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    Calibre advice

    Evening all, I have a 308 and been thinking about another calibre. What are your thoughts on a 2506? Shooting fallow and muntjac. Any advice greatly received.

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    Instead of the .308 or in addition?

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    Along with the 308

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    I've used both 308 and 25 06 quite a lot. They both offer something quite different, and both are excellent. The 25 is my go to rifle, it offers flat shooting and low recoil and provided you match the bullet to intended use it kills well. I think they offer an ideal 2 gun battery for UK use, from fox to the biggest stags-especially if you use heavy-ish 30 cal loads and light 25's.
    Last edited by JH83; 15-05-2016 at 20:04.

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    You don't say how you intend to use it, but if it is a light weight stalking rifle for carrying a lot, I would suggest stepping down from the .25-06 to a smaller rifle, lighter weight, shorter barrel, in .257 Roberts - very mild recoil, low muzzle blast, plenty hot with bullets from 75 to 110 grains.

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    I like your thinking, I have used and owned both calibres, very good selection as enough difference between the 2 calibres to make sense. No real overlap, 308 123gn is about the lightest usable round 150's being most common. 25-06 100gn minimum for deer but 87gn for charlie if you feel the need for speed. My Tikka M690RH Master de Luxe shoots thumbnail size groups with Federal Blue Box 117 SP's at just under 3000 fps, this is my current deer rifle. All you need for the full set is a .222 a .22LR and an air rifle and I reckon that's all you need. OK a 12 guage but as my eyes need optics not for me.
    Current battery, Air Arms TX200 MK3 .177, Hawke Vantage SF 3-12x40, Anschutz 1427B .22LR Sporterised Biathlon rifle, A-TEC wave mod Nikon 4.5-14x40, Tikka M595 .222Rem Leupold 6.5-20x40 LR. Howa 1500 APC .308win Varmint Nikko FFP 6-24x50 Wildcat Evo. Sauer 202 Classic XT .243Win Leupold VX3 4.5-14x50 Wildcat Evo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    You don't say how you intend to use it, but if it is a light weight stalking rifle for carrying a lot, I would suggest stepping down from the .25-06 to a smaller rifle, lighter weight, shorter barrel, in .257 Roberts - very mild recoil, low muzzle blast, plenty hot with bullets from 75 to 110 grains.
    Another prop for the .257 Roberts. A shame as it seems under utilised.

    Scrummy
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    The 2506 is pretty overbore and inefficient, its fast and flat with light bullets certainly, but with a poor to non-existent selection of bullets over 120gr's.

    A 6.5x55, or even a 243, would be a better / more flexible addition to your 308.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    your 308 will do all you need , light and flat use the 110g vmax , very convincing on foxes !

    deer , whatever you use now , simples
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    I've got both cals mentioned. I've only had the 25-06 a few weeks though. First impressions are that recoil is low. I've not shot anything yet though... Just bought various bullets to trial, should be fun. Reloading solutions have everything made for the calibre in stock pretty much. Seems like its a good combo of on game performance, trajectory and recoil for small/medium deer.

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