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Old 05-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #31
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^ Nosler Partitions or Sierra Game Kings? Most people I know who load 25-06 swear by one of those two. The Noslers are popular with the guys who hunt larger game with their quarter bore, the whitetail guys love the nasty expansion and lights out kills the 117 and 120gr Sierra deliver. I use those same two bullets extensively in my 6.5mm.

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I have owned a Remington 700 ADL in .25-06 since the early 80's. It has been a phenominal rifle for me. 400 yard Coyotes are no problem. I only shoot 117 gr and 120 gr bullets.

I do not seem to be able to load a "bad" round for it. I can take 10 assorted cases (.25-06, .270, .30-06, commercial and military) and load an assortment of 117 gr and 120 gr bullets and they will shoot into a 1" group! I have never met anyone who was not satisfied with the accuracy of a .25-06.

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I picked up a Win Model 70 Featherweight in 25 WSSM a few years ago for my son. Man this is one sweet rifle, small, light, accurate and packs a bunch on par with the 25-06.

With it's short 22 inch barrel, 120gr Partitions have a MV of just over 2920fps and it is a Whitetail killing machine. Wish I could find another as he will not sell it back to me.

I have always wanted a 257 Roberts, and someday I may get my wish. If I do, the first thing I would do is punch it out to a 257 AI. Now that's a 25 Cal dreams are made of.

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The .257 Weatherby really does not offer that much over the 25-06 when you consider cost.
Oh, I quite agree. The Weatherby is the king, but for practical purposes the differences are much to minor to justify the 2-3X ammo cost over the .25-06. Until I hit the lotto, the .25-06 is my choice among the quarter bores.

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The quarter bore is a favorite varmint and medium game rifle on the High Plains. On the high open plains with almost constant wind the .25 is the work horse of prairie dog shooters.
Really? In my admittedly very limited exposure to varmint hunting, I don't think I've ever seen anyone using anything bigger than one of the .22 centerfires. Maybe it's a regional thing?
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Really? In my admittedly very limited exposure to varmint hunting, I don't think I've ever seen anyone using anything bigger than one of the .22 centerfires. Maybe it's a regional thing?
Yep, really. A whitetail deer weighs what? 130 to 150lbs? Some varmints around here weigh between 80 to 120lbs. And they have these things called fangs. Why not a 25 cal????
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Yep, really. A whitetail deer weighs what? 130 to 150lbs? Some varmints around here weigh between 80 to 120lbs. And they have these things called fangs. Why not a 25 cal????
Well, if you're talking coyotes and such, that's different. When you say "varmints" I guess I just think of prairie dogs, wood chucks and the like. I guess I think of coyotes, bobcats, even wolves as "predators" and agree a .25 cal would make a fine long range gun for that role.
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Wood Chucks?? That is an Eastern critter. In the West where the Prairie dogs lives they are classed as non-protected species. Varmints in most Western states can be shot from a motor vehicle with any arm at any time.
Prairie dogs and Rock Chucks are not classed as varmints in many western states. Only predators are varmints. The quarter bore heavy barreled rifles are popular for both critters.

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Anna Purna is correct coyotes are like shooting puppies. Wolves can be shot on sight the year around. Now these are "Varmints".

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Well, if you're talking coyotes and such, that's different. When you say "varmints" I guess I just think of prairie dogs, wood chucks and the like. I guess I think of coyotes, bobcats, even wolves as "predators" and agree a .25 cal would make a fine long range gun for that role.
.25's are great vermin rounds. I even use 6.5x55, 7MMRem Mag, .44-40 for vermin. We have a big issue w/ Weasels here on chicken farms. Set up in the loft of a barn loft door and have at it. Believe it or not a .22lr is not suitable.
.17HMR is minimum as you need to cut those b@stards in 1/2.

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Wood Chucks?? That is an Eastern critter. In the West where the Prairie dogs lives they are classed as non-protected species. Varmints in most Western states can be shot from a motor vehicle with any arm at any time.
Prairie dogs and Rock Chucks are not classed as varmints in many western states. Only predators are varmints. The quarter bore heavy barreled rifles are popular for both critters.
Hey, woodchucks can get pretty big. You need to come east to do some Coyote hunting. They have breed w/ Quebec wolves and can get quite large. You also don't have the open spaces of the west. It can be a real challenge.
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I would come East to Hunt with what a stick? Wood Chucks Humm! have you ever shot Rock Chucks above the Timber Line in late June? I did not know wolf hunting was unrestricted in the East? Where Anna Purna is they pay $50 bucks for coyotes.

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