Making my 25-06 a accurate long range rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Christianthebuckmaster, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Christianthebuckmaster

    Christianthebuckmaster New Member

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    Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. This is my first post on this forums and im wanting to make my 25-06 the ultimate long range rifle. I use my 25-06 for groundhogs, deer, coyote, and other varmints. I reload and im shooting 115 grain nosler balistic tips. Its already a accurate rifle as it stands. What all should i do to kill a groundhog at 600-1000 yards?
     
  2. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I'd say chrono your load, get it plugged into one of the Ballistic Calculators, check/learn your rifle's drops and practice on paper, groundhogs or both.
    A scope with target turrets and a laser range finder will help. JohnnyK.
     
  3. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH.

    If you are confident in the accuracy of your rig, then it is time to learn what your bullet is doing downrange. Like johnnyk suggested, develop your drop table and back it up with a good ballistics program. Once you have a good idea what is happening downrange, then target acquisition is the next step. A top quality laser rangefinder is a must. Lots of threads here on that subject. In the end, at the yardage you are talking about, the Swaro or the Leica will be your best bet. Then get a quality scope. You will need to determine if you want to compensate for distance by "holdover" or the "dial-up" method. This will determine what reticle you want, which in turn will give the direction you need to go in choosing a quality scope.
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    What all should i do to kill a groundhog at 600-1000 yards? [​IMG]

    Hunt on NO WIND DAYS after you do all of the above.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    what make 25-06 do you have?? what size are the groups at 600 yards??
     
  6. Reynolds02

    Reynolds02 Well-Known Member

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    After you chrono your load you still need to shoot the ranges to verify your dope. It doesn't always match what your chrono and published bc say...good luck
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the 25-06 is a great round. no answer . interesting.
     
  8. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Original poster hasn't been back since posting the question...