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Old 01-07-2002, 04:25 PM
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Default RE: 25-06 for deer

I have used a 25/06 for about 10 years and I think it is a fine deer caliber. I use 117 grain federal premiums which does the job for me. The ballistics for a 25/06 fall between a 243 and a 270, very flat shooting and is by the way almost identical bullet drop performance to my 7mm mag. with 150- 165 grain loads. So I can pick up either, go into the field and don't need to worry about where the bullet will be. The 25/06 is a Ruger M77, with a magnum barrel and the 7 mag. is a Sako Finbear. 25/06 is fast, accurate and plenty of caliber for deer game.
Never had to follow one for more than 30 yards.

Edited by - The Hunting Experience on 01/07/2002 16:41:38
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Old 01-07-2002, 11:13 PM
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Default RE: 25-06 for deer

i bought a rem 700 stainless dm about three weeks ago . didnt get to shot a deer with it but on paper (with a cheap trashco scope)it is awesome. i loaded 100 gr ballistic tips and the thing was shooting tight. buddy by next season it will right and going to get some deer steak with it .
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Old 01-08-2002, 12:11 AM
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Default RE: 25-06 for deer

I bought one this past fall. Using 100 gr.
bal. tips between 3,300 and 3,400 fps. my
rifle dropped 2 deer in their tracks, right
where they stood. I really like this caliber
for deer sized game and look out groundhogs
this summer.
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Old 01-08-2002, 08:02 AM
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Default RE: 25-06 for deer

i use a 25-06 with 115 nosler partition bullet. pure awesome, you won't track a buck or have a lot of meat damage with this round.i've shot them from 37yds to 370yds and all it takes is 1 shot
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Old 01-08-2002, 12:59 PM
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Default RE: 25-06 for deer

The 100 grain bullet should be fine for deer. That is what I use out of a 243 Win and it performs very well.
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