Re: 25-06 out to 500 yds???
.25-06 is a great caliber.
However, for the 1/4 bore calibers, I prefer the .257 Weatherby Mag. Nasty nasty whitetail round, and very capable at yardage beyond 500, as well. There's guys shooting cheaper Weatherby Vanguards out to 900+ in .257 Wby Mag.
So, that would be my recommendation if you are wanting to take Elk sized game and smaller out to 500 yards.
Also, my Weatherby Mark-V AccuMark seems to really love the 110gr Nosler Accubond pills. Also, they work beautifully on whitetails. Small entrance, small exit, and wreaks havoc on the insides, all while having 95% (+/-) weight retention. Can't beat that, IMO.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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