25-06 still getting it done

OG10

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Just a reminder a 25-06 can still bring home the bacon so to spesk. Nothing fancy 120 federal fusion,Remington 700 with trigger job,Meopta meostar r-1 3x12.One shot per pig drt.
 

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25WSM

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Well I never underestimated the 25-06 because I had one till I went and messed up and turned it into a 257bee. Actually the only thing messed up were the deer.
I think the most under rated cartridge is the 6.5 Grendel. That little guy punches way over it's weight.
With rl26 the old 25-06 can pretty much hang with the 257bee.
Oh I did have a 25-06ai for a bit. But then I punched it out to the 257bee also.
Shep
 

Aoudad shooter1975

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I will date myself a bit. The first gun I bought with my own money was a tang safety M77 V in 25-06 from B.B. Pawn in Abilene Texas. It was a shooter-Bailey (the owner)helped me out with a nice used Redfield accutrac scope and I shot about everything that moved South west of Abilene from about 1988-1997. Fed a steady diet of Speer 100 grain bullets I did not have many deer/hogs or coyotes walk away. I later switched to the 117 roundnose bullet as I found a hell of a deal on 5 boxes of them, and found they shot stellar in my gun--they worked too--. I like 25WSM fell under the allure of the 257 WBY in 1997 and bought a Weatherby accumark , but still have a ton of respect for the old 25-06.
 
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warboar21

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I have a first Gen Remington Sendero bought back in 1994. That thing is a tack driver and has accounted for 100s of prairie dogs, coyote, an Antelope, blacktail, mule deer, a cow and Bull Elk. I would love to find a left handed light weight rifle chambered for it.
 

DJ Fergus

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Just a reminder a 25-06 can still bring home the bacon so to spesk. Nothing fancy 120 federal fusion,Remington 700 with trigger job,Meopta meostar r-1 3x12.One shot per pig drt.
How do you like those fusions? I've shot them in several other cartridges and they have always grouped well. I just got through putting a 9 twist barrel on a 25-06. I've got a box of 120gr fusions that I'm gonna run through it before I do any handloading.
 

Sockeye66

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My son has a tack driver 25-06. It's murder on Javelina here in Az and deer hate it. The stock is maple.
Mine has a Maple stock as well, 117gr Sierra BTSP GK over IMR 4350 is the load it shoots best. Built on a Springfield 03A3 action and a Shilen 24" heavy sporter barrel.
 

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