im in the picking a rifle stage so i dont have it in my hands yet.i wanted some feedback on the caliber first.you dont hear it mentioned that often.ill probably use it on varmints,possibly deer.hard to find the right rifle,im looking at savage or possibly sig.as always,price is a factor. thanks for the input.
If cost is a factor perhaps 25-06 is not a good choice. I don't have any data handy, but being a less used cartridge I suspect ammo may be harder to come by and cost more. You could go with something in a more common cartridge (like 243) that may cost you less. Just a thought.... Of course if there is no cost difference then go for the 25-06, always nice to mix in some less common cartridges.
Some folks say that a 243 isn't enough for "big" mule deer. I disagree though from my experience.
i ordered a ruger syn/stock stainless 24" barrel 25-06 from my gun dealer.needless to say he had none in stock.bass pro shops carry enough ammo to confuse anyone.the trick is to find the best load for the use.now to find a good scope at a good price.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...