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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Bought my first 25-06 in 1978. M700ADL walnut, that's actually pretty light in weight and still shoots great.
Originally shot 100gr and 117gr Sierras in it. Nothing but 100gr Btips since they came out, loaded over 54grs of IMR 4831.
Now numerous powders that work well with this cartridge, but nothin' was broke with the original load, so i ain't gonna try to fix it.
Same load I shoot in my heavy barrel 25-06 and that one has taken deer at a tad over 500 yards, quite a few others of the 300 to 400 yard category. Farthest I've ever dumped one with the M700 so far, was a bit over 200 yards.
Recoil is not an issue, great accuracy and tends to knock 'em dead where they stand or trot.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B