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Welcome bestman, Glad to have you join the deer hunters club....
I'm sure the .25-06 is a great cartridge for deer sized animals and YES It can cleanly kill a deer if you use the heavier bullets for the caliber.
But If you're currently shooting a .270, (which I believe is the ideal weapon for Deer) why would you consider the .25-06 caliber?

Also if you decide to use the .25-06 be sure you use the heaviest bullets for optimum penetration of bone and muscle tissue,
I wouldn't recommend lightweight bullets in the .25-06 for Deer sized animals, lightweight bullets were designed more for smaller game like Coyotes, woodchuck, raccoons, etc etc etc... I hope my input helps...
Good Luck...
 

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the rifle is for my wife. I was taking recoil into consideration. and just heard it to be more of a varmint round.thanks for the info..
Have you tried a recoil pad, sometimes that could make all the difference in the world, It might also save you some money if the recoil pad works for your wife... Good Luck...
 
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