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

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:20 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I tend to agree with your gun shop guy. I would look for any excuse to purchase another project. I am also lucky with my wife who also shoots and hunts with me so there is generally not too many hassles when I NEED a new rifle (unless there are big bills to pay). I have just purchased a new model 70 extreme in 7mm rem mag so that will be my do all rifle for the bigger stuff like sambar and big hogs. The extra bullet weight will be better for the larger game at ranges beyond 300 yards. I havent picked it up yet so i havent loaded for it yet. I am looking at the Hornady 162gn SST for open country and the Barnes 150gn TTSX or TSX for the scrub. If anyone out there has used these projectiles in the 7mm rem mag I would love to hear about there performance.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:30 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

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I tend to agree with your gun shop guy. I would look for any excuse to purchase another project. I am also lucky with my wife who also shoots and hunts with me so there is generally not too many hassles when I NEED a new rifle (unless there are big bills to pay). I have just purchased a new model 70 extreme in 7mm rem mag so that will be my do all rifle for the bigger stuff like sambar and big hogs. The extra bullet weight will be better for the larger game at ranges beyond 300 yards. I havent picked it up yet so i havent loaded for it yet. I am looking at the Hornady 162gn SST for open country and the Barnes 150gn TTSX or TSX for the scrub. If anyone out there has used these projectiles in the 7mm rem mag I would love to hear about there performance.
I have used those bullets in my Shilen 7mm Rem Mag Custom. They are certainly ok and will get the job done. But I got much better accuracy, ballistics, and down range performance on game with the Berger 168 grain Hunter. I am pushing these out of a 26" barrel at 3024 fps, and they group 5 shots at .5".

This gun has a Badger Ordnance detachable box magazine and bottom metal. (same as the 300 Win Mag). This lets me seat the bullets out to the lands and still function through the magazine.

But I have a Tactical Precision Rifles 308 that will not let me seat Berger's out to the lands. It actually groups (3 shots) under .25". I have looked and tried for decades to find a hunting bullet that will shoot close to a match bullet. Berger is it.

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Old 12-27-2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I have been a 25-06 shooter since the late 50's when it was a wildcat as no factory rifle existed for it. It was called a .25 Neider. Built one on a 03 Springfield action with an Apex match barrel. Had to make all my brass from 30-06 & .270 cases. Shot really well. When I was drafted and went in the Army and needed some $$$, I sold it. I bought another one in a old model tang safety Ruger M77 in 1977. I still have it and it still shoots sub minute groups. I guess I have shot over 50 deer and probably about 40 antelope with it...it is lethal. I really like the Sierra 117 gr BT and that is all I use. I have a Leupold VXIII 4 x 14 mounted on it. Doubt if I'll ever replace it as it just keeps shootin!!! Don't need anything more....dead is dead!
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I have been shooting a Smith & Wesson 1500 25-06 (Mfg. by Howa) for years. The Nosler 120gr. in front of ?? grs. of H4831 is deadly accurate in my rifle. The load I use is beyond recommended, that is why the ?? for saftey sake. It works in my rifle, perhaps not yours.

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

It's good to read the stories from some of you guys who have been using the .25-06 for decades, and have taken truckloads of game.

Thanks for sharing your knowlege!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:46 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I think the 25-06 may be the most underrated caliber for deer sized game and I'll never part with my Ruger! Well some day I will, but I won't care then, LOL!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

Is nobody using norma brass?

I was hoping that my gun (sako 85, 25.06AI lothar walter barrel) would shoot the 90gr sierrra blitz king. It has impressive BC for a 90gr varmint bullet in .257 but unfortunately it does not like it.
I used VV N560 to get the speed I wanted or about +3800fps. Does anybody shoot this bullet with good speed and accuracy?
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