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Postby 1Morgan » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:31 pm

This is my first deer season ever, my father in-law is letting me use his 25-06. I have never heard of it before. It shoots nice it's a Remington 700. Anyone have an opinion on it?
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RE: 25-06

Postby fasteddie » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:46 pm

I no longer own any Remingtons but I do have a New England Firearms 25-05 handirifle and it drops deer on the spot , if I do my part . Only problem is ....... they never ever have this ammo on sale like others ! [:@]
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RE: 25-06

Postby vipermann7 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:21 pm

I have a ruger 25-06 with a floated bull barrel. the barrel is long, 28 inches, its a bolt action with wood stock. it's a tack driver. I have it zeroed at 200 yrds and have shot crows with it at 300 yards. its a good flat shooting caliber. its considered a good all around round for lots of medium sized game. it shoots flat, so its good for longer range shots on animals like antelope, and has plenty of power to take down deer sized game. i dont know the official specs, but from what i have seen with mine i would say you easily can take deer with it out to at least 300 yards, probably out to 400 yards without a problem. it's a good round. not as popular as some other rounds, but its fairly flat shooting and doesnt kick much.

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RE: 25-06

Postby CB on the run » Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:16 am

I shot many deer with a .257 Roberts which is a 25 caliber like the 25-06. It's hotter than the .257 and it's a fine whitetail/antelope round. Chose a good 115-120 grain bullet.
I used to handload Nosler Partitions for my 257 and liked the way they preformed both on the range and in the field.
The only minor drawback to the round that I'm aware of is that it only fits in long actions thus adding some weight to the gun. This probably isn't a concern for you, I'm just into light weight rifles. Good luck.


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