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raccoon .... 25-06 #6769838 05/20/17 11:54 PM
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My smallest caliber rifle is a 25-06. I'm looking to try my hand at taxidermy, is that going to do too much damage to a coon?

Re: raccoon .... 25-06 [Re: chrswr] #6769881 05/21/17 12:58 AM
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Do you reload?

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Get a .223



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Originally Posted By: bo323
Do you reload?


no, but am curious why you ask?

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Find a 22lr. The 25-06 is gonna leave massive sewing if you can even find all of the pieces.


One shot is all it should take.
Re: raccoon .... 25-06 [Re: chrswr] #6769947 05/21/17 01:57 AM
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Agree use a 22, there won't be much left with a 25-06.

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I thought as much, but wanted other opinions....thanks guys

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Many many coons have been taken with 22 CB Shorts. 29gr at 700 fps, 30fpe is about the same as a stock airgun these days.

However, I kinda doubt their pelts are prime this late in the year. So you have some time before next winter.


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Originally Posted By: chrswr
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Do you reload?


no, but am curious why you ask?


25-06 can be loaded down to 257 Roberts levels, but even then post some pics.
I shot one with a 256 Winchester and it wasn't pretty.

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OR, you could trap one and use a club


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
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OR, you could trap one and use a club

That will work


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Re: raccoon .... 25-06 [Re: chrswr] #6770592 05/21/17 11:08 PM
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Why not just buy a couple dukes dog proof traps and then you can make small snare attached to a pile and choke the coin to death then there is no damage from a bullet hole

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Use a reduced load in the 25-06. I can load it down to about 1300-1400 fps, and even run a subsonic load in the 25-06, if needed. It would make a fine small critter round with minimal pelt damage since the bullet is too slow to expand. .257" hole going in, and .257" hole going out.


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Re: raccoon .... 25-06 [Re: Dink Dodger] #6772946 05/24/17 12:05 AM
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Do you reload?


no, but am curious why you ask?


25-06 can be loaded down to 257 Roberts levels, but even then post some pics.
I shot one with a 256 Winchester and it wasn't pretty.


That is why. Reloading opens a lot more options. It could be loaded down enough to work. I don't know of any factory loads that would save it.

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Find a 22lr. The 25-06 is gonna leave massive sewing if you can even find all of the pieces.


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This was a 257 wby. 25-06 wont be much better.

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Find a 22lr. The 25-06 is gonna leave massive sewing if you can even find all of the pieces.
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Originally Posted By: colt45
OR, you could trap one and use a club
up x 2

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Bo, that's a good one.


One shot is all it should take.
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Originally Posted By: pigplinker
[quote=colt45]OR, you could trap one and use a club


Easier to catch him in a live trap then drop the whole thing into a horse trough to drown him.

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Originally Posted By: yotehater
Bo, that's a good one.


Thanks.

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