Can I use a .25-06 for 1000 yard target shooting? I'm new to paper punching but I've joined a club and I'm really getting a taste for it. The only suitable rifle I have is a heavy barrelled .222. It does very well out to 300 yards, 400 on a still day, but there are quite a few shoots at Bisley and other ranges where the shooting is 600 yards and above which lets me out. My .308 is an m595 which I absolutely do not want to lose as a general stalking rifle, but its no target tool and I'm sure my FEO isn't going to let me have a second .308 just for the range. But I might have more justification for a .25-06. A long heavy barrelled varminter, probably a custom, would make an excellent vehicle based foxer and it would be ideal for the high seat munty shooting I do on my brother's farm. But would it be any good for 1000 yards? Does it carry enough weight to remain stable at that range, and can a hunting rifle ever make a useful long range target rifle or is it a compromise too far?