25-06 Bullet Performance Experiences
I thought I would start a post where I could get some feedback from other members on the performance, good or bad, of 25-06 bullets. I'll post my 2 experiences from this past year. After much deliberation, I decided on Nosler 100gr ballistic tips. I loaded them in winchester brass, with a winchester large rifle primer, and 55 grains of RL22. I have no idea what velocity I'm getting, as I don't have a chrono, but I would guess somwhere around 3300. I had them shooting about .75 inch groups at 100 yards. I shot two large adult doe this year, one at 60 yards, and one at 263 yards. I had the exact same results on both deer, and same shot placement also. Both deer were standing perfectly broadside when I shot, and both were hit through both lungs. Both deer jumped at the shot, ran 15-20 yards, looked around for about 3 seconds, and fell over dead. I thought I had missed both times. Upon field dressing, there was an entrance and exit on both deer. The lungs of both were completely destroyed, and both hearts had copper shrapnel embedded in them on the impact side. There was a good blood trail to each of them also, from the impact sight, to where they dropped over. When I chose this bullet, I was a bit worried from what I had read from some people about not getting an exit. After these two experiences, I think I'll stick with the B-tips for now, and not worry about spending more money on a tougher constucted bullet. What have your experiences been with either handloaded or factory ammo, with emphasis on bullet performance?
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