Truck Tire Question

I have a 2009 F-150 XL Regular Cab 8foot bed 4x4. It came from the Forest Service with 265/70R17 all terrain tires. I believe they are the stock wheels(rims). Everything I have seen online says the truck should have 255/70R17 or even 245.

It is a former forest service truck with just 35,000 miles. I live in Eastern Washington and need to put new tires on the truck. As I use the truck some for camping and hunting as well as a daily driver I plan to put AT tire on. Question is, Why would the truck have this size tires? What will be the difference if I go with the 255? Or 245? They are much cheaper. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

The truck is not lifted, though I plan to add a 2.5in leveling kit to get rid of some of the rake.

Bonus points for thoughts on going BFG KO2 and using them all year or getting some cheaper snow tires (I live on a hill that ices badly) and then going with AT's in the less extreme weather. Thanks

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