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cheap varmint cartridge for 25-06

I'm looking at getting a marlin xl7 25-06 and was wondering what would be a cheaper varmint cartridge that wouldnt ruin the hide?

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Re: cheap varmint cartridge for 25-06

The 25-06 really isn't fur friendly, but my experience with any of these larger cartridges and predators is that you're always better off with big game ammo. Keeping your bullets stout and relatively slow for the caliber will give you an exit but they will do less damage than a "varmint" load.

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Thanks for the help i think

Thanks for the help i think I'm going to go with a 243 instead, the ammo will be cheaper and it will get the job done with coyote and deer. I was looking at getting either the weatherby vanguard or the marlin xs7 so its just time to dish out the money.

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Have you checked out the .220

Have you checked out the .220 swift or the 22-250 for varmint hunting? I think .243 is a little big but it deffinately get the job done. I like the weatherby vanguards pretty good rifle for the money. Don't own one but they were nice to handle

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