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Question by hornhunter. Uploaded on November 23, 2009
I would say no, the caliber is good but the bullet weight is wrong, I would use at least a 130 grain and a 140 grain would be better.
I would say no. This is because 115 grain is relatively light. Also 25-06 is not very big. I would suggest probably 150-180 grain bullet maybe .270 at the smallest, 30-06 my preference. Also with the 25.06 you wiil 75% need a follow-up shot. Don't risk wounding an animal, go bigger. Good luck and have fun.
I would say no to, its a little too light , I would use atleast a .270 with 130 grain bullet
the caliber might be okay but that bullet is way too light. you don't want to have to chase a wounded animal for ten miles just to have it get up and run when you find it. if a 25-06 is all you have you should find the heaviest, not the fastest, bullet available. good luck.
Sure you can......and risk loosing a bull or two. I would go for a larger diameter bullet like 30-06 or 444 Marlin. Mabey even 45/70. Elk are big animals and can go a long way with a skimpy little bullet like that in them. You really ought to consider a new cartridge. I still say the '06. Good luck and good huntin'.
i think the .25-06 is a marginal elk caliber, but with the right bullet and a good shooter it'll be deadly. Not sure the light ballistic tip bullet is advisable. Take only an unobstructed broadside lung shot. If you can, find a larger caliber
No, a .25-06 is way too small. I would say .270 is marginal. The .444 and .45-70 is overkill. They'll mangle too much. I shot thirteen of em with 30-06 and no regrets. A 300 Win Mag would be a good choice. A 7mm Rem Mag would not for the same reason I discouraged the above two lunkers.
I would say a 30-06 with a 180 grain bullet for elk. You can use the 150 grain for deer.
RANGE MONKEY ALERT!
I would not give it a second thought of using a 120 grain Nosler Partition, Barnes or any other good constructed 120 grain bullet.
Ballistic tips will premature open up to fast.
I'm glad someone sounded the Range Monkey Alarm!
Ballistic Tips in any flavor are not elk bullets! Period. to flimsy and come apart easily. Ok for deer and speed goats.
Ballistic Tips is nothing more than a hollow point with a protective point!
I have seen a ballistic tip fired out of a 375 h&h blow up on the shoulder of and eland bull and not even penetrate into the chest cavity... given this experience I would say that you should find a much more robust bullet for use with heavy game... esp out of a slightly underpowered 25-06. I'd go with barns. good luck hunting!
Well a Barnes TSX is a hallow point bullet clay.......
bigbboy35... TSX stand for tripple shock x bullet. a full copper bullet with a scall conical opening that allows for expansion in the absence of a lead core... however I would NOT throw this in the same category as traditional hollow points, it is something compleetely different and one of themost solidly constructed bullets on the market.
My point was that you can't stereotype a hallow point as not being a hunting bullet (as clay seemed to do). As you pointed out, not all hallow points are designed the same. I agree with you that it is one of the better bullets on the market, just technically speaking it is a hallow point bullet.
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