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 Post subject: Re: 25-06....educate me please!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:31 pm 
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The only thing killing it is the 1:10 twist and lack of high BC bullets if you exclude Blackjack 131 gr high BC bullets.


This one is marked 1:9... not sure what that equates to in heavy for caliber bullets for this cartridge but 120s seem pretty normal for the 1:10s


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 Post subject: Re: 25-06....educate me please!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm 
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The only thing killing it is the 1:10 twist and lack of high BC bullets if you exclude Blackjack 131 gr high BC bullets.


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 Post subject: Re: 25-06....educate me please!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:05 am 
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5shot,
Yes that is an 03 that my Grandad bought new! A lot of us in our family all learned to shoot with it. All original with Lyman folding peep. I still have a bunch of his stuff, axes,packbaskets, snowshoes, knives, compass etc. Unfortunately his Savage 1899TD in .250/3000 was with him the nite he and his sport went thru the ice on Baskahgan Lk and has never been recovered.........neither survived. His name was same as mine. My grandmother carried on with our lodge with her brothers guiding. Two years later exactly to the day (Nov 20th) my great uncle was fatally shot by his sport..... His name was Everett.
I am named after both of them: Earle Everett......
Like the old Savage 03.. Lots of family history here.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 am 

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I've owned several different calibers over the years and still do but the 25.06 is no doubt my favorite caliber. I've owned several different rifles chambered in 25.06 which were a Sendero, Rem 700 ADL, Rem 700 BDL, H&R single shot, Rem 700 Classic and my current rifle is a Rem 700 CDL which happens to be the one I cherish the most out of them all. I've shot just about every bullet out there with great results but my go to load for deer is the Speer 120gr Hot-Cor. I've used this combination for years with excellent results and it's been so consistent for me that at times I get bored with it. I play around with other bullets in the off season because that's what reloading does to us but when deer season approaches I find myself loading up those ole school 120gr Hot-Cors.

I don't think anyone would regret owning a 25.06 especially if deer sized game is on the menu. It's an accurate caliber that's fast, shoots flat with low recoil, and hits the target hard!

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Guy Minor & 1100 Remington,
Fajen seemed to ALWAYS have great wood in stock. The loss of that company to the industry was a major loss to hunters wanting beautiful wood on their firearms.

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Bbear wrote:
Guy Minor & 1100 Remington,
Fajen seemed to ALWAYS have great wood in stock. The loss of that company to the industry was a major loss to hunters wanting beautiful wood on their firearms.


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35 Whelen wrote:
5shot,
Yes that is an 03 that my Grandad bought new! A lot of us in our family all learned to shoot with it. All original with Lyman folding peep. I still have a bunch of his stuff, axes,packbaskets, snowshoes, knives, compass etc. Unfortunately his Savage 1899TD in .250/3000 was with him the nite he and his sport went thru the ice on Baskahgan Lk and has never been recovered.........neither survived. His name was same as mine. My grandmother carried on with our lodge with her brothers guiding. Two years later exactly to the day (Nov 20th) my great uncle was fatally shot by his sport..... His name was Everett.
I am named after both of them: Earle Everett......
Like the old Savage 03.. Lots of family history here.


Thanks for sharing the story.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:33 am 

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I had owned one for years but not currently. Dang fine round and wouldn’t hesitate on anything up to elk with a good bullet.


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Here is a dandy full curl ram, that came up against the 25/06. The distance 415yds. North side of the Brooks Range The results; bang flop. Thats the norm for a 25/06
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I’ve seen four elk taken with the .25-06; 120gr partitions; 100-300 yards. Two dropped more or less right there, two that offered quarter away angles resulting in some tracking but ultimate recovery. I don’t own one, it’s on my short list, it is an impressive cartridge.


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As a newcomer to the .25-06, I’ve only had mine for sixteen years, but have now taken hundreds of red stags & hinds, roe deer, feral goats and fox using both 100gn Sierra Prohunter and 110gn Accubond bullets.
It’s a brilliant cartridge for taking all quarry in the UK.
Never fails at the task, or to bring a big smile.

I’d never part with my Blaser K95 and together, we’ve taken some close to elk size stags at 320+ lbs. using the 110gn bullet. And at somewhat extended range too, though not 400yds.
It’s definitely up to the job (y)

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You definitely have the hunting time with the 25-06 that many others will never get buddy!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Lol,
Well we have been very fortunate, that being a commercial pilot: Has taken us into some great hunting country over the years Scotty! Dahl Sheep are not hard to kill at all. A .243W works great on them. I shot some with my old 6.5x55 years ago and it worked fine as well. Both .270/25-06 will knock the
snot right out of them. (y)
Everyone wanted to bring 7mm RM/ 300WM up to Alaska to hunt them because they were scared of bears...........
About all that accomplished was lugging around an extra 2lbs up the mountain and trying to take much longer shots than they were capable in making.....
I had lots of hunters tell me they could make 5/700 yd shots that would try a shot and I would see smoke from a rock 50, feet from the animal..... :x
A .243 or 6mm would do fine out to 350yds. The 25/06 will work great out to 500. Even 600 with good shot placement. Jmho.
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Here is a 38" Ram with a 30" tip to tip spread. Thats considered very wide for a Brooks Range Ram.
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hodgeman wrote:
I've long considered myself a dedicated gun crank, but don't have much experience with the 25 cals except for a brief whirl with a .257WBY.

