I decided to replace my primary stalking rifle with something a bit smoother, much as I like 7x57 as a cartridge, the Mauser 98 action is a bit of a clunker and I want to go for a proper left hander.
I've just found and bought myself a L/h Tikka M690 donor rifle in 25.06, to which Anglo Custom are going to fit a new Border/Archer stainless barrel.
I can't decide though whether to stick with 7x57 as I have the cases/dies etc already or whether to go for a 7mm-08 which is supposedly a more inherently accurate cartridge.
In the Tikka action I would be able to load the 7x57 up to 7-08 pressures and could potentially gain a 150-200 fps advantage. I'd also save money on reloading gear and not have to start from scratch with load development.
Your thoughts gentlemen please?