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is a 25-06 good for hunting deer?

Old 12-18-2008, 03:26 PM
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im thinking about buying a 25-06 but i would like to know if its a good gun to use to hunt deer.
and whats a good grain to use.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:35 PM
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Default RE: is a 25-06 good for hunting deer?

Yes... I use the 90 grain Winchester CXP-1 .... They do the job, a couple weeks ago it put the smack down on a big ol' boar hog too.... I have several rifles of different calibers, the 25-06 is my favorite....
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:19 PM
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What is the main differences between a 25.06 & a .243?
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:43 PM
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25-06 is a great deer round. I currently use the 30-06 or .243, but a friend of mine took two this year with his 25-06 and some 90gr handloads. He lives in Montana and routinely takes a couple of mule deer with it every year. He has used everything from 70gr-125gr.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:00 PM
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The .25-06 is quite a round, sight it in at 200 yards if you can, it only drops around 3 inches at that distance. I prefer my .270 when I'm in the woods, but the .25-06 is the Hammer of Thor on deer in fields. I load mine with 115 gr. Nosler Partition rounds or 117 gr. BTSPs. I used to use a .243 in fields, but after using a .25-06, I don't really see the point.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:26 PM
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The .25-06 is a necked down .30-06 as is the .270. The .243 is a necked down .308. The .25-06 is an excellent deer cartridge as is all the others mentioned.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:01 PM
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thanks ill keep all that in mind. i think im gonna go ahead and get the 25-06.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:04 PM
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I suggest a Ruger M77 or an S&W i-Bolt, the M77 has the 24" barrel that the .25-06 loves, and the i-Bolt has a 23" barrel, which isn't quite as good, but it beats a 22" barrel.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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do yall know of what kind of small animals i can hunt with a 25-06 with a lighter grain bullet?
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:21 PM
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A lot of coyote hunters use them here in Kansas.
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