6mmís & Quarter Bores Includes centerfire factory and wildcat cartridges from .243 to .277 that can be used for small game, predators and varmints as well as larger game.

.25-06 Rem

Old 11-21-2020, 12:37 PM
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I've got a load developed for my Tikka M695 .25-06 that gives me 1/2" groups at 100yds with Hornady 75gr V-Max on top of 48.5 grains of H4350, COAL 3.095". I haven't run it through the chronograph yet. Will this work for squirrels?
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:48 PM
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It will work. TOO WELL. 25-06 is WAY too big for squirrels. It's more of a deer, antelope, and coyote caliber. If you want to hunt squirrels then may I suggest a 22 lr with 36-40 grain copper plated hollow points(solid points work too) an I prefer headshots only. Doesn't ruin any meat with headshots. If you use a 2506 on a squirrel there wont be a squirrel left. Just a bit of hair and hide will be all that's left.
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitetailturkey01 View Post
It will work. TOO WELL. 25-06 is WAY too big for squirrels. It's more of a deer, antelope, and coyote caliber. If you want to hunt squirrels then may I suggest a 22 lr with 36-40 grain copper plated hollow points(solid points work too) an I prefer headshots only. Doesn't ruin any meat with headshots. If you use a 2506 on a squirrel there wont be a squirrel left. Just a bit of hair and hide will be all that's left.
Yep, I will admitt the idea of using a 25-06 for squirrels is more humor that anything. I plan on using .25-06 (or .223) for coyotes. My brother did shoot a crow once with his 270 at about 100 yards. The crow turned out to be a magician. He disappeared in a puff of feathers
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