View Full Version : 25/06 or 280

01-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Been toying with the idea of building a new rifle.
Want it for everything up too mule deer.
But!Would really like it too shoot between a 100 and 120 gr bullets.
Why?dont know.Just have the need for some speed.
I realize with the 280 I can go higher bullets weights.
Yes I reload,and have all the components for both calibers allready.
Will be at least a 26 inch barrel,probablly from shilen.
Also toying with the idea of Ackley Improving oneor the other.

Rory McCanuck
01-28-2014, 01:45 PM
It really is one of those "there is no right answer" questions, isn't it?
You can get the 25 cal bullets up to near light speed, but there is such a variety of 7mm bullets.
Personally, I think I'd go for a 25-06 and be happy with one or two bullet/load combinations.
With the 280 I think I'd go broke trying out all the variables, and might never be satisfied.
Plus, to 280 is only 7 thou different from a 270, and those are like belly buttons...
I like being different ;)

01-30-2014, 07:51 AM
25-06 and a 100g bullet at 3300fps, varmints to deer with one load.
I've killed two moose with same load, but i wouldn't recomend it for for elk/moose unless you went to a 120g premium bullet and kept your shooting under 200 yds.

01-30-2014, 08:28 AM
I like 25's

Having shot both I'd go 25-06 for deer.

If you go 280 you might as well go 7mmRM...

01-30-2014, 09:28 AM
25/06 ... one of the most versatile and underrated calibers out there...

01-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Love the 25s as well. My walk-about rifle is a 250 AI, and the 100 gr Barnes TSX is plenty of medicine for deer and moose. I'm very sure the 25-06 wouldn't disappoint you.

02-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Should the time ever comes to sell her, which one would be the easiest?
The 25-06 has a nice ring to it.

02-03-2014, 01:39 PM
Sell a rifle?......Never heard of such a thing......

02-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Sell a rifle?......Never heard of such a thing......

sometimes there's no choice...I would have needed another building if I kept everything I've bought over the years.