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25-06 Rem for LR hunting?

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Unread 04-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: 25-06 Rem for LR hunting?

I have only taken 4 critters using my 25-06 with 115 gr. bergers.
A porcupine at 505yds, instant death.
A cow elk at 466 yds, took 2 steps and piled up. Bullet weighting 79 gr. found under the skin on the off side.
An antelope at 300 yds, went about 40 yds before giving up. What a mess in side. Bullet exited leaving a taxidermist nightmare in cape. Antelope our thin skinned anyway.
A muley buck at 175, came 20 yds back toward me (down hill) and gave it up. Again messy on the exit side. Entry side was not bad at all. Bullet just made a hole till it hit the chest cavity.
Muzzle vel. is 3130fps. Average elevation is about 4000ft.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: 25-06 Rem for LR hunting?

Originally Posted by 188MULE View Post
What are your rifle specs? Barrel length & twist?
It would be great to see a AMAX in .25.
I only have one in 6.5 I have mutiples in most other calibers so the .264s need to catch up!

savage stagger feed blind mag model 110, 27" 1 in 10 twist lothar walther barrel, i forget the exact contour... maybe heavy sporter or light varmint.... in a choate tactical stock topped off with a leupold mark 4 6.5-20
using lapua 30-06 brass necked down and neck turned pushing the 115gr bergers over reloader 25 and federal primers... an amax in .257 would be cool but this load has been shooting so well i can't see myself changing from the bergers....

i guess if your gun safe is 6.5 defficient i can't argue with you for building another... i've been thinking my collection is 7mm and 6.5mm deficient as well but am afraid the 25 would get neglected

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