1000 yd. .25 Cal.

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  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Is the .25 a viable 1000 yd. varmint caliber??
     
  2. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    Bullet selections is still limited severely compared to the other calibers, so your chances of finding the right combination are hampered from the beginning.
     

  3. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    To answer your question--yes--as long as your gun shots a 115 berger VLD or 115 ballistic tip or maybe 100SMK very well.

    bullets are limited, but it can be done--257 ackley is probably the most efficient wildcat in that cal. then again you have the wssm coming out.

    JB

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  4. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    right, 750 gr a-max = 1.05 bc [​IMG]
     
  5. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I suppose you hunt varmints with a 50cal.
     
  6. MachV

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    Prairie dogs @ 2000 yards.That 750Amax fights the wind and you can spot the shot a lot better than most but the recoil makes for a long day [​IMG]
    Havent tryed the 25-06 yet,will a Savage barrel handle the 115grainers?
     
  7. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    Mach V

    I hunt groundhogs at 5000 yards!

    I haven't hit one yet, but neither have you, right?
     
  8. skidlyman

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    a prairie dog now and then, but theres some boys over in Afganistan and Iraq that have been having a lot of luck shooting varmits with Fifty Cals! [​IMG]
     
  9. speedbump

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    ss'yote & mach v,

    I shoot against a fella from Northern Illinois that competes with a Savage .25-06 in 1,000 yard matches. He shoots the heavy Bergers as I recall & most certainly does NOT embarrass himself. He usually scores around 190 or so out of 200 from that distance...not too shabby. [​IMG]
     
  10. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    only problem with that caliber is going to be WIND, Thats why I stick with 50bmg. the heavier the projectile ... with low BC, the less effect from wind
     
  11. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    you mean "high" BC right?

    JB
     
  12. BountyHunter

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    JLK has a 108 gr .500 BC bullet and compare to the 6.5 caliber 140 JLK at .630 and that is low for the 140.

    BH
     
  13. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Randy
    Was out last August with a guy shooting a 300WSM(one of Bruce Artis creations)trying to get into the 2000 yard club.Had the 50 along so when he was waiting for his barrel to cool I figured I'd give it a try.To my surprize it stayed very close to MOA out that far but unfortunately a Prairie dogs is smaller than 20".Ran out of ammo before a prairie ran out of luck so to answer your ? no it aint happened...yet.
    Good luck with your 5000 yard hog.
     
  14. BountyHunter

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    Contact Precision Shooting. In one of their early 1990s books there was a long article on the 257 Banshee. It was based off the 8 x 68 RWS case which is very good. They were shooting prairie dogs at around 1400 yds with it. Cannot remember any of the details without going back and finding the article but one hot cartridge that worked well.

    RWS cases are very good guality, just tough to find in the US. Dave Tooley is distributor and likes the case a lot.

    BH