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    what an asshole
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    i have fox squirrels
    and a bream pond
    and a place to stay.

    come find out for yourself
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    i have fox squirrels
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    come find out for yourself
    Invitation accepted

    But I’m not looking for passion
    Houndsmen are born, not made

    My religious beliefs teach me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time of my death. I do not concern myself with that, but to be always ready whenever it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all men would be equally brave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Bring it up this year when we squirrel hunt and let me know how much cash I need to bring
    Would need to put Jake in the back of a Brinks truck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    what an asshole
    Toof talking about himself out loud again- LoL

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    Back on topic a bit. I really like the 25-06, but like all things there are disadvantages. It is loud and the barrel will probably be 24-26 inches….as it needs to be since it is overbore, so the gun will be a bit long. Not sure how big the kid is but it is something to consider if you are in the confines of a small stand. On the positive side, shooting a 100gr Ballistic Tip at 3300-3400 fps, it seems to kill deer better than it should. The recoil on mine is about like a 7mm-08, maybe a tad more. The 6.5 Creed will recoil less and not be as loud. Either will kill a woods goat with no problem. Factory ammo availability maybe challenging but I have seen a decent amount of 6.5 CM lately since it has become a boutique caliber.

    Realistically in times like these everybody should be learning to handload. You can tailor make an accurate load for a particular gun and load it for typically less than half price but the big thing is that you are not dependent on finding ammo in a store.
    If it ain\'t accurate at long distance, then the fact that it is flat shooting is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWPINST View Post
    Back on topic a bit. I really like the 25-06, but like all things there are disadvantages. It is loud and the barrel will probably be 24-26 inches….as it needs to be since it is overbore, so the gun will be a bit long. Not sure how big the kid is but it is something to consider if you are in the confines of a small stand. On the positive side, shooting a 100gr Ballistic Tip at 3300-3400 fps, it seems to kill deer better than it should. The recoil on mine is about like a 7mm-08, maybe a tad more. The 6.5 Creed will recoil less and not be as loud. Either will kill a woods goat with no problem. Factory ammo availability maybe challenging but I have seen a decent amount of 6.5 CM lately since it has become a boutique caliber.

    Realistically in times like these everybody should be learning to handload. You can tailor make an accurate load for a particular gun and load it for typically less than half price but the big thing is that you are not dependent on finding ammo in a store.
    Finding reloading components has been just as hard here lately. I stumbled upon a pack of 1000 CCI 200 large rifle primers priced like they used to be a few months ago and felt like I had won the lottery.

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    If he really wants to be different look for a 257 Bee. Then he can tell all the "creed" guys to try and catch up.

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    europtics has Bergara B14 ridgel special all purpose rifle for 749 right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckchoppin View Post
    If he really wants to be different look for a 257 Bee. Then he can tell all the "creed" guys to try and catch up.
    I have a 257 and 25-06. The 25-06 never leaves the house I just never got comfortable with it. The 257 has never let me down.

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    He wants to forge his own trail. We have 5 different 6.5 creedmoors. He likes them but wants to go his own way. He is caught up in the speed and trajectory of the cartridge and not the recoil and ammo availability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prcn View Post
    He wants to forge his own trail. We have 5 different 6.5 creedmoors. He likes them but wants to go his own way. He is caught up in the speed and trajectory of the cartridge and not the recoil and ammo availability.
    If thats the case then 257 weatherby it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by prcn View Post
    He wants to forge his own trail. We have 5 different 6.5 creedmoors. He likes them but wants to go his own way. He is caught up in the speed and trajectory of the cartridge and not the recoil and ammo availability.
    6.5-300 Weatherby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntinjunkie View Post
    I just never got comfortable with it.
    All caliber jokes aside i think this is a HUGE factor for most folks, being comfortable with and having confidence in your equipment
    Houndsmen are born, not made

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    That’s so true about confidence. I be built about 8or 9 6.5 creedmoors with savage actions and new criterion barrels for me and friends. My personal one is a laser and I have so much confidence to shoot a doe in the head anytime. I just finished 6.5 creedmoor on a ruger no1 B. I chopped it to 16 and suppressed it. I’m not confident with it yet. I had 2 does at about 100 yards with a very solid rest and right elbow rest and I didn’t take the head shot. Confidence is key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prcn View Post
    He wants to forge his own trail. We have 5 different 6.5 creedmoors. He likes them but wants to go his own way. He is caught up in the speed and trajectory of the cartridge and not the recoil and ammo availability.
    .270 Win and call it a day. It's not a speed demon or 1k yard cartridge but will kill.
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    I have two rifles in 25í06. Remington 700 in stainless and a varmit (sendero). Both shoot well but the varmit will shoot one hole at 100 yards. I shoot federal premium 100 grain Nosler ballistic tips and they have performed perfectly. I typically shoot deer in the shoulder. Recoil isnít bad either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    All caliber jokes aside i think this is a HUGE factor for most folks, being comfortable with and having confidence in your equipment
    I wanted a 25-06 so I went and bought a wood stock blued ruger at gander. Put a Leopold scope on it. I had trouble sighting it in. Then it hurt my feelings dragging that pretty new gun up a tree. I killed a pretty decent buck with it but he went further than I liked. Could be the ammo could be shot placement.

    Went to uwharrie and my buddy was selling

    a 257 with scope and 2 boxes of ammo for $425. I bought it took it home and it's killed everything I told it to. I'm just comfortable with it. I know it will do its job.
    As far as the original post maybe you should encourage him to buy a used gun to figure out what he likes. Don't make the mistake I did and buy a purty gun you are afraid you'll scratch so you just leave it at home.

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    Go buy a Remington 700 in 270 win stainless , take it home and take the stock and trigger off and throw it in the trash, then order a B&C stock and a timney trigger set at 2lbs then carry it to darlington gun works and have 4-6” cut off the barrel and a shrud (sp) muzzle brake installed and he can killed any animal in North America with it
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    I've got a Sendero in .25-06 I'd let go for the right price. B&C stock/ Timney trigger, stainless fluted barrel. Not because I dont like it, but I dont need it.

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