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Old 09-10-2011, 08:30 AM
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25-06 varmit gun

I was just wondering if anyone had delt with the savage 111 Long Range Hunter in 25-06. Im looking to get one... I have some berger vld's and brass and dies. But i also know that these vlds seem to be kinda picky in a 25-06. I will be useing the rifle for ground hog, pd, coyote, and maybe if i get the chance deer antlope... Im also kinda wondering if i would just be better off getting it in 7mm mag, 300 win mag,6.5x284. Just let me know what u think
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:07 AM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

I can't specifically comment on the Savage LRH in 25-06 caliber but I can comment on the 25-06 and the Savage LRH. First the 25-06 is pretty versatile. I have taken more game with this caliber from Antelope, Couse, Exotics to Mulies. One Couse at 545 yards. My go to load and still most accurate has been the 100 grn Nosler BT traveling at 3,530 (28 inch Shilen tube) hot but effective. As the throat has started to wear I just switched to Beger Hunting 115 grains still experimenting off the lands but grouping into .70 at 3,180 fps first couple of loads (not picky). The 25-06 is very versatile and effective! you can download the lighter bullets for varmints but I have had a hard time beating the 100 grn BT. As for the Savage great rifle and in 300 WM very accurate! I don't think you can go wrong with this combination for reasonable range shots on medium game and its a hell of a lot of fun to shoot.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

For a rifle for what you listed you wanted to hunt the 25-06 is perfect. As has been said if you want just a one bullet one load do it all go with the 100 gr Nosler ballistic tip 52 grs IMR 4350 is hard to beat. If your ranges get really out there and the wind seems to get strong then go with the 115 Nosler Ballistic Tip and 52 grs H4831.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:05 AM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

Try the 80gr TTSX. I was able to work up to ~3700 fps with h4831sc+CCI BR2+Norma brass+Win M70. You can hold hair on coyotes out to 400+ yds.

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Old 09-11-2011, 11:23 AM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

I guess maybe I should let you know a little more what im looking for. I already have a full cutom 22-250ai and 22-250 that works great for 400 yards and then some. I would like a gun that the next time i go out pd hunting or that skitish ground hog 600 yards out. I had one 25-06 it was a ruger haweye but the best i could ever get it to group was about a 1 1/4 with berger vlds or 85 grain nolsers. I was using retumbo and cci br2 primers and i tried winlr primers. also one more question to thow out there I normaly run nikon monark scopes 4-16 or 5-20. Would it be a huge benifit to get a better scope at the 600-700 yard range? if so what should I look for?
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
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I guess maybe I should let you know a little more what im looking for. I already have a full cutom 22-250ai and 22-250 that works great for 400 yards and then some. I would like a gun that the next time i go out pd hunting or that skitish ground hog 600 yards out. I had one 25-06 it was a ruger haweye but the best i could ever get it to group was about a 1 1/4 with berger vlds or 85 grain nolsers. I was using retumbo and cci br2 primers and i tried winlr primers. also one more question to thow out there I normaly run nikon monark scopes 4-16 or 5-20. Would it be a huge benifit to get a better scope at the 600-700 yard range? if so what should I look for?
You should consider a 6br. Savage has some factory chamberings that would work well. Here's mine that's almost complete... fluting and plishing

Monarch is a good scope. For tiny targets at long range, better glass will likely benefit you in clarity, contrast, definition... I personally feel the high end Leupolds are better glass than Nikon, then there's Nightforce and others where the price tags climb rapidly. Have a look at the optics forum.

The other thing I don't care for with my Nikons is that the cross hairs are rather thick compared to other scopes. That's fine for big game. But, I don't like it for precision shooting.

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Old 09-11-2011, 02:38 PM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

The better caliber for long range varmint hunting would be something in a 6mm as evidenced by the amount of varmint bullets built for this caliber plus the high BC’s that help you buck the wind at distance. I effectively take PD’s out to 550 yards with my .223 AI and 50gr BK’s over 28.2grs of XBR. I also use a 6-06 for PD’s with 70gr Noslers over 59grs of H4350 @ 3700+. My 6-06 is too much for a dedicated PD rifle and would move towards a 6XC then the smaller brothers like the 6RB, 6x47, 6PPC & 6Dasher for a PD rifle or the 6mm Rem or .243 for factory loads.


If you’re really into PD’s then have a 20BR, 20XC or 20x47 built for the 55gr Bergers. Guys are taking PD’s out past 1000 yards with a 20BR and that bullet combo because of its super high BC .381. Not the splat factor that you get with a BT but a lot more enjoyable to shoot because of recoil. I use a (80% of the time) 20VT in the PD fields and don’t need to worry about barrel heat or recoil (see my hits every time) 32 gr’s @ 3700+ with 18grs powder with a BC that rivals most HP 50 & 55gr .22’s


I would also try getting one of your 22-250's to shoot the new 53gr V-max's with the BC of .290. That should make your current rifles 600 yard rigs with no problem. You will need a 1:12 or slower to make it happen. My 1:14 just wont get them to fly along with many of my partners.







Jon

My current 3 varmint calibers. (sorry for the bad picture)

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