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Old November 18, 2012, 10:20 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Art Eatman
For hunting, and figuring somewhere inside a 500-yard boundary, it seems to me that the old '06 is as good as any. I'm not hollering "best" by any means, nor saying there are no equals. All I know from experience and reading is that the old sumbitch works. A proper hit = meat in the pot.
You're right, Art, and my .30-06 is my no-thought, go-to rifle for hunting. That having been said, for the past several years I've been tinkering with the .25-06 and it's a magnificent cartridge in its own right. Probably the first wildcat of the -06 family, it's a lot of fun to shoot, has good ballistics, and with good bullets is fully capable of taking almost any game on this continent.

However, the other -06 wildcats are just as good. The .270, the .280, and the .35 Whelen are each wonderful cartridges in their own right. It's tough to choose within that family of cartridges.
Dennis Dezendorf
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