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Old 12-08-2004, 11:00 PM
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I went into Scheels today to pick up a rifle that I had on Lay away. Trouble is they had a new 25-06 Ruger with a composite stock and 24 inch barrel. It was marked down a 100 dollars. Needless to say it followed me home and the layaway on the other rifle was re-written. It will take me a few days to hunt up my dies and brass so I bought a box of the Winchester Supreme 115 grain ballistic silver tips. Anyone used that ammo? If so how did it perform. I would like to get it ready quick if I can as I have two tags for deer left for the late rifle season which is Jan. 1-9. I have two new scopes here. One is a new Aetec 2.8x10 and the other a Scheels Hunter model in 4x14. I also have a new Luepold Rifleman 3x9. Any of them should work well I would think. Happy Day. New Pea shooter.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:16 PM
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Congrats on your new play toy. .25-06 is one caliber I'd really love to have. I've actually thought a lot about having a custom M700 built chambered in .25-06 Ackley Improved, with a medium-heavy contour fluted barrel with a nice McMillan sporter stock. It'd make a GREAT long range varmint/predator rifle, but also be a practical rifle for putting deer in the freezer. I personally feel the .25-06 is a great crossover caliber. Does burn a lot of powder for a prairie dog rifle, but if one had a .223 or 22-250 for short range/high volume dog blasting, and saved the 25-06 for dialing long distance, it'd work out great. And it's much better for lighter thin skinned big game like deer and antelope than the 6mm's. Light recoil too. It's a win/win caliber to be sure.


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Old 12-08-2004, 11:18 PM
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way to go man enjoy!!!!! btw i have the same simmons aetec on my m/ler with no complaints
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:26 AM
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I use the Winchester/Nosler BST bullet, I have fired factory loads. I like the bullet in general, I use a 270 and a 270 WSM for almost everything. I have dropped many deer with this bullet as well as Black Bear. In 22-250 I have shot many ground hogs and coyote using the CXP 1 version of the bullet for varmits. Never had a problem, they seem to make a bigger impact at a distance than other bullets. Just make sure to use the correct bullet for the job, I believe that Winchester sells the CXP 1 and the CXP 2 bullets for the 25-06 (another pet of mine after my beloved 270's). The CAP 1 is for Varmit and claim to fragment or expload on impact (they will penitrate a ground hog or coyote but really tear them up) the CXP 2 is for light or thin skinned game such as white tail (this is also what I use on Black Bear as their skin is not nearly as tough as their bigger brother out there, they claim to have rapid controlled expansion, they are killers and are very effective. At distance (about 350 - 400 yards) I have noticed a few times that they did not exit a whitetail hit in the vital zone, dissipated all their energy on the animinal. Killed them on the spot, the bullets were usually somewhere near the hide on the opposite side of the shot, so they are going deep enough. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:28 AM
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As far as the scope goes I would say use the aetec, i have one on my knight disc and really like it. Have fun with the new rifle!!!
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:51 PM
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I had a 25-06 when they first came out. At that time the bullets just were not up to par for the extra power that it has. The bullets that worked well in the Roberts and the Savage were a bit fragil for the 25-06. The heavy bullet whichc at that time were mainly for the Weatherby Mag sometimes would not open. With Nosler bringing out the Partition and ballistic tip for the smaller calibers, this problem was solved. Now we have many good bullets for the 25's and I am ready to find a good load for it. I will start with and hope to stay with the 100 grain Nosler Partition. I feel that the 25 calibers except for maybe the Weatherby are at thier best with 100 grain bullets. The 25-06 will handle both deer and varmits with the 100 grain bullets. And yes, in a pinch the 25-06 will do Elk very well also. A friend of mine now gone, used the 25-06 for elk from the day it came out. Never lost one. This said, there are better rifles for Elk duty. For me its main duty will be Mule deer.
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