LonewolfMcQuade, the 25-06 sounds like a great hunting round👍
I have three set up in that caliber, I mean, before the boating accident I had three setup in 25 -06. Hell of a flat shooting & destructive round
It’s Blasphemy I tell ya.
Frank at Snipers Hide did a very detailed comparison between the 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor and the 308 in a 20 inch barrel did better at long range than the 6.5…he used Flatline 160 grain bullets in the 308, they are expensive bullets, but it beat the 24 inch barreled 6.5…
Good info @rjburk
308 is definitely a good proven round!
Snipers Hide has some great detailed info on shooting long range.
That may be the reason why my boat sank!
Good hunting round for smaller game like those Eastern Deer.
Pushing it on a Mule Deer is the outer end of its reach.
Elk I really would think two or three times and it better be a damn good shot.
Dogs and such it is great!!!
My personal opinion on the Creedmore is it is a knockoff of the 6.5 Swede with smaller case capacity.
They shoot the same bullet but the swede has a little more capacity if needed.
The 6.5 offers more bullet choices and heavier as well.
25-06 is a good round just know it’s limitations as well.
For Mules & elk, I’ll be pulling out my 270WSM or 308 with a good, bonded bullet
When I was growing up one of the gang’s father’s owned a .25-06 (mid 1970’s). That was the rifle we all clamored over to shoot during our outings to the range. It was a Mauser '98 custom build and a Unertl scope (with windage/elevation knobs on the mount).
He was a target shooter and not a hunter.
Great whitetail deer caliber.
The Creedmoor’s OK. But I’m not going to trade in my slightly better .260 Rem to get one.
I’ll stay with my .270 it has done the job on everything I have shot from coyote to elk.