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Old 07-02-2003, 03:00 PM
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Default 25-06

How many have a 25-06, and what bullet do you use, and with what kind of reults.

(on whitetails)........I have a Remington sendero, reload Nosler 115gr. ballistic tips
Very accurate and so far (knock on wood) has been pure poison on deer, all have dropped in there tracks.

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Old 07-02-2003, 06:23 PM
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i use factory loaded hornady light magnum ammo , a 117 gr. BTSP interlock bullet , i shoot a savage m111 w/a synthetic stock , i don' t see any great improvement in the light mags but , the rifle sure is accurate but, it' s a bolt action savage never had a chance to use her on any deer though , my whelen usually gets the nod [>:]

i forgot to mention that my groups at 100 yrds. are 1 3/8 " to 1 3/4" ' s , i don' t get to shoot her too often though so at least i think those are good groups [&:][&:]
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:35 PM
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I have one in a Win. 70 classic .. leupold 4x14x50 .. fed. 100 gr barnes x .. Works well but you need to hit bone to expand the x bullets ...Bill
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Old 07-02-2003, 09:36 PM
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I just had to have a 25-06 when they first came out. I needed a left hand bolt which no body made at that time in that caliber. I bought a new left hand Remmington 700 in 270 and sent it off to E. R. Shaw to have it rebarreled to the new quarterbore. I loaded up some 120 grain bullets and took it out for its first deer hunt. BOY WAS I EVER DISAPPOINTED. The first bullets out for the 25-06 were a disaster. The either blew up on contact or punched 1/4 inch holes through things with no damage at all. A year later I pawned it off on a guy who just had so have a left hand 25-06. Well times changed and Nosler and Barnes answered the call and now most everyone makes good bullets for the 25-06. I will pick up another soon as it is a very good rifle. I do have two quarter bores. The 250-3000 Savage and the 257 Roberts.
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:11 PM
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Default RE: 25-06

my first deer rifle was a 25. i have tried 117 grain fed bt boattail and was not impressed. next i tried win. 120 grain positive expanding, they worked really well on the deer in ne missouri.then i struck gold with the nitrex 120 grain grandslam... but they no longer make them i assume. so i went back to win and started using their 115 grain ballistic silver tip. overall groups can be covered with a quarter at 100 yards out of both my dads rem 700 adl' s.

for smaller critters try the 75 grain ballistic tips you' ll be impresed!!!

great choice !!![8D][8D][8D]
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:41 PM
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I have the Ruger model 77 stainless with comp stock . So far I have been using the XBT 100 gr Barnes bullets and have taken five deer with it ,all one shot drop in thier tracks . In my opinion its a great deer round .
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:59 PM
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I bought a new left hand Remmington 700 in 270 and sent it off to E. R. Shaw to have it rebarreled to the new quarterbore.
Ever wish you would have just left it a 270?
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:28 PM
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I have a Rugar #1 25-06 and shoot federal 117 gr..............Awesome gun.
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:34 PM
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3rd for the barnes 100 gr xbt... occasionally one of the petals will break of, but they are one tough bullet.
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