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    .270 or 7mm-08?

    Hi all
    I've been hunting for around four years now and thinking its time to upgrade my old 25-06.
    I am a bit undecided on weather to go for a .270 or a 7mm-08, the hunting I do is about a 50/50 split between deer and tahr most of the shots I take are around 100m but I would like to start taking longer shots.
    Cheers for any advice!

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    Get a .284 mate. They are the goods. Coupke around at the mo too
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    7mm 08 over the 270 mate

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    What is your old 25/06? If it is a good base like a sako it might be worth re barreling and giving a new youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz View Post
    Hi all
    I've been hunting for around four years now and thinking its time to upgrade my old 25-06.
    I am a bit undecided on weather to go for a .270 or a 7mm-08, the hunting I do is about a 50/50 split between deer and tahr most of the shots I take are around 100m but I would like to start taking longer shots.
    Cheers for any advice!
    Bloody heathen! what you mean "upgrade" your 25-06!

    Longer shots?: a properly loaded 25-06 kills Tahr out to and past 400 with no drama, I've had all sorts from .243 to .338 Lap and I keep coming back to my 25-06's as my go to rifle, (well till a couple of days ago, but that's another story)

    Don't think you deserve a 25odd, better give it to me before you hurt it's feelings.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Get a .284 mate. They are the goods. Coupke around at the mo too
    or 280
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    Go 30-06
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    Ill sell you my t3 7mm08 so i can one of the 284

    Pm for details
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    thee old calibre debate, most rifles shoot stuff dead, depends what you want out of your new rifle, suppressed, range, dialling up, do you reload?

    If it's not broken why fix it maybe just get a new rifle in 25 06, tikka do them.

    If you want to change I would try to find a mate/ mates mate with the rifle you want and shoot it.

    I have a nz hunter bushpig 308 and confident out to 300, but I am getting a rem mag for the + 300 shots, if that wall hanger stag pops out you want to nail it.

    Good luck mate
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    Everyone should if they have a chance give the old 270 a whirl....too many folk talk phish about the 270 without having ever hunting with one..........

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    Yeah you cant really go wrong with any of the popular rounds. There really isnt much in them beyond personal choice (and lipstick colour if you like 7-08's).
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    or 280
    Good advice. Just rebarrel your 25/06 to .280 Rem. If you want a shorter, lighter rifle then a T3 7m/08 or .308.
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    I've always thought of 270 as just being inefficient - a fair bit of extra noise and recoil for no advantage. Whatever floats your boat though, I know other people like it.

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    .270 or 7mm-08?

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    or 280
    Or go classy and get a 7x64 or .275 Rigby (7x57) virtually identical ballistics but way sexier!
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    Ha now I'm even more undecided! I guess like what c404 said you can't realy go wrong
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