12/07/07 09:16 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Model70Man]
buzzr46
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Get them both. That seems to be my way of dealing with rifle decisions.


I would but I think the subsequent divorce and child support would be bad, real bad. LOL
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#520070 - 12/07/07 11:15 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: ]
comprifleshooter
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Ross. If you like a short action go with the 7. If action length doesn't matter, go with the 25. I like the 25 myself.
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#520117 - 12/07/07 11:54 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Whelen Man]
Tiny
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 Originally Posted By: Whelen Man
Get the one that's in the rifle you like best. Both are good.


Dittos.
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#520245 - 12/07/07 01:33 PM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Tiny]
300WSM
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I've got the 25-06 in a winchester model 70. It's my favorite gun. Doesn't kick and is a tackdriver.
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#520342 - 12/07/07 02:25 PM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: 300WSM]
Tikkabuck
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I have both,both are excellent cartridge's. That being said I hunt more with my 7mm-08,if I'm not thinking (which happens alot)and reach in the safe for a rifle and out comes the 7,don't have a reason why,just does. But they are both deer slayers.
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#520421 - 12/07/07 03:16 PM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Tikkabuck]
Hillbilly Hunter
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the 7mm-08 offers a better bullet weight selection. The 25-06 is flatter shooting...... it would depend on where and how you hunt. Large open fields, I give the nod the .25. In the woods, i would go with the 7mm-08
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#521193 - 12/08/07 06:43 AM Re: Help ! Decisions , Decisions [Re: Tikkabuck]
bighead 1
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Both will do the job,really like the 7mm-08but the 25-06 would make a great bean field gun ,long shots.
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