Originally Posted by hmbleservant
I know 25-06 isn't the ideal cartridge for the task, but it's what I have and I'm trying to get some advise on the ethical range limit for the rifle.
Some say 1800 fps+ and 1000ft/lbs+ as a limit for the big game, but I wanted to here everyone's personal votes based on understanding/experience.
Thanks for the post!
Nice choice for long range BTW! I like the 7mm WSM from some research, but yours will push'em a couple hundred fps faster.
We discuss lots of things here but the "ethics" of long range hunting is one subject that is verbotten as I understand it.
Personally I feel every sportsman has a duty to do their best in every circumstance to give the game we take a clean kill every time whenever possible.
7mm STW and 7 RUM are the way to go with the 7's for long range. The WSM is a little light once you get beyond 600-800.
For most of the experienced long range guys we don't think of "long range" really until you get beyond 1000yds.
Out to six it's just a matter of marksmanship and knowing your drops.