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Anyone use a 25-06 for whitetails?

Old 11-18-2005, 07:20 AM
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Default Anyone use a 25-06 for whitetails?

I am currently shooting a .243 and I like it, but i just wanted a gun with a little more knock down power. I read that the 25-06 was a little bit better gun than the .243. Just wanted to get my fellow hunters opinion.
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:26 AM
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i read on here from alot of guys that its an excellent deer dropper.....they should be replying....its a 3006 necked down to 25cal right?? that suckers going to be CRUISING.....i think they say to use a good heavy bullet....and i think it shoots really flat.....i thought about buying one...one day i may.......
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:44 AM
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I belive the 25-06 is a necked down .270 (which is a necked down 30.06). IMO, u might as well getthe .270 or the 30.06 because it will be easier to find the ammo and it will be cheaper as well.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:08 AM
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Default RE: Anyone use a 25-06 for whitetails?

I have both calibers and both work well on deer size game but the 25-06 is the better choice IMO...
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:18 AM
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Default RE: Anyone use a 25-06 for whitetails?

I had a Ruger Mark II 25.06 and LOVED it!! It did a good job puttingdeer down.

The only potential problem is ammunition selection. If you live near a big sporting goods store, then you are all set. My Ruger 25.06 lovedthe Remington Core Locks and was a tack driver with them; however, when I tried some Hornady rounds it did not hold a tightgroup at all.

The only reason I got rid of it is it was a bull barrel and got a little heavy lugging it into the woods.

Now I have seller's remorse. Since I lost a ton of weight Ican lug around that extra weight and reallywish I had it back!!!
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:24 AM
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Default RE: Anyone use a 25-06 for whitetails?

How does a 7mm.08 and .260 compare to the 25-06? Any of these cartridges tend to be more or less accurate than the others?
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:25 AM
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I belive the 25-06 is a necked down .270 (which is a necked down 30.06). IMO, u might as well getthe .270 or the 30.06 because it will be easier to find the ammo and it will be cheaper as well.

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:10 AM
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Ishoot a 25-06 somtimes and its a nice gun ,and it doesnt tear the meat up ....
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:34 AM
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go with the 7mm-08, is the 308 necked down to fit a 7mm bullet.. it is extremely flat shooting and knocks deer on their butts. It is also heavy enough for larger game also and small enough for long distance varmint rounds.... everyone has their own opinions but I really like the 7mm-08... just my .02c
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:47 PM
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I shoot a remington 25-06 and every deer i have shot with it it has dropped right in its tracks. And the ammo for the 25-06 is the same price as 270 but the 25-06 has alot less of a recoil. I love it!!
 

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