25-06 shooting a 120g Nozler Partition has killed more mule deer and antelope for me than any other gun. It's comfortable to shoot, will reach out and do the job. Most of my shots have been on the 200-400 yard range.
I broke the stock on my 25-06 and bought a new 270WSM, But I will buy another 25-06.
My .264 Win Mag that I just finished building on time for deer season. I have two Colorado tags, a New Mexico tag, a California tag (which I may eat, not sure I can pull that one off too) and two Maine tags for her to fill with me this year. 140 gr Nosler Partitions, 65 gr. IMR 7828SSC, Federal Gold Medal Match Primers. Velocity 3150 fps out of the 27 inch Lilja barrel. Mild recoil, long bullets for good penetration and high ballistic coeffecients. Sweet shooting gun! Been borrowing my buddy's custom .264 off and on for years before I built mine.
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...