Local hook and bullet has a Barrett Fieldcraft in 25-06 that feels just fantastic and has a 1:9 twist. Frankly, if it were an 06 or .270...I'd have bought it straight out.

I know we've got some 25-06 fans hanging out here, please educate me!


So when you first posted this I didn't realize it comes with a 24" barrel with the 1:9 twist
All that weighing in at 5.75# all of the sudden I am getting very interested.
So did you end up buying it?


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35 Whelen wrote:
Lol,
Well we have been very fortunate, that being a commercial pilot: Has taken us into some great hunting country over the years Scotty! Dahl Sheep are not hard to kill at all. A .243W works great on them. I shot some with my old 6.5x55 years ago and it worked fine as well. Both .270/25-06 will knock the
snot right out of them. (y)
Everyone wanted to bring 7mm RM/ 300WM up to Alaska to hunt them because they were scared of bears...........
About all that accomplished was lugging around an extra 2lbs up the mountain and trying to take much longer shots than they were capable in making.....
I had lots of hunters tell me they could make 5/700 yd shots that would try a shot and I would see smoke from a rock 50, feet from the animal..... :x
A .243 or 6mm would do fine out to 350yds. The 25/06 will work great out to 500. Even 600 with good shot placement. Jmho.
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Here is a 38" Ram with a 30" tip to tip spread. Thats considered very wide for a Brooks Range Ram.
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That is a Beautiful Sheep. Very Nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:50 am 
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So when you first posted this I didn't realize it comes with a 24" barrel with the 1:9 twistAll that weighing in at 5.75# all of the sudden I am getting very interested.
So did you end up buying it?


I did not...still involved in trying to move so I gave it a pass.


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You definitely have the hunting time with the 25-06 that many others will never get buddy!


I sure do Scotty, though unfortunately, not this season. However, the .25-06 has never ever failed me apart from one stag that ran so far through the thick planting of trees, we didn't find it until by accident some weeks later.
That was a bugger, it was a really nice stag chewed to bits by fox's, buzzards, crows & other stuff.

The shot was good though with the accubond striking low lung area, reckon it ran for nearly half a mile. But it was at a time when the stag was in full rutting mode, so it's energy level would have been very high.

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Slimfinn wrote:
hodgeman wrote:
I've long considered myself a dedicated gun crank, but don't have much experience with the 25 cals except for a brief whirl with a .257WBY.

Local hook and bullet has a Barrett Fieldcraft in 25-06 that feels just fantastic and has a 1:9 twist. Frankly, if it were an 06 or .270...I'd have bought it straight out.

I know we've got some 25-06 fans hanging out here, please educate me!


So when you first posted this I didn't realize it comes with a 24" barrel with the 1:9 twist
All that weighing in at 5.75# all of the sudden I am getting very interested.
So did you end up buying it?


Just saw the thread. I was going to ask the same question, but you beat me to it.
My favorite deer rifles are 270W. But have always had this returning urge to try a 25-06.
Now, while I don't have much interest in a rifle that light,
A 1:9 twist 25-06 always seems to spark an interest although I haven't acted on it, yet.

However, I've my antenna up for a used Rem M700 donner.
Shilen offers 1:9 twist 0.257 barrel cut to length pre-turned to profile for $235 and I get very inexpensive GSing.

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Ditto on the slow twist Ray.
However when my barrel is toast
On my 25/06 I am replacing it with
A 6.5 barrel to have the huge bullet
Selection available to them! The 6.5/06
Is really unbeatable all things considered
Really a shame Savage or Ruger hasnt offered
It in the 110 or an American??

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:09 pm 
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Well... Really doubt that a 25-06 or a 6.5-06 would do anything my 270s can't do,
but sometimes you just have to scratch an itch. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:22 pm 
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True! But a handloader certainly can get " dreamie"
with all the cool bullets available for the .264 over 257....... Ditto for .284 vs .277.
And your right about the itch!
Scotty talked me into a slow twist 22/250 to shoot
85 gr bullets and that really wakes a 22/250 up for
Long Range stuff in the WIND.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:37 am 
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Just pulled mine out of the Boyds" all in one" laminate, dropped it back into it's factory composite. Removed the
4x18 FFP tactical I use for winter coyote. Replaced it with
A Ziess Conquest with Z600 reticle. Weighes 7lbs 11oz.
It's ready for deer season!
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That's a slick looking 2506 right there. I love the 2506. Put thousands of rounds through a few over the years. Dont own one theee days because there is better ballistics to be had in both 6mm and 6.5mm these days that they aren't even comparable. But, it's what ultimately got me started into the LR game over 20 years ago. I've killed a few coyotes and deer with it out to 600 yards and they're all bang flop if you did your part with the 115g NBT at 3200fps


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Well the 6mm/6.5's are in the cabinet as well but for Deer out to 500yds. I am staying with the 25/06 with Speer 120gr bullets, to remain at the top of my list.
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Here the alignment with 120 Speers/ 60grs RL25.@ 200yds
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