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#1979622 - 06/30/10 10:14 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: ]
Braggin Rights

Registered: 10/30/08
Posts: 59
Loc: Houma, LA

I bought my 25-06 when I was 18. I said I would get a higher caliber rifle if I ever lost a deer. I haven't bought a new rifle yet and I am 31 now.
#1980610 - 07/01/10 09:25 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: JoninTN]
Boone 58
16 Point

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

I dont have one but i have never heard anything negative on it and in my opinion will do as good a job as anything you can own in a deer rifle
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.

#1989138 - 07/11/10 05:05 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
6 Point

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 781
Loc: Tennessee

I was really tempted to get a 700 in 25-06 the other day, I still may .
#2987768 - 10/18/12 03:37 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: 10mm4me]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

I always wonder about these - "shot 50 deer so far and never a one took a step" claims - but then I'm not going to get into that. \:\)

I hunted almost exclusively with a 25-06 for 17 or so years. It did drop some deer instantly or almost instantly but then like any cartridge, some would take off like a rocket for 50 yards or so. I liked the 115 or 120 grain Nosler Partitions myself. The nose blows off and does big damage while the base goes all the way out the other side.

Speaking of droping 'em in their tracks. I have deer hunted a fair amount of time with a 460 Weatherby(don't laugh) loaded with full-house 300 grain Barnes bullets. 2,850-2,900fps I've hit several deer with that beast and had the bullet expand to 75 caliber or more and penetrate all the way through with some staying inside too. You can't get much more energy dumped inside a deer than that and STILL I've had some run the typical 50 yards. I had one that ran aver 100 with me hitting it 3 times using this load. The 1st shot was too far back though....the 2nd and 3rd were perfect behind-the-shoulder broadside hits at 100 to 125 yards. The deer was running across an open field. So I don't see it being realistic to expect a rifle to drop every deer right where it stands.

Anyhow, having said that, the 25-06 is one of the very best all around deer rifles there is in my opinion.

#2994221 - 10/22/12 09:42 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
8 Point

Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 1347
Loc: Jefferson County, Tn

I have a 25-06 Ruger M77 and the 25-06 set up for the TC Encore...I love them both ! I use Hornady Custom 117 grain SST ammo.
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#2994318 - 10/22/12 10:48 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
Great White Stalker
6 Point

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 735
Loc: Tn, Bradley

My brother has slayed many deer with one.
Lord what a bless'n.

#2997721 - 10/24/12 08:34 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
4 Point

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 179
Loc: Tennessee, USA

Hit'em where they live and they won't go far. Should be no problem being a 300 yard gun. Light recoil, just as good as a .243. Deer here in TN are pretty small bodied anyway. 22-250 works just as good.
#3017839 - 11/05/12 08:47 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Boone 58]
14 Point

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 8467
Loc: Collierville,TN.

Great for whitetail!!!
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