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Question by sbfish. Uploaded on January 25, 2010
Personally I am not a big fan of the cartridge, but it is an excellent cartridge for deer sized game out to extreme ranges, and possibly Elk if needed. So if you like the cartridge or would like to get one, go ahead and get it.
Great for groundhogs to Mule Deer. It is also really good for pronghorn.
I knew an old sawyer in Montana who used nothing else. There are better choices for efficiency, but it cannot be denied that it makes meat!
It is my all time favorite deer cartridge. Clay Cooper the legendary long range shot is also known to be a big fan of the 25-06.
It would be very hard to find a better long range rifle for deer size game than the 25-06.
25/06 is an excellent deer as well as large varmint cartridge.
Who am I to disagree with the legendary Clay Cooper?
I actually am coming to like my .25-06 better than the .30-'06 because to .25-06 is not finicky about bullet weights.
its a great gun for deer. but i wouldnt use it for bigger things like elk. but thats just me
1: Smallest recommended cartridge for Elk.
2: As a Long Range High Power Competition Shooter and avid Hunter, I sold my 300 Win Mag back in 1980 and replaced it with a 25-06.
3: Best choice for beginners, if you're recoil sensitive and fantastic for extreme shooting!
4: One of the most easiest to load for and you can make your own 25-06 out of 270, 280 and 30-06, just trim to length. I make my cases from 30-06 Lake City Military Match Brass!
Welcome back from the DARK SIDE! LOL!!!
One more thing, the 257 Weatherby Mag, you cannot tell the difference in the 150 fps difference. The 25 WSSM is 100 fps slower than the 25-06.
Only real difference between the 25-06 and the other Magnums is the price to feed it!
It would be if you had the money to travel with it.It would have plenty of power.Penatrasion should be great. so buy it already!!!!
In my humble opinion, it is the BEST deer cartrige. I shot .223, .243, .270, 30-30, 30-06, .35 Remington, .375 H&H, etc. and tend to leave them all at home in favor of the 25-06. It is also my best prairie dog, coyote and antelope cartrige. I would have no doubt in giving it my highest recommendation. If you don't like it, let me know and I may buy it... Mine has over 40,000 rounds through it and before long, I'll be needing a new barrel.
It's one of my favorite cartridges. It shoots flat, fast, and accurate. Perfect for whitetails. And one thing to remember bullet placement is more important than cartridge size.
I considered buying one but bought a 270 instead. I have no regrets but I know there are guys who swear by the 25-06.
I just came from WalMart. I was looking at their bullet selection. 270 win were $25/box. 25-06 were $41/box. Is that normal? Are they usually alot more pricey?
Good cartridge for deer. I load my hunting buddy 100 Grain Nosler Balistic Tips and he seems to get along fine with them. His stand offers long range shots and I think that is why he like the 25-06.
they r 3o to 40 at cabelas
Yes, it's very accurate and provides plenty of punch to kill a deer. My brother has a 25 WSSM, basically a magnum version of the '06
What about for around 10-250 yrd shot range what caliber would u guys recommend
The 25-06 is highly effective and my top recommendation for deer from 1 foot to 600 yards. I use 100g Hornady Interlock or Sierra Game King bullets out to 500 yards and 115g Berger bullets beyond that. 25-06 bullets are normally priced the same as .270 or 30-06 bullets but stores will price as the market will bear. I reload them for around $10 per box; less if they are 75g varmint bullets; more if they are premium Barnes bullets. If you are hunting heavy timber, I suggest using slower moving 120g round nosed bullets.
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