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#541089 - 12/26/07 04:17 PM 25-06?
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What do you guys think about this cal.? pros...cons...experiences?
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#541098 - 12/26/07 04:32 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Collector]
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The only one I have played with was my wifes great uncles gun in Nevada. It is a custom FN 98 Mauser action with a Douglas barrel with an old Leupy 2-7 Vari X 2. I was surprised at how little the gun kicked, I would compare it to a .243. I was shooting at a 64 ounce detergent bottle and a 12 ounce Coke can at 400-450 yards. Connecting with the detergent bottle was easy, the Coke can was a little tougher. The round shoots very flat, hold over at that range was only about 10 inches with a 3" high sight in @ 100. A higher magnification scope and some clearer optics would have made life a little easier, but I loved the setup and the round.
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#541138 - 12/26/07 05:31 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Kimberman]
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thats what i have been shooting the last couple of years. It Is an awesome caliber. Ive shot them from 50 to 250 yards and never had one run over 20 yards.
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#541226 - 12/26/07 06:55 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: ]
Whelen Man
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That's what I'm shooting right now because of the head. I needed something light in the recoil department and already had a Ruger Varmint Model. I've never shot a deer with it but I'm going to get to hunt the last couple of weeks of the season and if I find one I'll let you know how it does. I'm shooting the 100gr. ballistic tip and 100 gr. partition. I've not chronographed the partitions but the ballistic tips are doing 3440fps.. Recoil is still very mild. I'm only going to use them in box blinds at long range.
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#541261 - 12/26/07 07:27 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Whelen Man]
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My brother guided elk hunters in Colorado and Idaho back in the '80's and early 90's and his only rifle back then was a Ruger 77 in .25-06 with a 24" varmint barrel. He's killed truckloads of elk and mule deer with that thing using 120 grain Nosler partitions. He doesn't guide anymore but he still uses the rifle on whitetails in Alabama with Remington 100 grain core-lokts.

Personally, I prefer a .243 for Southern whitetails but the .25-06 will certainly do the job.

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#541265 - 12/26/07 07:31 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Hogbear]
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I have two customs,great caliber. Deer don't go far.
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#541410 - 12/26/07 09:42 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Tikkabuck]
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its the BEST EVER ground hog and yote load with 75 gr bullets at 3700+

for deer,depends,I`ve killed well over 100 with it but to get maximum range from the bullets available you got to go 100 gr at over 3400 as the 117`s Suck in the BC department,,


Nosler needs to run a 130 Ab or Berger a 125 VLD


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#541918 - 12/27/07 12:03 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Whelen Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Whelen Man
That's what I'm shooting right now because of the head. I needed something light in the recoil department and already had a Ruger Varmint Model. I've never shot a deer with it but I'm going to get to hunt the last couple of weeks of the season and if I find one I'll let you know how it does. I'm shooting the 100gr. ballistic tip and 100 gr. partition. I've not chronographed the partitions but the ballistic tips are doing 3440fps.. Recoil is still very mild. I'm only going to use them in box blinds at long range.



Yeah I quoted myself.
I connected with an 8 pointer this morning with the 25/06... my first with this caliber. I was pleased. It was with the ballistic tip at 3440fps and I was pleasantly surprised. Buck was hit broadside at about 100 yards. He ran about 50 yards and piled up. He started to stumble after only 20 or 30 yards. I really didn't expect an exit with a ballistic tip at that speed but it did. That was a pleasant surprise because I was a little wary of those bullets at that velocity. I still don't think I'd want to hit one at 25 yards with the same load.
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#541987 - 12/27/07 01:02 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Whelen Man]
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Gunsmith is loading me some 100gr. BTHPs right now. Called and said he needed more brass. Guess i'm in the hunt for some now. Hate to shoot up 30-06 hand loads just for brass.
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#542070 - 12/27/07 03:10 PM Re: 25-06? [Re: Collector]
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ANYTHING based on the 30-06 cartridge is a good deer round.
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