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Old 05-09-2013, 10:39 AM
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25-06 VS 270 Win

25-06 ( AI actually) w/120 grain slug at 3050 FPS

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270 w/130 grain slug at 3050 FPS.

Large mule deer and down sized animals..NOT elk etc....is either one of these cartridges going to really over shadow the other?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

No comments huh???
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:44 PM
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

I own and have used/reloaded for both. Never have had a animal walk away from either when hit hard. If I had to choose between the two I would DEFINITELY go with the 270. Load it up with rl 17 and a 140 gr pill and the 25 cal isn't in the same league. We went on a African safari back in 09 and a man used a 225-06 on a KUDU. I was wounded and had to be finished off with a larger cal..338 that is. the 25 really did a job for the first 6 inches and then stopped. The 338 at 265 yds blew right through. Point being made is shoot the largest caliber you can handle and be accurate with.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:38 PM
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

You already have the 25-06AI so is the velocity you post from that rifle. I have to ask same question about the 270.

I don't own a 25-06 or 25-06AI but do own a 270 and it's one of my deer/antelope rifles. I like 140/150 gr bullets and I'd be pretty disappointed if I loaded 130gr @ 3050fps as can get over 3100fps with 140gr Barnes bullet. I got pretty nice 4x4 mulie 3rd rifles season last year with 270 and it's one of my 3 groove Lilja barrel rifles.
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

You could do the same thing but throw in the 30-06 shooting 150 gr bullets at 3050. I've had this same thought as I have a 25-06,270 and a 30-06. No one wants to talk about the 30-06 anymore because its Vanilla.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:11 AM
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

If you want a whitetail hammer in a 1/4 bore, have you checked out the .257 Wby Mag? I love mine. .25-06 AI is an awesome round.

Never liked the .270 Win for some reason. I really have no good reasoning for it, just never had a desire to own one. Same goes for a .30-06 Sprg. Just never had the desire to own one of them either.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

I have shot LOTS of white tail deer with both the 25-06 and 270 and there ain't no flies on either. Use the proper bullet and put it in the proper place and they both are killers. I prefer the 25-06 with 117 Sierra Pro Hunter bullets for my deer hunting.
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