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25-06 AI for elk..???

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Unread 09-09-2012, 11:42 AM
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25-06 AI for elk..???

117-120 gr slug....@ say 3100-3200 fps. Is it enough to tackle an elk with...or should one just stay home....

Its in my plans to make a mule deer / pronghorn rifle out of it...but ya never can tell.

What say you that use such a SIZED rifle on elk?
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

    Elk can be killed with a 243 with a PERFECT shot. But why risk it
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

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    Elk can be killed with a 243 with a PERFECT shot. But why risk it

    Maybe even with a 22 rimfire....but thats not what I was inquiring about...and Im not talking about at 800 yards or more either
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

    i think if you use either a 100 grain TTSX or 115 grain TSX and avoid big bones you will be gtg.
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

    Many an elk falls to a 25-06 around here, I know one guy who only hunts for big bulls and he packs a 25-06. We've killed a bunch using a 250AI just fine and the 25-06 will have a little more sand in it shorts.
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

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    Many an elk falls to a 25-06 around here, I know one guy who only hunts for big bulls and he packs a 25-06. We've killed a bunch using a 250AI just fine and the 25-06 will have a little more sand in it shorts.
    Okie Doke...thats what I wanted to know. The "AI" version is what I have. Ive been shooting straight 25-06 off and on all day now to get blown out casings. I dont want to sit down and load up 20 or so....I figure I might as well try 1/2 doz different loads and then settle on whats best for rme.

    Thanks again for the info
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    Re: 25-06 AI for elk..???

    Elk aren't really too hard to kill and the ones around here seem to leave their body armor home most of the time, contrary to what most eggspurts will tell you. I'm thinking that between my family and those that we are close friends with, the quarter bore might've taken more elk than any other caliber, whether it was via 257 Bee or 25/06. The 25/06 A.I. is a total winner.

    I'd say 100 TSX at 3300-3400, bring your binos and 2 good knives.
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