1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Was headed out to the range this morning when I noticed a dog standing out in a cut wheat field about 6 am. Had my 25-06 behind the seat so I knew he was in BIG trouble. He was about 150-200 yards out and appeared to be mousing. As soon as I started to slow down he stopped what he was doing and was locked on me. In the meantime I was trying to steer the truck, get my gun up front, take the scope caps off, and by the time I got the truck stopped, that little sucker took off hauling the mail. He was quartering away so I knew I didn't have to lead him that much with the 100g NBT going 3500fps. I put it about 1ft, maybe 1.5 feet ahead of his shoulder and let the 100g NBT do the rest of the work. At the crack of the shot, all I saw was a big pile of dust. NICE!! He did a few rolls and was done for. The 100g nbt at 3500fps is not very fur friendly, lol. Sorry no pics, I was already late for shooting.
     

  2. 243yote

    243yote Well-Known Member

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    so what powder do you use for your 25-06? i have one also but have not yet worked up any loads for it. :rolleyes:
     

  3. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I've tried everything from IMR-4895-Retumbo. Just depends what weight bullet I'm trying out.

    I recently started playing with Retumbo and its just awesome. 3500fps w/100g NBT and 1/2MOA from a 24" bbl 25-06 is no slouch. It also shoots the 115g VLD at 3275fps as well as 1/4-1/2 MOA.

    I have burned far more RL-22 in my 25's then anything though.

    My favorite powders are probly RL-19/IMR4350/4831 for the lightweights (under 100g), and RL-22 and Retumbo for 100g-125g bullets.

    I've tried at least 15 powders over the years out of several 25's and not 1 of them was ever picky. I just like to find different combos that work, and I"ve got about 20+ pages of my own data in a 3 ring binder that I've saved over 10 years.

    If you need any specific data, let me know. I might be able to help you out or point you in the right direction.
     
  4. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Another great coyote !
     
  5. dogdinger

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    "The 100g nbt at 3500fps is not very fur friendly, lol."


    That has been my experience exactly. Even though the fur market is not very good now, i like to skin the really good ones i get and make rugs out of them. The only one i have ever shot with the 2506 that was worth skinning was a big male dog that i caught going straight away from me once.....gave him the ole texas heart shot with a 117 gr nosler......couldnt even find a hole in his hide! bullet was longed in the vertabrea in his neck.... AJ
     
  6. blade454

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    Hey Remingtonman how much RL-22 do you use with the 115g VLD's? I just got a can of RL-22 and a box of VLD's for my 25-06.
     
  7. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Yup - I like a .25-06 for a multi-purpose rock chuck, coyote & mule deer rifle myself!

    Congrats on another coyote! Seems those thing know what's about to happen when one of our trucks slows down out on the road...
     
  8. liltank

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    I had a really good load of IMR4831 52.8 grains with SGK's. Bullet just touching the lands. Took two deer right on the spot. Little damage to anything.

    Tank
     
  9. remingtonman_25_06

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    I was using 50.5g Rl-22, win case, cci 200, 115g vld right on the lands, 1/4-1/2 MOA to 400 yards and 3025fps.

    Thats why Im liking this Retumbo. I can get 3275fps and 1/2-3/4 MOA to 400 yards, which is still plenty good for hunting, but the extra 250fps makes a huge difference. 125fps shy of a factory 257 WBY is all.
     
  10. tomestone

    tomestone Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot Remingtion man I have not got one on the run yet, but good for you:)
     
  11. smoked

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    [​IMG]400-425 yard head shot 25-06 115 ct/nosler bt, 58.2 gr rl-25 this morning on fresh snow
     
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  12. tomestone

    tomestone Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot 115gr works best for me too. The 26-06 just amazes me how accurate they are.gun)
     
  13. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

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    i just got some retumbo for my 300 rum but after seeing this, im going to try it in the 25-06, im stuck at 3080-3100 with rl25 and 3080-3115 with rl-22 and rl-22 is showing press signs so i stayed with rl-25 accuracy seems to be about the same at 100 yds but past 500 the rl-25 seems smoother and more controlled, cci benchrest primers
     
  14. smoked

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    mine is a tikka 695 and for a grab a gun and kill it, it just works, not too loud, no kick, i have shot ground squirrels,chipmunks,rabbits,ringtale cats,house cats,ferral dogs,foxes,coyotes,javelina,white tail deer,mule deer,badgers,birds,snakes,muskrats,etc etc etc, deer was the largest and they didnt run off, i have shot deer with sierras,hornadys,and noslers, and all performed well but my favorite all around bullet is the 115 nosler, been shooting it since 1997 and seems to have the same accuracy, going to try some berger vlds this spring for rock chucks, longest shot was a milk jug just over 950 yards off a bipod, longest attempted with the 25-06 was 1117, and barely missed a coyote