bestman - I concur with the above feedback. The .25-06 was designed for the mid sized plains game of the West. The recoil is less than .270. I was interested in buying a .25-06 however I am first buying a Rem 7600 in .270 Win so I may scrap the idea. Most of my hunting is done in the thick woods of New England so in my opinion the .25-06 doesn't match to the terrain very well. I am lucky to see 75-100 yards in the areas I assualt. I also hunt NY which is why I am going with the .270.