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Which do I buy #3911768 01/03/13 02:56 PM
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Thinking about either a 25/06 or .270, not my first or second rifle just got the itch for something new.

Which direction would you go?

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Tough call. I'm a fan of the .270, but i'd go with the 25.06 as well. I'm personally in the market for one too.

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I've never messed with a 25.06 but a 270 isa mighty fine caliber

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Craig Boddington once called the .270 America's best caliber! I've shot both the .25-06 and the .270 for several years, but prefer the .270 over any other caliber that I shoot. I've taken elk, deer, hogs, predtors, and turkeys with a .270 rifle that I've had since 1980.


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Re: Which do I buy [Re: jdickey] #3911930 01/03/13 03:32 PM
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270. Shoot the same case but a heavier bullet. Never let me down


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Re: Which do I buy [Re: senko86] #3912126 01/03/13 04:19 PM
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270 gets my vote


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*sigh* at all the people who think they can answer the question without first getting more information....

Such as:
What rifles do you have now?


ie. if you already have a .223, .243, and .257 Roberts, but nothing bigger, the .270 would be the better choice. If, otoh, you have a 30-.06, .308, .338, and .475 H&H, then the .25-.06 is the better choice.


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Originally Posted By: Chris Barnes
*sigh* at all the people who think they can answer the question without first getting more information....

Such as:
What rifles do you have now?


ie. if you already have a .223, .243, and .257 Roberts, but nothing bigger, the .270 would be the better choice. If, otoh, you have a 30-.06, .308, .338, and .475 H&H, then the .25-.06 is the better choice.


To answer your question Chris, I currently have:

.223, .243, 7x57, (2) 30/06

I may trade/sell one of the 30/06 for a scope once I have the new rifle.

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I would go with the .270. Of course I am a little partial to them,I own two, one being a wsm. That being said, If I were going to buy another gun, I would probably go with a 25-06 or a .243 since I already have two .270's. I like long range shooting.

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Just got a Browning a-bolt this year in 25-06 and I love it

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Originally Posted By: TCB
Originally Posted By: Chris Barnes
*sigh* at all the people who think they can answer the question without first getting more information....

Such as:
What rifles do you have now?


ie. if you already have a .223, .243, and .257 Roberts, but nothing bigger, the .270 would be the better choice. If, otoh, you have a 30-.06, .308, .338, and .475 H&H, then the .25-.06 is the better choice.


To answer your question Chris, I currently have:

.223, .243, 7x57, (2) 30/06

I may trade/sell one of the 30/06 for a scope once I have the new rifle.
IMHO you can trade off one 30/06 and go with the 25-06. The 30-06 that you have will do everything that the .270 can, while the 25-06 would be a nice step up from the .223/.243 that you already have. You could also go the other way and get a .300 WM or .338 WM.


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Re: Which do I buy [Re: TonyLama] #3913072 01/03/13 08:40 PM
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Id say the .270 is the all around better gun of the two. But given your current collection, id go with the 25-06.

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Own a .222, .223, .243, .25-06, .270, .30-06, and 7mm mag.

Given the choice between the .25-06 and . 270, I prefer to the .25-06. Flat shooting gun with plenty of knock down.

Re: Which do I buy [Re: Chris Barnes] #3913266 01/03/13 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris Barnes
*sigh* at all the people who think they can answer the question without first getting more information....


The OP's question was 270 or 25-06, pretty straightforward if you ask me.


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Originally Posted By: jdickey
Craig Boddington once called the .270 America's best caliber! I've shot both the .25-06 and the .270 for several years, but prefer the .270 over any other caliber that I shoot. I've taken elk, deer, hogs, predtors, and turkeys with a .270 rifle that I've had since 1980.


Done the same in the panhandle with a 25-06..WT's, Elk, pronghorns, predator s and a turkey or two


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i love my 270. Great all around gun and ammo is decently priced.

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I vote .270 but I am biased. Been shooting one for ever and will keep shooting forever. Love that little ruger m77!

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I vote .270

Everyone should have a 270 in their arsenal. Great round and ammo is always available.

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