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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 08:06:20 AM »
The 25/06 only is a couple hundred feet slower than a .257 Weatherby. We've used the .257 with deep penetrating barnes bullets or factory ammo on nearly everything in the lower 48 including numerous bear, elk, and moose. One of my hunters only owns one rifle, a 257, he has taken almost all the north american big game speicies including Alaska moose, Alaska brown, and grizzly bear with his .257. I have a.257 I use as a loaner gun on elk hunts.

My personal preference between the 7/08 and 25/06 would be the 25/06. If you want a larger bullet I would suggest a .270, .280, or 7mm rem mag, I think those are much better cartridges than the 7/08.
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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2019, 08:48:11 AM »
I think a more fair comparison is a 280 vs. a 7mm-08.  And I'd suggest the 280.   

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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2019, 09:10:24 AM »
Both nice cartridges that I would be happy with, but if I was to have only one, I'm sure I would split the difference and get a .260 Rem.   :tup:

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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 09:58:53 AM »
I own a 7mm-08 and it is a wonderful cartridge. I wouldn't think twice about hunting elk or deer with it. A 140 grain bullet has a pretty mild recoil and ammunition is relatively cheap.

The 6.5 Creedmoor with a 140 grain bullet will do the same.

Most importantly is train with any caliber you choose as I've tumbled elk with a 243 with ease.

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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2019, 10:21:23 AM »
I have both. The first new gun I ever bought was a 25-06 I took  several deer with that rifle and it worked well but I never thought about taking it elk hunting. When it came time to buy my daughter a deer rifle that she could use for elk when she got older I got her a 708 so that we can use the 145 barnes lrx in it. The 708 is usually overall smaller and lighter than a 25-06 making it nicer for younger hunters to handle.

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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
My wife has a 7mm08 - thing is a serious tack driver!
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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2019, 03:23:38 PM »
I think a more fair comparison is a 280 vs. a 7mm-08.  And I'd suggest the 280.

That would be a pretty boring comparison, no?

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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 04:20:53 PM »
I think a more fair comparison is a 280 vs. a 7mm-08.  And I'd suggest the 280.

That would be a pretty boring comparison, no?

 May as well add the 7RM. :chuckle:
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Re: 25-06 or 7mm-08
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2019, 07:08:48 PM »
Both are great. If your hunting deer sized game the 25-06 is a great choice. However the 7mm-08 has more bullet choices in higher weight bullets.
If you are hunting bigger game like elk bear I would look more to it with 140 or + bullet.

Not saying you cant kill bigger with the 25-06 but 100/120 is common and I like a little more weight for big bones.

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