Im looking to buy a 25/06 in the new weathery 2 series

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by engles5, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. engles5

    engles5 New Member

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    Does any one use this caliber ? It's going to be my primary deer round
     
  2. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    Love the caliber. With a 26 inch barrel it's almost up to a .257 Weatherby mag. Don't know about Weatherby 2 line.

    I like the 120 grain Nosler partition. I zip them out about 3000 fps.

    I also love the 75 grain Hornady v max bullets. At 3600 fps it's devastating to rabbits and the most accurate bullet my rifle shoots.

    I like IMR 4350 powder for both. Kinda light for elk but it'll do. Perfect for deer. I've taken 3 mulies from 50 to 400 yards. I took an elk at about 250 yards.
     

  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I have one of the Howa 1500s with a pigman*? Hogue stock on it. Haven't taken it hunting yet but it's deadly accurate with hornady 117grain ballistic tips
     
  4. engles5

    engles5 New Member

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    I'm not into reloading yet so it will be to cabelas for ammo need some suggestions
     
  5. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    Hornady 117 SST Superformance. Super fast super accurate in my rifle.
     
  6. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    The 25-06 is a grand old Ctg. It covers the board from varmints to deer. It is a great open country rifle. I would not use it on elk or moose. Yes, I know it will kill the Big animals. I also know it is marginal on bones in big critters. I don't like to see wounded animals when a bigger bullet would have been a better choice.:(
     
  7. WhelanLad

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    Pretty much a 'lighter' 270. .. If whitetail an mulies are your biggest deer. A 2506 is good choice.
    I wouldnt use it for American or Canadian elk though.
     
  8. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I have a Marlin 7LX in .25-06. Great cartridge and rifle. Congrats on yours.
    cottontop