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From a big game only perspective, is there any reason to choose a .25-06 over the .270?
 

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The .25/06 may be a tad flatter shooting, but the difference is negligible. The .270 with 150 grain bullets packs more of a whallop esp at long distance.
 

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NONE that I could give, don't send a kid to do a man's job, will they kill, yes, but so will my 4x4 and I'm not driving it into any moose lately....BIG GAME = BIG GUNS and great bullets..why make them suffer or cause yourself misery!
 

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The 130gr 270 is slightly better than the 120 grain 2506 for deer and bigger stuff.

You said big game only, BUT if varmint is in the pictur, the 25-06 is a better choice.

Remember we are talking the same case with only a bullet diameter difference of .013----pretty little change.
 

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Harrysigafoo said:
The 130gr 270 is slightly better than the 120 grain 2506 for deer and bigger stuff.

You said big game only, BUT if varmint is in the pictur, the 25-06 is a better choice.

Remember we are talking the same case with only a bullet diameter difference of .013----pretty little change.

I know that. That is why I intentionally left varmints out.
 

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The .25/06 may be a tad flatter shooting, but the difference is negligible. The .270 with 150 grain bullets packs more of a whallop esp at long distance.

the 25-06 is not even flatter shooting considering you use the same bullet weight with both the 270 and the 25-06. What im getting at is the 25 may shoot flatter with an 87gr bullet as compared to a 270 shooting a 130 gn bullet, but if you shot both guns with say 90 grain bullets, the .270 would shoot flatter.
 

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I had really hoped that someone who chose the .25-06 would pipe up. There is no right and wrong answer here and people feel different ways for different reasons. I was just thinking of getting a .25-06 because I've always wanted one. I now have a .270 and a .30-06 and I'm trying to figure out the purpose I would have for one. I thought maybe someone would sway me but everyone so far has been pretty clear. There is nothing the .25-06 does that the .270 doesn't do better. And varmints are a non issue for me.
 

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For pronghorns, deer, sheep, goats, and black bears I can't see any difference if both are loaded with GOOD bullets (no Core-Losses).

I'd say the 270 gets the advantage though if you plan to hunt mostly large ungulates like elk and moose, if you are inclined to run a bullet in the 140-150 grain weight. The 25-06 could probably handle both of those species, in all reality.
 

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Well i am a pronghorn hunter. It's one of my favorite things to hunt. Hence my interest in the .25-06. But the .270 has served me well out west thus far and I don't know that it could be improved upon.
 

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Moose, you already have 2 based off the same case. Therefore I say go classic and get a 257 roberts or 257AI. I like the classics. Maybe even a 250 Savage.

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MooseHunter, 270 all the way for you. When i had my 25.06 i hunted chucks with it and did so cause got tired with the 243. I was into long range then as far as i could. Got away from that and just did the sporter 700 rem 222. I've been thinkin hard on the 25.06 again just stayed in my blood and i'ed use it some for deer but my 270 is my go to gun. For those pronghorn you like so put a good 130 boattail and if you can see'em you can touch'em. Of the 25's other then Weatherby they are wicket hard core...later
 

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I was thinking of unloading my 30-06 barrel on my Pro Hunter, in favor of a 25-06. But after looking at some charts, I don't really see what the 25-06 would give me for deer. I can load 125 grain Ballistic tips in the 30-06 and outperform the 25-06. As for varmints, I already have a 243, 6mm Rem, and a 22-250.

Might just buy some 30 cal 125 Ballistic tips, and see what I can do with them in the 30-06.
 
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