In my opinion, unless your shooting in flat areas with little to no vegetation - or you have a spotter watching while you shoot to mark the spot when you go to look for signs of a hit, long shots past 400 yards are unethical. Shots at 100 yards in the mountains, hunting alone, are difficult enough just trying to find where the animal was when you let loose.johnsd16 said:25-06 is a great deer/antelope round. Somewhat versatile in terms of bullet weights, can go from 85 gr to 117 gr. Good trajectory but even with heavy loads is not good past 400 yds for deer and I've been told it is adequate on cow elk at reasonable ranges. I have three 25-06s and agree that it is a great deer round, and that there are lots of good rounds today in the 6-7mm range or 240-280 range.