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.22-250 or the .25-06. opinions on which is better? Would be for an all around varmit rifle.

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we cannot use the 25-06 here for varmit (223 and smaller) but yes if your allowed there to use 25-06 for varmit by all means go for it....its a hell of a whitetail caliber as well Thumbs up

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For varmint only, given your choices I'd go for the 22-250 but don't forget about the .243 as well. Others like the .220 swift, .22 hornet, 6mm rem, and .223 are also options.

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have a .223 Daewoo (similar to AR15) here in Oregon they dont care size of caliber for varmits, as long as .22 or bigger. Am looking for long range, 250yrd shots.

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For a varmit rifle, I'd take the 22-250. The 25-06 works great but I see it more as a hunting cartridge. You could make whatever you want into a varmit rifle, I used a 338 win mag years ago. It was a hoot but a day with it sored ya up some. As you know I use a 243 now and I like it.

Snowed about an inch today but gone by noon!

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Ditto on what Don said Yes
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don it snowed here today about 10 inches....that makes over 15ft total for this winter so far.....dead deer on the river ice everywheres....poor bastards are having it tuff Brick Wall,)

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Ill trade ya our rain for your snow wonksy Yes

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Re: Caliber opinions....
WiskeyJaR wrote:
.22-250 or the .25-06. opinions on which is better? Would be for an all around varmit rifle.

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WiskeyJaR

Of the 2 you mentioned the .22/250 would be best - the key words are "all around". The .25/06 is a great cross over cartridge when deer are on the menu. Ditto on what ChesterGolf said about the .243, one my all time favorites.

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how about that 458 lott lol

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no not big enough Laugh

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