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.25-06 Rem fans?

The more I shoot my 25-06, the more I like it. Being that I only shot one deer with it so far several years ago, I may just carry it this entire upcoming season for something different. It's zeroed with the factory Barnes 100 gr tipped TSX. Who else uses one?

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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

I bought mine in 1971 and have carried it almost every year since. In 1997 I used Dad's Savage 340 in 30-30 right after he died, and I have also carried a deceased friend's Winchester 88 in 308 a few times. But I always come back to the Remington 700 in 25-06 and have shot many a PA buck with it as well as a couple of Montana mulies and pronghorn.

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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

It's a great cartridge.

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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

I have one and like it.

It's really WAAAY too much gun for deer or bear. No need for such senseless overkill when a .223 or .243 is plenty. But I like to be sure use enough gun. So I take it deer hunting sometimes.


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I have one and like it.

It's really WAAAY too much gun for deer or bear. No need for such senseless overkill when a .223 or .243 is plenty. But I like to be sure use enough gun. So I take it deer hunting sometimes.

This coming from a fella who uses a 375 Weatherby Mag. to hunt those little black bears! LOL. I am not much better as I use a 340 Weatherby Mag. Back to the 25/06. It's a great cartridge for medium game. I have owned one and my 16 year old son currently owns one. I sold mine and replaced it with a 257 Weatherby Mag. It does not kill any quicker but it does shoot flatter and man is it FAST!

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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

I bought one when they were originally released way back in the late 60's...I think it was $109.00 for a Remington 700...still in use and still taking game to this day..way overlooked by .24 cal users and looked down upon by .284 and .308 cal users... it is a classic deer killer and will rightfully take it's place amongst the test of time..
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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

I don't have one, but it is the next caliber on my wish list to buy. I will own one this year.
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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

I've used one for a few years. Thus far I've only used the 115 grain Nosler BT and the 120 grain Hornady Interlock bullets, both of which have been bad medicine for deer and woodchucks.

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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

Been using the 25-06 for 20 years. I have taken numerous Bucks and does..from 20 yds to 200 yds +/-..
never had one get away. Killed a 180 pound bear in 2010 here Pa. A 100 yd. shot, he dropped in his tracks. Since Federal fushions (120 gr) came out, that's all I have used including the bear. I use to use Federal 100 gr ballistic tips before that. Both bullets are an excellent choice.
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Re: .25-06 Rem fans?

There are over 15 calibers where the deer or black bear won't be able to tell the difference.
Never owned more than a couple of them. But over the years I known some to use some rather rare cartridges and less common ones, for deer or bear.

Knew a son who used the 25-06 successfully, while his old army vet father used the rare 257 Roberts.
Had one buddy who used a 6mm rifle; one who used a now rare 32 caliber Winchester Special. Then there was me who early in my career used only a .35 Remington Marlin.

All these hunters were successful deer hunters. I learned without having to buy more than 15 calibers, like newbies would have to buy.
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