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Old 07-22-2011, 12:42 PM
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25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

What are my best bullet options for this caliber for taking elk out to about 500 yds?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:54 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

115 gr Nosler Partition would be my choice for a 25-06. Better if you could get a larger caliber for elk.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:12 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

110 gr. Nosler accubond, they have seemed to hold up the best and get good penatration shooting lager animals. would not recomend shots beyond 300 or so with this light of a bullet which is on the heavy end of 25 cal bullets.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:40 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

100gr TTSX Barnes is my choice for my 25-284. Takes elk down fast.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:47 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

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110 gr. Nosler accubond, they have seemed to hold up the best and get good penatration shooting lager animals. would not recomend shots beyond 300 or so with this light of a bullet which is on the heavy end of 25 cal bullets.
I agree with this completely. I chest shot one b tag cow elk with the 110 accubond at 250 ish yards and was very impressed. I also have killed two other b tag cow elk with a 200- 250 yard head shots with a 100 grain smk but that is a different story, and would not recomend a chest shot with the 100gr SMK bullet 99% of the time, but in the perfect situation it will destroy a cow elk heart. I am not trying to toot my horn but in my defense I do own about 28 other larger rifles.
I had intensions of using the 115gr. tsx on elk but could never really get them to shoot that good. I have an employee who kills his cow elk every year with a 100 gr tsx from a 25-06.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:04 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

I don't believe the 25-06 is inadaquate for elk as a standard hunting round.

That being said i know that it will kill elk dead under the right conditions and with exact shot placement,but a marginal hit will yield a marginal kill at best and at worst a wounded and lost animal.

They deserve better imho.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: 25-06 elk bullet recommendations?

I was hoping this thread would get a bit more response as I am planning to take either my Rem 25-06 or my Marlin 336 30-30 as a backup rifle on an upcoming elk hunt. My main rifle will be an X Bolt 300 win mag which is an incredibly rifle fun to shoot. That said, my Rem 25-06 has taken several deer and I'm comfortable with the rifle and its accuracy.
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