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The best long distance .25 bullet.

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Unread 02-05-2008, 02:08 PM
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I'd say it depends alot on what you will shoot w/ them.

The berger 'should' do well w/a -straight through the shoulder shot on deer size game.

My 25-06 didn't shoot the 115gr nbt's too well but loves the 100's .
A big plastic tip bullet at longrange makes a great killer ,just don't shoot a deer right on the shouder inside of 200yds.

I'm going to call over to Hornady and have them make us some 125gr Amax bullets up w/a .650 bc --i'll be right back !!!!

6mm Dasher ---gitter done.........
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Unread 02-08-2008, 07:06 PM
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I have killed as well as seen a lot of deer killed with a 25-06 and have come to the conclusion that it really does not matter who makes the bullet as long as it weighs 100 grs to 120 grs. if you put that bullet into a front shoulder of a deer from pointblank to over 500 yards 99.9% of the time they drop right in their tracks. The 25-06 is the deer killing-est round I have ever seen. I really like the 117 gr Sierra bullet best.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 12:06 PM
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Last season I was jinxed with a less then stellar year as a elk hunting guide, only 5 bulls and 2 cows. So with limited days to hunt I shot a cow elk rather then a dink bull. As an expirement I used a 110 grain accubond from my 25-06. At 350 yards I shot all of the way through her chest. She was dead in less the 30 seconds and went 40 or so yards. This was really impressive. I have witnessed way worse terminal performance with "elk rifles" that were used with poorly built bullets.
Two years ago I shot an antelope with this rifle at 500 yards she just dropped, but at 550 yards another took a few awkward paniced looking steps. Fearing a pass through shot I decided to use my second doe tag. She went 20-30 yards and that was the end. It ended up that she had a mildly injured foot from who knows what in the past.
I am sure that these bullets are not close to what is availiable for high ballistic coeficient but they shoot great. On coyotes there is not a lot of sewing, usually.
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