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.
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last night's Miller High Life fiasco you will probably not be punching a tag. Scent control sprays aren't cheap though. On a college student budget I had a serious need to alleviate at least some of my hunting costs. This is why I decided to...