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#6300878 - 05/16/16 08:24 PM Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer?
StephensCnty308 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 217
Loc: Stephens county



By hunting season I will have a 2nd blind on my property so I will have my dad hunting with me as well!
I figured I would take one of my other rifles and throw one of my scopes on it for my dad to use.
A good ol Remington .25-06 with a 24' barrel
My Grandfather swore by that caliber!!!!!

Now my question

Kind of like my current blind set up around 115/150 yards he will be shooting up to
Out of these two boxes of ammo

Hornady American whitetail 117 grain
And
Hornady superformance 117grain

Which would you use? If you have another pref please shoot! Haha

I know American whitetail is tailored for deer however other folks have said the superformance

Just curious what y'all think

Thanks

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#6300886 - 05/16/16 08:31 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
JCB Offline
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The obvious answer is which ever shoots best but I will go a step farther and say I would go with the American Whitetail. The Superperformance stuff is comparable to the old Light Magnum stuff they produced several years ago and accuracy was a issue for a lot of people I know including myself.
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#6300907 - 05/16/16 08:45 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
BayouGuy Offline
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I haven't shot factory ammo in my 25-06 for many years. I handload Barnes 100 grain TSX bullets. They may be the finest and most effective .25 caliber bullets ever made. Nothing within 300 yards is safe. My gun shoots 100 grain bullets much better than 115 grain bullets.

I don't know if any company offers them as loaded ammo. But if someone does I don't think you could go wrong with them.
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#6300955 - 05/16/16 09:18 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
rclee Offline
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I've used the Am. Whitetail in my Savage 25-06 the last 2 years. A hunting partner on the lease uses the Superformance out of a different model Savage. I felt the Whitetail shot best out of mine while he felt the Superformance did best out of his. We've each taken 6 or 7 deer over that time. Our distances are from 95-180 yards.

So my advice - shoot them both and see what the rifle likes. Both will take down a central Texas whitetail.

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#6300967 - 05/16/16 09:25 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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85gr ttx bullets are sweet factory loads for that gun.. Id use 95-115 gr Rem corelock ammo cuz it kills deer well and is cheap


Edited by Navasot (05/16/16 09:26 PM)
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#6300994 - 05/16/16 09:50 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: Navasot]
cva34 Offline
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I'm with rclee last line...As for 25-06 I had one as a wildcat before Remington ever claimed it..A a general rule anything under 100g is in general a Varmint round at the velocity its being pushed...As for Barnes TSX never tried....Rem..CL are really good

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#6301007 - 05/16/16 10:00 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Thank you to each of you so far for your input!

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#6301028 - 05/16/16 10:31 PM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
chital_shikari Offline
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American Whitetail or Core Lockt. Seen both do great job on deer, ibex, and aoudad.
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#6301188 - 05/17/16 08:05 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: chital_shikari]
JJH Offline
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No need for superformance with the 25/06. It provides super performance with standard ammo. grin

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#6301192 - 05/17/16 08:09 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: JJH]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: JJH
No need for superformance with the 25/06. It provides super performance with standard ammo. grin


What I'm thinking at that range.
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#6301228 - 05/17/16 08:38 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Nosler acubond. I think that bullets on the small side for ballistic tips. I'd rather have it penetrate.

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#6301237 - 05/17/16 08:44 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: cva34]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Originally Posted By: cva34
I'm with rclee last line...As for 25-06 I had one as a wildcat before Remington ever claimed it..A a general rule anything under 100g is in general a Varmint round at the velocity its being pushed...As for Barnes TSX never tried....Rem..CL are really good


That Barnes 85gr varmint round has more pop than any 110gr does. But they are pricey.. Same in my .270 the 110ttsx are by fare my favorite but my wallet says 130gr cl lol
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#6301261 - 05/17/16 08:57 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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I would use the American whitetail simply for the fact that ballistic tips are untrustworthy. Also I've never had a deer run after being hit with the
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#6301269 - 05/17/16 09:02 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: rickym]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 217
Loc: Stephens county
Originally Posted By: rickym
I would use the American whitetail simply for the fact that ballistic tips are untrustworthy. Also I've never had a deer run after being hit with the


Funny they claim the ballistic tip is the answer to killing game!

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#6301273 - 05/17/16 09:03 AM Re: Which of these Ammo would you use with a .25-06 for deer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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I switched to Superformance in our .243 and .308 when the Winchester Ballistic Silvertips got hard to find. Accuracy has been good but I'm not positive that I like the bullet results. I would lean towards the AW first unless the Superformance shoots much better.
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