I was informed recently that I'll be attending a mule deer hunt out west this fall and may be expected to make shots in the 400-500 yd range.
What is the max reasonable expected terminal range of the 25-06 115gr-120gr bullets on deer sized game. Thank's Brad
4 to 500 yards! Get a good bullet and that would do the trick for ya. Don't shoot much farther than that.
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I hate to do a "beat a dead horse" kind of reply, but it's really about shot placement.
I've taken buck antelope at somewhere around the 550 mark with 25-06 and 115 Nosler BT's. Many many other antelope and deer in the 400-500 range with same bullet..................they were all broadside lung/heart shots. I think the max range depends on the angle of the shot, and whouldn't hesitate to shoot 600 yds if I had good shot presentation/opportunity.
On the other hand, I wouldn't attempt a sharply quartering shot at anywhere near that distance with my 25-06's.
Thank's for your replies. I agree that shot placment is important. Because of where I live my shots have been confined to 200 yds or less and thought that others that have actually used this round at range could give me some real world answers on this. The 25-06 is what I have allways used and have been quite impressed with it's preformance but then agin they were confined shot's. Thank's, Brad