All valuable input. Thank you.
I've hunted with the .25-06 and like it a great deal, but .... it was a long, heavy gun. Honestly I'm looking for something closer to a carbine, and if they .260 doesn't suffer from having a 20" barrel, so much the better. I currently hunt with a 16" barrel, and have nothing but good things to say about it in the woods, although honestly 18" or 20" is probably better.