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25-06 Education

I have a chance to accquire a Ruger 25-06. The price is right and I'm a fan of the Ruger rifles. However, I've never owned a 25-06 and would like to hear opinions on this caliber. I'm a PA whitetail and groundhog hunter and thought this might be a good dual-purpose addition to the safe. Any thoughts or info???

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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:52 PM
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great caliber for Deer and G'Hogs. I might venture to say its the best dual purpose deer/G'hog caliber going??

Shoot a 117-120 grain bullet for deer and an 87 grain for varmints/groundhogs.

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I've only ever used it on deer shootin 117 gr Sierra game Kings ....every one I ever hit with it folded like a cheap suit
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I have studies thios caliber for many years but haven't came across theright deal yet as I have rifles all around them as far as power.

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post #5 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:34 PM
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It would be tough to find a better rifle for Pa deer and whistle pigs. Jump on it !

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The 25/06 Rem. is a great combo Deer/Groundhog cartridge. I have owned several 25/06's and 243's As a combo rifle IMO it's better suited for the job than the 243 Win.

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post #7 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 02:14 AM
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I cannot think of a better caliber than the 25-06. It is great for Deer, Groundhogs, and my favorite Antelope. Not a better flatter shooting rifle made.

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Buy it. Im a 25 fan owning many ranging from the 250 ai, 25x284, 25-06, 257 whby, and 25 wsm. The 100 grain sieera, nosler bt, and hornady will do a fine job on our deer. You will have little recoil with devasting results.
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all the way!

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post #10 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 02:37 PM
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Re: 25-06 Education

I'm right there with ya...just got a Ruger No. 1V from a member here that is in 25-06, and I already have a 257 Roberts. Was looking at a 115gr or 120gr Nosler Partition for deer and then as warm months approach, looking for a varmint bullet and working up a load.
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