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Old 11-25-2012, 09:44 AM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Get a bullet that will go right through them. When I deer hunt I use my 30/06 and it usually goes right through them. Of course if you hit a bone then the bullet will fragment.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Barnes makes a banded solid, this would be pelt friendly I would think.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

B A T F E. Made Barnes stop selling the Banded Solids to the public. . I wish I had bought a truck load of them when they were available. If I get a 25/06 I'll try the TSX on fur and see how it does.

I don't have a problem with expanding bullets on coyote and up. But can you imagine blowing a 4" hole out the back side of a wolverine. .
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:43 PM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Huh, I'd never heard that before. Midway USA shows them in their selection, but it says they're backorderable, won't be back in till the end of Feb.

Barnes Banded Solid Bullets 25 Cal (257 Diameter) 90 Grain Spitzer
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Thats great. They must have got a waver from ATF.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Justin - How much have you shot that Savage LRH with that scope? How do you like the scope? My guess is that you will like a 28" barrel in the 6.5-.284 Norma, but some guys are using a 30" barrel. I expect a 30-incher to rob some velocity, but world-class accuracy is somewhere out there in the longer barrels. The Norma is getting a reputation as a barrel burner at about 1,000 to 1,500 rounds, and the best accuracy often comes after the first shortening. Each gun is different, but lots of reports of 27" to 29" being the best.

Cold Trigger Finger - I doubt I would use a boat-tailed FMJ slug on fox at close range. I guess fur is your priority? Something that stops inside him and does not blow an exit wound out the back might work better. I like a .22-250 on fox and coyote at mid-ranges (200 - 600 yds), with a semi-metal jacketed slug, a .25-'06 out at longer ranges (500 - 800), and that 6.5-.284 Norma for longer work (500 - 1,200) with a Barnes Triple-Shok on coyote and fox. Of course, I can't make an appointment with the critters and have the gun of choice and the perfect load every time either.... :-( The medium-light slugs and lighter loads in .25-'06 with a fairly quick expanding slug might do exactly the job on a fox.

Good luck, and I'd like to hear back on that.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:49 AM
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Re: What are the advantages of a .25-06?

Well I ordered the rifle today. It got ordered today any way. So I'm 1 step closer to finding out how it will work on everything. .
If all I was going to hunt was fox I think the 17 Hornet would be ideal.
I think the 6.5 Creed will be an ideal Interior Alaska winter rifle. But the 25/06 would also work . It good on caribou, would be good on wolf but I don't know about the smaller stuff.
Time will tell I spose.
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