Ballistics are not really close between the quarter bores but both are very good, IMO. I have a 25-06 and my brother has a 257 roberts both do the job. The following is a remington ballistics chartjon8777 said:257 Roberts is a slightly shorter case/steeper neck than the 25-06. They shot the same sized bullets and have similar balistics.
Guys either like the 257 or 25-06, kinda like Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge.
Doogie501 said:I recently acquired a 1st. gen contender. Haven't had much time to shoot it, but I'm practically in love with it. The match grade 22lr barrel is a dream. My christmas present to myself this year is going to be a Pro Hunter. Now if I can only decide which caliber for deer.
I've always had a 308, but looking to switch it up a little.