What's your vote for best all around hunting caliber? I am thinking from woodchucks to deer and maybe a bear if one walks out. The reason I ask is I will be helping a friend's son pick out his first rifle soon. I think my vote would be the 25-06. You can load up some light, fast rounds for woodchucks and some heavier rounds for deer. My second vote would be for .270. A littler bigger for deer but yet you can still use it for smaller game. I may be partial as I own both. + I reload for both.