OK guys. I have figured what make and model I want for (my new target) shooting / (deer rifle that my boy will use). Now should it be 25-06 with a ton of velocity or the 7mm-08 with more power?? I had my mine made up on the 25-06 until I started looking at ballistics now I am in question. What would be better for deer hunting?? We reload so I can make just about any thing up. There are a ton more options with bullets for 7mm. Also I have read to get the most out of a 25-06 you need a 24" barrel. What about the 7mm-08?? Thanks guys.