25-06 strikes back

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by remingtonman_25_06, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday morning me and a buddy went yote hunting all day. I took my 25-06 w/100g btips at a slow 3150fps. Majority of the day was just spent driving around looking for them as its pretty cold and there out looking for food. I forgot actually how many coyotes we seen yesterday, I know it was more then 10. I missed at least 5 or 6 of them, all on the run from 150-500 yards away. None would ever sit still long enough for me to range, click my scope, and shoot. 1 of them, I forgot to jack a shell in the chamber and he was standing about 200 yards away, crosshairs were right on him and "click". Aww man, I jacked a shell in, by that time, yote took off doing mach 10. Another one was trotting slowly about 150 yards and I put the crosshairs a foot or two in front of him and touched off, only to see him kick it in another gear. To say I was getting mad was an understatement. I know yotes are hard to shoot running, but man was I on a roll for missing. On the way home, I happened to look up and see 2 coyotes standing on the hillside about 200 yards away. I got out of the truck, got a rest off fencepost and took a shot at 1 that was standing there. The 100g btip slapped him right behind the shoulder and he did a mad dash down the hill 50 yards and came to a rest. Finally got one after a whole day of missing. There so much easier to hit when there just standing there. I hit him right behind the shoulder, but a little low. The 100g btip pretty much gutted him Pics aren't to great cuz it was right before dark, but there not to bad. I haven't shot a yote with my 25-06 in over a year, so it was nice to get it back on track.

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  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ceylonc

    I'm shooting a Winchester model 70 classis sporter, 24" factory barrel. Scope is a Leupold VX2, 6-18x40, target knobs, w/fine duplex. Sits in leupold rifleman weaver style rings/bases. Winchester factory trigger worked to 2.5#. This rifle is actually pretty accurate for a factory. Has shot a .043" 3 shot group at 100 yards, and will shoot 1/4" with that load most the time, bullet is 117g SBT. Several bullets will shoot .5" at 100 yards. Hope to get a few more with this 100g btip combo.
     

  3. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Can you put target knobs on my Leupold scope with out sending it back to them ?
    Redbone