Re: 25-06 vs 260 for Deer
Over the last 5 years, I've killed 2 mule deer, one at 250 and the other at 275 yards with my .25-06 Ackley and 2 Coues deer with my .260, one at 200 yards, the other at 60 yards. While all deer were one-shot kills, the velocity at which the Barnes XLC 100 grain bullets from the 25-06 AI (muzzle velocity was chronographed averaging 3540 fps) hit the mule deer made them drop in their tracks, as if hit by lightning. Both deer were found with their heads and necks turned in the direction of bullet impact and with their mouths wide open. I have killed many similar and larger sized critters, but have only seen this on those 2 deer. Both Coues deer hit with the .260 ran about 20 yards after being hit and then dropped dead. Bullets used were Nosler 130 gr. Accubond loaded to 2850 fps. muzzle velocity.
Joaquin B. in AZ