Hi Our gun laws are insane but oddly silencers are not a problem. All my rifles have them. This helps with the recoil. Anyway the 25-06 is a pussycat when it comes to recoil. You a man or a mouse? Friend of mine has a .17 Fireball and it is a hoot. Turns Rabbits and Corvids in to tiny pieces.
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Barrel life would be the least of my worries when sending several hundred .25-06 rounds downrange over the course of a couple of days. How much shoulder/rotator cuff rehab would be needed? From my experience, unless you are going for the 1000 yard+ shot, .223, ,22 PPC, .22-250, and 6MM BR are some of the best "all around" varmint cartridges. I do have a .17 Remington that for <200 yard shots is "explosive"--a 20gr projectile moving at about 4,100FPS.
Originally Posted by Tikka
That 25-06 is a very effective long range vermin cartridge. I hunt deer with one. My concern would be barrel life if you were putting continuous rounds down it at a busy 'dog' town .