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Just making myself nuts looking at a all the choices for a light kicking rifle for the kids and wife to shoot. What do you think about the 260 rem vs the 25-06 vs the 7mm-08 never shot any of these how does recoil  compare in similar weight rifles to each other and compared to a 30-06  
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I personally think the 7-08 is more versitle, alot of bullet weights to choose from, though I love the flat shooting 25-06 and I also have a .260 the nod must go to the 7-08. 
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7-08 its great for anybody.
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Thanks guys how does recoil compare to a 30-06
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more like a 25-06
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Hard to beat a 7-08.  Even though it's mild recoiling, it isn't too light for most big game hunting, and so it's a rifle you never "grow out of."  You won't likely be able to tell the difference in recoil between .260, 7-08, and .25-06.  I'd say they all have a little more than half the recoil level of a .30-06.

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Hard to beat a 7-08.  Even though it's mild recoiling, it isn't too light for most big game hunting, and so it's a rifle you never "grow out of."  You won't likely be able to tell the difference in recoil between .260, 7-08, and .25-06.  I'd say they all have a little more than half the recoil level of a .30-06.



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I will quote my wife, who grew up hunting with a Rem. 700 .30-06, after shooting the Browning A-Bolt Micro Medallion in 7mm08 I set up for her.  "I like this, it's light, short and doesn't kick bad at all"

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7mm/08 ... have a Win 70 compact in that caliber for my youngsters-- really like it ..recoil is very tolerable ( added a limbsaver also -- super recoil pad )
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Thanks for the info guys sounds like 7mm 08 is the way to go anyone shoot one in the new marlin xs?
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