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Old 06-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #11
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.25-06..................
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:02 AM   #12
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Yeah the 6.5X55 was also one I was looking at and forgot to add.
the 6.5x55mm is one sweet shooting round! gentle recoil and very accurate.

i shot a friend's wifes Winchester M70 in 6.5x55mm a couple of years ago, getting it sighted in for her after mounting a new scope. very sweet shooting rifle and cartridge. put me on the hunt for one! makes me want to build a target rifle out of that round.
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Yeah the 6.5X55 was also one I was looking at and forgot to add.
I have no issue taking a shot at a coyote at 200 yards w/ this set up. It is one of my medium game hunters. I don't sweat it a bit if I'm loaded w/ 129 or 139gr bullets. The 4x scope limits its' range to about 200 yards on coyotes. W/ a 200 yard zero you are about 2" high at 100 yards and ten clicks, 2.5moa on a 1/4" adjustment for 300 yards. 1962 Husqvarna M1600
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I LOVE my 6.5x55, that is hands down my favorite all around cartridge, it is superbly accurate, and every bit as versatile as the 30-06 at a much lower level of recoil. That said the 260 Rem or 6.5 Creedmore are supposed to be able to do nearly everything the Swede can in a short action, none of them will ever replace my 6.5x55 though.
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.25-06..................
the 25-06 is a fine caliber for larger varmints and has been one of my favorites for over thirty years now. i'd be at a loss without at least one rifle in that caliber!

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I LOVE my 6.5x55, that is hands down my favorite all around cartridge, it is superbly accurate, and every bit as versatile as the 30-06 at a much lower level of recoil. That said the 260 Rem or 6.5 Creedmore are supposed to be able to do nearly everything the Swede can in a short action, none of them will ever replace my 6.5x55 though.
first time i shot one a couple of years ago, i fell in love with the 6.5x55 cartridge! now i want one pretty bad. i just keep looking though, and paitience will pay off one day. it truly is a very good round and can be very versatile as well.
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I love the 204 it's just a ton of fun for shooting milk jugs and great for varmints at a farther distance, I took a porcupine with a ruger M77 in 204 ruger skinning that thing was very interesting...

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If you have an AR, the .205 Ruger is the natural choice.
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.204 is best in a bolt gun. There was a gentleman named Bob Faucett from Idaho. He passed a few years ago. He was a 400, 500 yard machine w/ a CZ527. We are talking P-dogs.
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the 25-06 is a fine caliber for larger varmints and has been one of my favorites for over thirty years now. i'd be at a loss without at least one rifle in that caliber!
Larger varmints ?
I've shot many a prairie dog with mine out to around 500 yards. It's just too much fun watching them explode when the 85gr Nosler BT hits them. They just make a little red smoke cloud!
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Larger varmints ?
I've shot many a prairie dog with mine out to around 500 yards. It's just too much fun watching them explode when the 85gr Nosler BT hits them. They just make a little red smoke cloud!
i was thinking coyote sized varmints! Wile E. Coyote!!!!
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