Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Cactus Rancher, Coolhandsluke, dan85, Widgeon71, he he
60457 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77420
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43786
BOBO the Clown 41107
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32643
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60457 Members
45 Forums
476009 Topics
6244266 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6485929 - 10/07/16 09:41 PM 25-06 VS 280 Rem
Erny Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Smith County
Ok I have been looking for a while and decided to pull the trigger and get a new mountain rifle. I am going to get it in either a 25-06 or 280 Rem. Any thoughts on either caliber? I plan on using the rifle as true mountain rifle for well .......mountain hunts! I plan on using it for sheep and goats but may carry in on wilderness deer/elk hunts that require a lot of hiking. I am thinking the 280 would be a better choice for elk sized critters maybe even a bear, but the 25-06 should have more manageable recoil and more choices and accesibilty of ammunition. The balistics I looked up show both pretty similar with the 25-06 being a little flatter.


Edited by Erny (10/07/16 09:45 PM)

Top
#6485936 - 10/07/16 09:49 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
To me that's not even a question 280

Although I would go 28 nobler myself

Top
#6485948 - 10/07/16 09:57 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Cleric]
Erny Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Smith County
Originally Posted By: Cleric
To me that's not even a question 280

Although I would go 28 nobler myself
. The rifle I am buying does not come in 28 Nosler. So that is not really an option.

Top
#6485959 - 10/07/16 10:02 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
30378 Offline


Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 2824
Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
There is really no comparison. The 280 wins hands down. Coupled with the proper projectile for the game hunted it will cleanly take anything in North America.
_________________________
NRA Endowment Member - Free men should not be subjected to permits, paperwork and taxation in order to carry a firearm.

Top
#6485963 - 10/07/16 10:04 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
gusick Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/19/13
Posts: 1291
The 280 would be more versatile with the heavier bullets. I've never shot a 280, but how bad can the recoil be? I can't imagine that it's much different than a 270 and 270 isn't bad at all. I think the 280 would would be one of the better mountain rifle rounds.

Top
#6486004 - 10/07/16 10:27 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6220
Loc: Wise Co.
I think gusick hit the nail on the head. The .280 is just more cartridge than the .25-06 is.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6486037 - 10/07/16 10:47 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
DStroud Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1156
Loc: Waco
Love the 25-06 but for your application its a easy answer...280 all the way. Put on a muzzle break if you think the recoil would be more than you could tolerate. Its really a great caliber if you reload.

Top
#6486057 - 10/07/16 11:01 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
Slow Drifter Online   content


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4253
Loc: Central Texas
I'll play the spoiler here. 25-06 with 100 or 120g Green Box you'll be fine.
_________________________
"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

A. Einstein


Top
#6486067 - 10/07/16 11:15 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Slow Drifter]
JJH Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 3434
Loc: Katy
25/06 for deer-sized critters. Throw elk in the mix and the 280 wins.

Top
#6486081 - 10/07/16 11:23 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: JJH]
Slow Drifter Online   content


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4253
Loc: Central Texas
25-06 is plenty for elk.
_________________________
"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

A. Einstein


Top
#6486084 - 10/07/16 11:25 PM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6220
Loc: Wise Co.
Maybe so...but don't you think the .280 would be better?

I do.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6486110 - 10/08/16 01:11 AM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: DStroud]
RedSnake Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 3002
Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
Originally Posted By: DStroud
Love the 25-06 but for your application its a easy answer...280 all the way. Put on a muzzle break if you think the recoil would be more than you could tolerate. Its really a great caliber if you reload.


With a muzzlebreak my 280ai has less felt recoil than my 270
_________________________


by RedSnake Enterprises, LLC
www.i-Solunar.com

Top
#6486129 - 10/08/16 05:21 AM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
bholt Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Georgetown,TX
I love my 25-06 and have shot lots of deer with it, never been elk hunting but I here lots of controversy over using a .270, so my choice is simple, .25 for deer and a .280 for elk.

Top
#6486130 - 10/08/16 05:29 AM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: bholt]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
The 25-06 only wishes it could do what the 280 can.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#6486137 - 10/08/16 06:14 AM Re: 25-06 VS 280 Rem [Re: Erny]
bholt Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Georgetown,TX
I don't know mine drives nails at 100 yards, but I know my rifle and it's limitations or rather mine, but at under 150 yds. on hogs I am not opposed to taking an ear shot. I will be the first to admit when you start talking elk and bear I lose that warm and fuzzy feeling, simply because I have never hunted them.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide