First post but been lurking for a few months ,i know they are miles apart ballistically but its the end result that im interested in. I have just applied for a fac after a GOOD FEW YEARS OFF, originally after MUCH thinking and months of research on here and else where i was going for a swede ! im on a very tight budget and it was going to be a cz with something like a cheaper leupold on it, HOWEVER ive just been staying with a rfd friend in scotland and he has a tikka t3 lite with a docter 3-12x56 scope and harris bipod on it at a riculously low price (mates rates and its only fired a few (50) rounds!) BUT its in .25-06 ! i have searched on here and see a few members use one to good effect like "sikamalk",and i will eventually reload so ammo supply is not a problem ! my main species will probably be roe and sika in sw scotland but there will be oportunities down here in devon for reds and heres the reason for the question! how would a .25-06 cope with a large red stag ? if the oportunity arose ! i apreciate i would be using bullet weights at the top of the scale with a .25 how does this compare with the swede using mid weight ? also there would be a bit of foxing done with this rifle and it would save me trying to get a .223 later on ,also how good are the optics on a docter it seems ok but not looked through one in low light ! at the end of the day its deer that get the priororty !!!!!
sorry mods wrong section could you move it please