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Old 10-03-2012, 12:51 PM
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I have been deer hunting my entire life mostly in my home state of Iowa where it is bow, black powder and slug guns only. So while I know how I hunt deer I know nothing about rifles. I have a good deal I could get on a .25-06. Just wondering your thoughts on that caliber for deer. Is that plenty big enough? And what kind of range can you expect? Any help would be great.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:43 PM
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will lay out a deer no problem. Buddy use to shoot his out to 500 yards and had no problems taking deer out at that range.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:36 PM
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It's plenty big enough, I've killed a few hundred with a .243...

Excellent whitetail round...The only disadvantage I can think of is cost of ammo
simply because it is not as popular as other rounds...
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:52 AM
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First "long range" rifle I ever owned was a Remington 700 in 25.06 Rem. I had no issues with killing deer sized game cleanly. I was hunting a lot in western Alabama back then ... over and around the soy bean fields that were once wide spread across that area of the state. Shots in the 250-300-350 yard range were not uncommon. I used a hand load which incorporated a Nosler Partition bullet. You can certainly load up (or buy factory loads) blistering fps loads with the lighter weight bullets, but I would not suggest going below 100 gr. for deer sized game.

I sold that rifle many years ago and have regretted doing so many times!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 AM
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Flat, hard hitting and bang flop. One of the best for deer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy this one.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:28 PM
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I dont understand why its not a more popular gun. the only deer gun ive shot that outshot it was a .270
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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25 06 rules best deer gun ever
One of the best calibers going just cant figure why it is not more popular?
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Treebeard View Post
25 06 rules best deer gun ever
One of the best calibers going just cant figure why it is not more popular?
probably cause there are already so many calibers that can do the same thing, or close to it. I've been interested in it but already have a .223, .270, and 7mm rem mag so i see no use for it in my arsenal. But hey, you can never have to many guns! might just have to make room for one more...
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