Hello, I am looking for a new bolt action hunting rifle. I would primarily be using it for deer and maybe elk. I currently have a .243 and a AR-15 in 5.56.
I would get a 25/06 but I worry about being able to find ammo for it.25-06 is the most underrated caliber. And you can’t go wrong with a .30-06 either. I’d roll with Tikka or Weatherby on brands. It’s really gonna come down to personal preference. Even a cheap savage is good for the price.
Potpie, there is a 500 yd range on Owensville. You have to be a member, but it's pretty cheap to join. Owensville Gun Club. They have a webpage. I drive out there from Fenton to shoot longer ranges than 100 yd.I live in Herman. There aren’t any ranges where I can shoot really far. There is one but I don’t have time to go that much
Having owned about 15 of each, unless you already have a preference for a specific rifle and model (completely understandable!), I'd say the 06 has a slight edge over the .308.Ok, I think I am going to go with the 308.