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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    There's always one isn't there....
    I have a 6.5 but its not a x55 nor a Tikka. Soon I will have 2, 6.5s and neither will be x55 or Tikkas

    AND neither would kill deer better or deader'er than the 270 or 308 as much as I like to believe they will

    I also once owned a Remington M700 in 25/05 was accurate as hell and I sold it (along with everything else) to scrape up enough $$ for a deposit for a house. Wish I never sold it but thems the breaks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    There's always one isn't there....
    gotta love a good 6.5 its a great cal and its slow as piss your about to say well no off the shelf ammo is because the yanks don't want people to blow up there old weak as piss m96's they say they are old and week but they are actually a very strong action anyway I know I guy whos most likely shot more deer than me you or you or most others on this forum could dream of shooting.... now his sako 20inch barrel gets close to 2800 with a 140gn bullet I've watched him shoot it over the crony with my own eyes yes ok maybe that's a little slower than say a 7mm-08 or 308 with the same size bullet but the deer don't seem to run off screaming ah that hurt they are 99% of the time dead as two sacks of shit before they even hit the ground with an exit hole big enough for 2 fists in the other shoulder

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    Out to 250m a 243 is awesome ,all anyone needs . Second choice ....too many, anything like 2506,6.5x55,7m-08,308,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    gotta love a good 6.5 its a great cal and its slow as piss your about to say well no off the shelf ammo is because the yanks don't want people to blow up there old weak as piss m96's they say they are old and week but they are actually a very strong action anyway I know I guy whos most likely shot more deer than me you or you or most others on this forum could dream of shooting.... now his sako 20inch barrel gets close to 2800 with a 140gn bullet I've watched him shoot it over the crony with my own eyes yes ok maybe that's a little slower than say a 7mm-08 or 308 with the same size bullet but the deer don't seem to run off screaming ah that hurt they are 99% of the time dead as two sacks of shit before they even hit the ground with an exit hole big enough for 2 fists in the other shoulder
    You could say the same thing about lots of calibers (and people).
    A few thou difference in diameter and a few grains of powder up or down doesn't make much difference.
    The real world difference between 2506 & 270 (and a whole bunch of others) is so minimal you might as well just buy the one that has the prettiest ammo packet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    You could say the same thing about lots of calibers (and people).
    A few thou difference in diameter and a few grains of powder up or down doesn't make much difference.
    The real world difference between 2506 & 270 (and a whole bunch of others) is so minimal you might as well just buy the one that has the prettiest ammo packet.
    100% agree for general hunting you could almost walk into the gunshop and say hay I want a common cal hunting rifle with decent ammo readily get able at a good price and pretty much anything they will sell you including a 223 (though not my 1st choice) with correct shot placement will work a treat

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    All the above is correct. But the 25/06 is much cooler than a boring old 308 (or a 270 for that matter) so get that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    All the above is correct. But the 25/06 is much cooler than a boring old 308 (or a 270 for that matter) so get that.
    No its a girls cal
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    Learners 270 eh @Gibo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Learners 270 eh @Gibo.
    Ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    All the above is correct. But the 25/06 is much cooler than a boring old 308 (or a 270 for that matter) so get that.
    Ammo isnt always on the shelf with some cals esp in backward little towns ... . Some places down the coast wouldnt of even heard of a 2506 little thou have ammo in their shops ... Stick to the popular true and tested 243 or 308, cant go wrong ... (no point going 7m-08, they were hip few years ago but people are seeing the light now ... ... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    gotta love a good 6.5 its a great cal and its slow as piss your about to say well no off the shelf ammo is because the yanks don't want people to blow up there old weak as piss m96's they say they are old and week but they are actually a very strong action anyway I know I guy whos most likely shot more deer than me you or you or most others on this forum could dream of shooting.... now his sako 20inch barrel gets close to 2800 with a 140gn bullet I've watched him shoot it over the crony with my own eyes yes ok maybe that's a little slower than say a 7mm-08 or 308 with the same size bullet but the deer don't seem to run off screaming ah that hurt they are 99% of the time dead as two sacks of shit before they even hit the ground with an exit hole big enough for 2 fists in the other shoulder
    You would be talking about madness? I thought his sako was launching 140gr corelokts well over that speed as I remember him saying he was using magnum primers and a few grains over max on win 760 or has he tamed his 6.5 load a bit these days.

    As for the original posters question I had a 25-06 once and the rifle was pretty accurate but bullet weight is limited to 117-120 grains whereas the 270 you have a better choice of bullet weights, I used to avoid shooting a 270 at all costs for quite a while as all I used to hear it will boot you etc (which is the biggest crock of shit out there). I have owned a 270 now for almost a year and love shooting it and even the 140 grain bullets are pleasant to shoot.
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    Man up get a real caliber 3006
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    In a way nothing wrong with all calibers mention above.
    My concern is just the efficiency of them.
    A 270 130 gr goes around 3050 fps .
    When you can push a 308 130 gr barnes with similar BC at around the same speed in a shorter barrel and short action why stick with those big boomers?

    Same thing with a 25-06 Vs a 6.5( be it creedmoor, 260 or 47) .you can push a 120 gr at similar speeds.

    The 280 and 30-06 ( and the improved versions) are another class of their own.that is another story.

    My 2 cents.

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    Deer Rifle 270 or 25-06

    270 has been my choice for 3yrs now . I rate it . Can shoot Up to 300 mts with no hold over . Nice Clean kills so far . The 270 seems to get bad press , I've yet to find a weakness at the ranges I shoot , I should add that you really need a suppresser as the recoils not excessive but it's sharp .
    The bad press can work in your favour , second hand guns go for a song , and quite often with all the bolt on bits . The $500 you save put towards better glass which at the end of the day makes better logic
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    I have both, a 25-06 sako finnlight and a 270 win in remington mountain rifle,
    running 110gr accubonds in the .25 cal and 140 gr in the .270.
    Field difference, both are very capable, out further than most can reliable shoot, under field conditions.
    The 25-06 really needs a longer barrel 22" mininum, 24" is better. to burn all the powder, something to concider if you might chop, shorten barrel.
    The .270 might be a better choice, if you do a lot of thar, or are planning on hunting for waps, in fiordland
    All thought I have shot dozens more deer with the .270, I like the 25-06 better, and it really seams to get, lots of dead right there kills.
    The 110 accubond is a great bullet, along with the 120gr fusion factory load. for the 2506.
    No wrong choice, both are great choices, firing a seansiable weight bullet (100-150g) for NZ sized game. with moderate recoil, and plenty of choices for rifles and ammo.

 

 

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