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#5488408 - 12/19/14 08:08 PM 25-06 Ammo
mason15 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: Harris County
Suggestion for hunting ammo for a 25-06!

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#5488683 - 12/19/14 11:16 PM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
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Great caliber, you are going to love it. Remington corlokt or Hornady whitetail. Buy a box of each and use what groups best. up

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#5488685 - 12/19/14 11:17 PM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
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BTW, what kind of rifle?

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#5488813 - 12/20/14 06:25 AM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
dee Offline
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110gr Accubonds are awesome out of the little quarter bore 06.
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#5488819 - 12/20/14 06:29 AM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: elcasador]
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I have been using hornady 117 gr SST. I have shot 5 deer with this combination so far. 2 neck shots , 3 behind the shoulder. 4 out of 5 exited. One neck shot didn't exit, must have hit bone ? The ranges were from 70 to 225 yds. Im not sure this is my permanent hunting bullet, but so far so good. If I begin to experiment, it may be with a partition bullet. But , since the SST's are wicked accurate in my gun and I haven't had to track a deer yet, I think I will stick with them for now.


Edited by rockinrdranch (12/20/14 06:30 AM)

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#5489420 - 12/20/14 02:01 PM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
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Don't leave out the 100 gr fodder that is available. elcasador hit it right, buy a box of several different kinds/weights/brands and see what works best in YOUR rifle.

When you have found it, shoot the rest of the stuff just for practice (you can always trade/sell/give away the brass) and make SURE you buy a couple of boxes of the same lot number of the brand/bullet-size your rifle likes.
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#5498499 - 12/24/14 08:17 PM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
j-thames Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
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Loc: Stephenville
I have had good luck with federal and the 117g Sierra btsp.

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#5500318 - 12/26/14 09:27 AM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
mason15 Offline
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Thanks guys!

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#5507748 - 12/29/14 10:39 PM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: mason15]
Rev579 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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1-10 twist & 24" barrel seems to be good up to 117gr. What's the low end, as far as grain/weight?
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#5508229 - 12/30/14 09:05 AM Re: 25-06 Ammo [Re: Rev579]
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10" twist work well with 120s, also. I have several 25/06s and 257Rs that attest to that, even with 22" bbls.

And there is no lower end...at least in terms of sufficient bullet stabilization.

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