Re: opinions on a 25-06 for deer
The furthest I ever had a deer run after being shot with a rifle was over 100 yards or so. That was with a 300 WSM with complete devistation to the inerds. I've shot several deer with 100 gran 243, and they all went between 10 and 30 yards.
I've made similar shots on deer with a bow, and had varying results. Anywhere from 3 steps to 100 yards throught the lungs. Last year I hit a deer in the shoulder, and it dropped like a bad habit. This year I shot a deer through the heart, and it ran way over 100 ards across a field.
Don't know what makes the difference, but I wouldn't worry about the thing you have in the back of your mind. It is very likely you would have had the same result with a much larger gun.
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