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25-06 opinions??

 
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:13 AM
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25-06 opinions??

I am looking for a lot of feedback on the 25-06. Such as, what is the max range for mule deer? What is the prospect of using it for elk hunting? What is the best bullet for hunting? Etc..... The more feedback, the better!

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:10 AM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

It's a great cartridge, but it's not ideal for LR shooting/hunting. The bullet selection in .257" is seriously hamstrung compared to other calibers. The max range for mule deer would be the farthest that you can accurately put a bullet in the vitals, assuming the bullet still has adequate velocity to expand on impact. It can certainly be used for elk hunting, although it may not be the ideal rifle for elk. The bullets that I've found most effective for hunting are the 100gr TTSX for sub-400 yard shooting, and beyond that I like the 115gr VLD.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

Its a 270 win. with a little less kick & a little less WHAP.same drop. elk?? Ask yourself is enough enough. 25 06 I want one!!!! whitetails are not that hard to kill.-- elk ? 270 win. or wsm.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

Winchester Ammunition
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

The 25-06 is an awesome cartridge. I would not hesitate to pull the trigger on a mule deer or antelope out to 600 yards with the 115 gr Berger. I myself would not use it on elk but if it was placed in the right spot then it would kill an elk.

I will be using the 115 gr berger out of the 25-06 this fall to shoot an antelope. Its a great rifle.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

My absolute favorite cartridge for the past 20 years. I currently shoot 115gr Berger reloads out of it at 3,092 FPS and every Mule Deer/Coues Deer and Antelope has died with one well placed shot. Last year I killed my Coues Deer at 612 yards.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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Re: 25-06 opinions??

It also just happens to be my fab cartridge as well.
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