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Old 12-20-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

The barska scopes probably would be fine on a 22. The problems are many, one fuzzy glass, field of view, eye relief and bad tracking. As for bullet weight the partitions will work great. Also anything over 100 grain. There is really no difference in 110 to 115 bullets, also weight is not as important as bullet type. Most 115 grains are none bonded jackets, the accubond is that is why I recommend it over the 115. Partitions are great in any weight over 100, I just done get the same accuracy out of them as I do the accubond.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

For distances out to 300 yards I'd buy a Trijicon accupoint 3x9x40 with the post reticle in amber. The glass at that distance is as good as any including possibly Nightforce. I have one of them too. The light comes through better and that is especially good in over cast and during morning and early evening. Even in moonlight awesome. That aspect is actually better than any glass I've seen but I don't own a Schimdt and Bender or US Optics. I like the post reticle (unique to Trijicon) as the entire field of view is seen un-obstructed and any animals that are moving a little or a lot are easily sized up. Great for deer and hogs. Zeiss would be my second choice but only if dialing is your thing or consistent sitting and you just want to dial all day. Zeiss, non of their reticles appealed to me. My 308 zeroed at 150 is easy to hold over or under to 350 with precision on animals is concerned. Vitals are easy to hit, with the triangle on the post. They are well known for durability and the military knows it. Good luck and be safe and responsible. On rifles, Browning is better than Weatherby if you want quality out of the box, FN hammer forged barrels can't be beat in my opinion, and FN is making the largest number of firearms in the world so you know they will be around when you need service.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:26 PM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

Many good scopes were mentioned in this thread. If I could redo it I would have gone with a Trijicon -illum. As far as the 25-06 ; what a great , but underappreciated caliber. My two ,and only times ...Hog hunting , I used a T.C. Contender .35 rem & .45-70 GOV. Gonna' do it again in N.Carolina in late March 2013. My last purchase of a scope = Burris MTAC 3.5-10X42 .....SHOULDA' BOUGHT THE TRIJ. IILLUM.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

The MTAC is nice, that was my first choice, but before I bought it, I was at Gander mountain and they had a Trijicon, I hemmed and hawed and decided to spring for it. I love it. I do like the MTAC illuminated version though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:44 PM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

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I am buying a Weatherby Vanguard VGX in 25-06 caliber (1986 manu.), mainly because I want it. It looks and feels so much like a real gun and not like the plastic handled things on the market today. I am in my mid 60's and prefer WOOD & STEEL. My 2nd purpose for this purchase is for pig hunting at 200+ yards from a blind in eastern New Mexico. I have searched the web and found some info but I would like to hear from people that are long range oriented. Also what scope would you suggest. It has a BARASKA 4-12 on it now, I hear they are not the best but they do work, maybe. thanks Jerry
The 25-06 is a wonderful hog cartridge and if you feel good about the "wood and steel" you've purchased, then good on you! I've killed literally hundreds of hogs with a 25-06 from 20yds to past 400yds with great results. Lately I've moved up to shooting long range hogs with a 300mag, but the 25-06 suits. As far as the scope, if it holds a zero and you haven't been spoiled by expensive glass then I say it's good to go.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:57 PM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

The 25-06 certainly works for me and my hunting companion on hogs. We use the 110 Gr Accubond for most shooting, but for the longer ranges and/or larger hogs (300+ lbs) we use the Remington 115 Gr Ckor-lok ultra-bond. It also works perfectly on mule deer.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:27 AM
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Re: 25-06 for hogs

I tried out the 80 gr Barnes ttsx last night and they flat out kick ass.

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