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The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

 
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I have been shooting the 25-06 for about 12 years loading a 100 Grn Nosler Balistic Tip. I have taken several couse deer, mule deer, sheep and even black bear with no issues. My velocity with the 100 Grn Balistic tip is just over 3500 ft per sec with no pressure signs. I have been yearning to try the Berger 115 Grn but the BT groups so tight and has worked so well (even on the bigger game) that I cant pry myself away from it. I shot a couse deer at 540 yards and frequently practice at 500 with this caliber, strong wind can be an issue. All in its a highly underated caliber I find myself shooting more than my .300s or .270s
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:43 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

Last year I had a 25/06AI built. 26" barrel. I settled on the 115 nosler ballistic. with IMR4831 it shoots great for an 8lb rifle. 5/8" @ 200yds. It will NOT shoot the 110accubonds. there longer and wont stableise for me.1-10 twist. Berger recommends a 1-9 twist for there 115 because of length. I may rebarrel it. Last year I shot MT goats at 400yds. one shot high shoulder, clean kills. for a med weight hunting rifle Im comfortable with it out to 600yds. next rifle will be an Allen Magnum, just as soon as I save the money. I had a stock 25-06, this rifle out performs it. With the newer powders I think the AIs are worth the work. this year its goats and muleys.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:11 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

What do you think the effective range for the 25.06 is on med size game?400-500 yards????
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

IMO. standard 2506? using the rule (?) of 1000ft lbs energy its about 400yds for the 100 gr and alittle more for the 115. the ackley gives me 100-150 yds more. its worth 150-200fps to start with. this is comparing my old 25 with a 24" and my ai has a 26.75" barrel. last year the 115 passed thru the antelope, high shoulders, exit hole was 3"dia. 400yds my longest shot with it sofar is 550yds. nice calm day. with any wind ,10+ ,I will just stalk alittle closer. better safe than sorry. one last thing, I do reload and shoot fairly often. I study the rifle, the game and the area I hunt. it all helps.
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I would concur the maximum range is about 500 yards on white tail/antelope sized game. I have shot regularly to 600 with the rifle but the majority of animals taken have been inside of 350. I took a clean couse deer at 540 on a perfect day with a perfect rest but would not care to shoot much past this distance. Great caliber but not a super long range killer. In reality you should try to get as close as possible anyway.
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I was thinking about switching my .270 into a .25.06 so I can use it on both yotes and deer
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

My 25-06AI was on a 1917 action it was the only rifle I had for 20 or 30 years.
it took me that long to shoot the throat out of it and all I ever shot in it was 87 grain hollow points at 3920 fps. It was a very accurate rifle.
the weathby 257 only shoots 60 fps faster and takes 10 more grains of powder to do it.
25-06AI and 264 mag has been my favorite for many years.
HERE IS MY RUGER 25-06 THAT I HAVE NOW.


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