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    My wife shoots a 257 weatherby. She loves it. Its a 25-06 on steriods.

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    I've been hunting with my 25-06 for 30 years, my favorite rifle for sure. I don't ususally use it for elk however, it gets the job done , but it doesn't quite have the energy my Ol' 300 win. mag has. If your planning on using it for elk better plan on tracking them a little ways unless you hit the sweet spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvfd21walker View Post
    My wife shoots a 257 weatherby. She loves it. Its a 25-06 on steriods.
    I have a 257 weatherby myself and I love it. The shells are starting to get a little pricey though. With that said it is still my favorite deer and antelope cartridge out there and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot an elk with it either.

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    You should try reloading. You can reload for that for less than $1.00 per round, probably closer to 1/2 that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantbvfd View Post
    Looking at a new gun for my wife. Looking at either a .243 or 25-06. What do you guys think?
    I know nothing about the 25-06 but would go with a 7mm-08 over a .243 everyday. I have bought my kids one of each and looking back I see absolutely no reason to go with the .243. I'm mostly and archery hunter so take that advice lightly but from what I see the ballistics tell the story....

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    All of them are good calibers. I would still like to know what she is planning to kill with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    All of them are good calibers. I would still like to know what she is planning to kill with it.
    Deer, I'm leaning towards a flatter shootin gun. The 7mm-08 is a great round. I have shot it and it is very impressive. Just not really what we want for her.

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    I would go with the 243.Its all you need for deer and there is more factory ammo avalible for it. I have killed many deer with mine.

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    I picked up a 270 auto for my wife last year. She loves it. Very low recoil with the auto and recoil pad and with being auto it's easier for her to stay on target if a follow up shot is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I picked up a 270 auto for my wife last year. She loves it. Very low recoil with the auto and recoil pad and with being auto it's easier for her to stay on target if a follow up shot is needed.
    Very good point, they also aren't packing it deep into the back country So weight isn't a huge issue ( most I should say!)

 

 

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