I am a relativity new hunter, mainly hunting in open country looking for deer and goats up to 250m (max). I am looking at buying a rifle. I have really only used 270's for this hunting in the past but looking at a 25-06 just as it is a little lighter. wanting some feed back as to weather im heading down the right track, feel free to suggest our calibers please. I just want something smaller then a 270 that will still reliable bring down a deer at 250m. I am willing to listen if the 270 is the best choice.