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#6075545 - 12/09/15 05:48 PM 25-06 for red hind
mason15 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 107
Loc: Harris County
have a Red Hind hunt scheduled thinking about using my 25-05 117 sst grain is it enough gun for the job?

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#6075546 - 12/09/15 05:49 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
mason15 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 107
Loc: Harris County
sorry guys meant to same 25-06

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#6075549 - 12/09/15 05:50 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 6808
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Oh yes a great round, should definitely help fill your freezer
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#6075665 - 12/09/15 06:58 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Texas
Put that combination where it belongs and get the camera ready
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#6077274 - 12/10/15 04:24 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
When I hunted Red Deer my guide asked that I stick to .270 or higher, so I respected his wishes. Personally, I have no doubt that a .25-06 with 117-120 grain bullets is perfectly adequate.
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#6077276 - 12/10/15 04:26 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
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Registered: 12/01/08
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You may find this video to be very interesting. It's culling hinds in Scotland and one of the shooters favors the .25-06, I believe.

https://youtu.be/eQO5k3iOC-c
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#6077502 - 12/10/15 06:42 PM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12101
Loc: Katy, TX
Texan Red Deer are 5th grade girls compared to some of the things I've seen shot. A well placed shot with just about any caliber will DRT em. I shot my hind with 22-250 Remington 55gr PSP at 80yd in the neck. That deer did not move except towards the dirt-ridden ground. My uncle shot a 4 yr old stag tight behind the shoulder (armpit) with 150gr 270 Corelockt PSP at about 60yd and that thing literally flipped over and died.

Recently, a friend of mine shot a really, really nice stag with 30-06. Less than 50yd blood trail. And on the same ranch, a different hunter shot a huge hind with the 270. Same short recovery.

Good luck on your hunt.
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#6078257 - 12/11/15 08:53 AM Re: 25-06 for red hind [Re: mason15]
Triplesnake Offline
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 642
.25-06 would be fine, but I'd favor a bullet with better penetration then the SST, something like a Accubond or Partition.

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