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What's wrong with the 25-06?

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Unread 10-16-2012, 06:38 PM
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What's wrong with the 25-06?

I am looking for a long range (500 yd. max) deer/caribou/possibly elk cartridge, that will be easy for a young person to shoot. I am not a handloader, so I rely on factory ammo. I like the 260 Rem, but it has very limited factory ammo. What is wrong with the 25-06 to fill this bill?
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    Unread 10-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

    Nothing at all wrong with it...but I believe its a little too light for elk at that range.

    The 270 would serve you better, still very light recoil...with a little more bullet.
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    Unread 10-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

    7mm-08 would do a good job. The 25-06 would do the job as well but you would have to be very careful with the wind and shot placement.
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

    The 25-06 is a great deer cartridge.
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    Unread 10-17-2012, 12:05 AM
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

    I'd like to see some fast twist .25 cal barrels made, along with high BC bullets. I think a 130ish grain vld would be wicked! Out of a .308 size case I think you would reach 2950fps no problem. 25-06 would REALLY be a laser, .25wssm would be sweet, neck down 6.5 creedmoor....perfect.

    Back on topic, for larger game I'd go for a load with the barnes tsx. That would be a killer in the 25-06
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    Unread 10-17-2012, 04:28 AM
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

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    I am looking for a long range (500 yd. max) deer/caribou/possibly elk cartridge, that will be easy for a young person to shoot. I am not a handloader, so I rely on factory ammo. I like the 260 Rem, but it has very limited factory ammo. What is wrong with the 25-06 to fill this bill?
    I'm not sure where you are looking but there's a ton of .260 remington on the market and I see it every where I shop in person or online.

    As for what's wrong?

    Mainly very limited bullet selection in the .257 cal.
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    Unread 10-17-2012, 08:00 AM
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    Re: What's wrong with the 25-06?

    I Like my 25-06 AI. As far as bullets I have shot the SST, Berger and tried a few Swift Scirocco's. Only used for deer but it works great, and has very light recoil. I want to do a little more load development this year with the Scirocco's. Was pushing them at 3525 fps and they have a pretty good BC as well.
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