Re: 25-06 vs 243
Shorter barrel and loss of accuracy are not related, infact it is said that shorter = more accurate due to less vibration and barrel harmonics. What you get with a shorter barrel is more muzzle blast and less velocity which results in more drop at longer ranges. I agree a model 7 in 7mm-08 sound great. Dad has one in a 700 Mountain Rifle and its a joy to carry, and my brother killed his only bear with it.
Spilled blood on our hands fuels reverence for our quarry.