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#2977144 - 10/11/12 12:17 PM help from 25-06 shooters..
fins&fur
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i have always shot bigger calibers..270 up..old neck bones are wore out..need a light reciol rifle for deer..most shots will be in the 200yd range..is the 25-06 a 200yd gun..as far as puttin mature bucks on the ground..without tracking em a 1/2 mile..thanks for any input
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#2977160 - 10/11/12 12:37 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: ]
yamaha200
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There is verly little difference in the recoil from the 270, to the 25-06 if any. If you want a lighter recoil, I suggest a 243. Good out to 200 yards.
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#2977167 - 10/11/12 12:43 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: yamaha200]
bigtex
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Like Yamaha200 stated the recoil with a .270 or 25-06 will be about the same. Both calibers share the same parent case. [30-06]
If you want lighter recoil you could go with a .243, 7-08, or a .260.
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#2977168 - 10/11/12 12:44 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: yamaha200]
wayers
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my 25-06 hand rifle dosent kick to bad and it is definantely a 200yd gun fast and flat
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#2977169 - 10/11/12 12:44 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: ]
KANATI McD
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
It is most definitely a 200 yard gun with the right ammo. I've been shooting a T/C Encore in the .25-06 caliber for 4 years now using the 115 grain Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, getting one-shot kills every time. This combination was made for each other. It is extermely accurate and the recoil is very tolerable.

x2 I've drpped em at 350 yards. Some didnt take a step
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#2977173 - 10/11/12 12:45 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: yamaha200]
Andy S.
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One of the most accurate rifles out of the box I have ever shot was a Browning A-Bolt in 25-06 with a BOSS muzzle-brake. It was my buddies. It was literally like shooting a .22 Mag, little to no recoil, and basically shot in the same hole every time at 100 yards (off of a rest).
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#2977184 - 10/11/12 12:52 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: yamaha200]
thetoolman
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I see this topic come up often and its always funny to me. Growing up I started deer hunting with a .243 and didn't know they made bigger calibers till I was a bit older. But I remember on my first deer hunt with my Grandpa we saw some deer about 500-600yds off (my judgment wasnt great at that time, but I later verified it was about 560yds) I asked grandpa would it kill a deer if we shot them from that far? He stated if I could hit it from that far it would. He told me the longest shot he made on a deer was just a tad over 600yds with a .243 and the deer dropped in its tracks. Couldn't even see the deer after it fell on the other end of the bean field.

Is every hunter capable of those shots? No, but effectively a center fire rifle .223 and larger will consistently kill deer out to 200 yds and further with the right bullet and shooter.

To your original question, a 25-06 will shoot a very long ways, 200 yd ethical kills would not be a problem.
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#2977197 - 10/11/12 12:58 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: fins&fur]
Grizzly Johnson
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I would suggest the Hornady SST ammo.... you can get it in 117gr Custom Rifle ammo or the Superformance ammo... which will give you around 200 more fps.

If you still have a .270 (or one of the calibers listed), check out this Hornady ammo exclusively at Cabelas:

Hornady Custom Lite ammo


Perfect for beginning hunters and young or recoil-sensitive shooters, these rounds offer 26% to 43% less recoil than standard ammo with the deadly on-game performance you expect from Hornady. Each customized round features a carefully selected bullet weight and propellant blend for optimal on-game performance and velocity with reduced recoil.
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#2977305 - 10/11/12 02:10 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: bigtex]
EastTNHunter
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 Originally Posted By: bigtex
Like Yamaha200 stated the recoil with a .270 or 25-06 will be about the same. Both calibers share the same parent case. [30-06]
If you want lighter recoil you could go with a .243, 7-08, or a .260.


What he said...

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#2977389 - 10/11/12 02:55 PM Re: help from 25-06 shooters.. [Re: EastTNHunter]
Savage
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I would suggest the 7-08 over the .243. To each his own, but I've lost several good deer with the .243, and had problems shooting all the way thru them.

I stuggled last year on buying a rifle for my wife. I found that bullet quality has improved substantially in the past few years, and that a .243 would be quite sufficient. However, not everywhere carries those bullets, but most placed carry 7-08 in 140gr. I bought a new Marlin bolt action, owned by remington now. Looks like a 700, with an accutrigger. It shoots lights out, and she dropped one at 155yds last year.

There isnt much difference in the 270, and 25-06 recoil wise, but remington makes the low recoil cartridges for both. If you went 25-06, I would go with the Hornady Light Magnums, and shoot the 117gr btsp.

JMHO
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