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Thread: Deer Rifle 270 or 25-06

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Oh come on He is new don t take the piss just yet!
    Oh all right then. Neither get a 308
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Oh come on He is new don t take the piss just yet!
    Yeah, fair play, .25 Souper would be much less obtuse.

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    Deer Rifle 270 or 25-06

    Yeh, I as well wonder why smaller is asked about? Both longer action but then the make of the rifle makes all the difference, the tikka for instance is basically the same weight in most calibre's apart from longer barrel lengths.
    These new bullet types make the 100grain bullet a dependable choice for most game within reason.
    Within 250m and mainly open hunting I'd suggest however a 308 or a "7mm08".Reload the 130 grain or 120 grain TTSX Barnes bullets for no recoil but also with factory offerings a plenty...
    I will buy a 25-06 one day though. They seem cool. Or should that be the 270-08 lol.
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    25-06 will do what u want out to 250 -300 yrds very nicely.
    117 gn SST's or 120 gn Partitions and good ol Federal power shocks for under 250 yrd

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Oh come on He is new don t take the piss just yet!
    I have noticed you are going easy on him as you have not yet suggested "neither, go the might 308!!!"
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    out of these I would get a 25-06 with a suppressor, low noise , low kick, 100-117 grn projectile, good all rounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    I have noticed you are going easy on him as you have not yet suggested "neither, go the might 308!!!"
    bugger too slow again someone beat me too it

    But please don't get a Tikka there are too many of them in the NZ already!!
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    there is no need for ether at that sort of distance almost any cal would work a 243 for example is a great goat and deer gun at that sort of distance or pretty much anything on the 308 case would be sweet as at that sort of distance on goats or almost any deer there's a few bigger breeds that would was something with a little more knock down

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    Theres a 25-06 tikka with optiloks on trademe. Wouldn't be a bad choice
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    I'd buy a 270, if,
    I get a named brand, medium weighted, lightly used second hand one with a 24" barrel, threaded for 14x1, with proven accuracy, that has been professionally bedded in an exquisitely figured Walnut stock for less than $400.00.

    Otherwise I'd get a 25-06.
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    Go for the 25-06 or the 25/08 IMP makes a great short rifle both will shoot the 117grn at around 3100fps

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    Or a 308 will shoot a 130gr at 3100-3200fps and cut a clean hole with barnes.
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    If you have been using a 270 and do good with it then buy a 270
    if you want to be able to buy ammo nearly at "every chemist" buy a 308 or 270
    If you are a hunter (not a shooter) and don't reload buy a 308 or 270
    either will do the job and the deer will not complain
    but if you are like me and like to "shoot" and mess around reloading, making brass etc, etc then the worlds your oyster
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    There's always one isn't there....
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