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Re: .25-06

Postby TexasHunter83 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:35 am

Check out the Weatherby Series 2 Sporter with a wood stock. You can check it out on their website. It's gauranteed sub-MOA at 100yds out of the box. I have a Series 2 in a synthetic stock and it's amazing.

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles ... _2/sporter

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Re: .25-06

Postby TexasHunter83 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:37 am

ABert wrote:The money was deducted on Friday and the rifle should end up in the store tomorrow. Figure I should have it in my hands no later than Wed. Now off to order the scope! I'll get a pic or two up when I get it to the house.


Should have read this befoer I posted. lol I hope you enjoy the one you selected!

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Re: .25-06

Postby ABert » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Sorry for the terrible pictures but here is the new Mod 70. The stock is much more than I expected, though it really doesn't show up in the pics. Even though this will become my designated 'lope gun I might break it in this year on deer in the 3rd season in CO.

Again, please forgive the quality of the pics!
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Re: .25-06

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:53 pm

What a beauty! No less than the sexiest scope will do for that rifle. What are you thinking? Also, what bullets are you going to shoot? I am a shameless 25 caliber fanatic.----SS
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Re: .25-06

Postby ABert » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:23 pm

Springville Shooter wrote:What a beauty! No less than the sexiest scope will do for that rifle. What are you thinking? Also, what bullets are you going to shoot? I am a shameless 25 caliber fanatic.----SS

I'll be ordering a Vortex Viper HS next month when funds get replenished a bit. I'll be getting it in the 4X16X44 variety, though I do have a Burris Fullfield II in 3X9X40 that I might throw on if I do use it for deer hunting in Nov.

As far as bullets, without me being a reloader, I'd love to find some Winchester XP3's. Love those in my .270's and figure they should do just as well in this beauty. I'm currently at the mercy of what is in stock at the moment which comes out to some Rem CoreLok's, Fed Premiums with different bullet choices and Hornady. Figure I'll pick up a box of the Rem's to sight in with and a box each of the others to see which the rifle likes the best.

Though, I am open to any and all suggestions! Hoping to find something that will reach out to 500 yards with enough energy left to knock a goat down and be reliable on the accuracy part, providing I do my part.
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Re: .25-06

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:07 pm

Personally, I love the 100 grn bullets in the 25-06. I think that they accentuate what a 25 is all about... lots of speed, low recoil, and extreme accuracy. My 25-06 loves the 100grn TTSX and my 25-06 Ackley shoots the 100grn Nosler Etips. For big deer and elk, you might want to use the 115-120grn bullets, but in my experience, the 100's do just fine. I have killed antelope and whitetail at 500+ yards no problem. I have also taken muleys, blacktail, and wild hogs at closer ranges. What could be better medicine for speed goats than a 100grn missile launched at about 3350 fps? Be prepared to fall in love.-----SS
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Re: .25-06

Postby ABert » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:18 pm

Pretty much along the lines I was thinking, 100grns for antelope and 115ish grns if used for muleys. The fun part will be finding what works best.
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Re: .25-06

Postby waspocrew » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:57 pm

I'm a huge fan of my 25-06... I've had good luck wih the 100 gr TTSX bullets- I'm thinking of loading the 110 accubond or deer this fall. I also picked up some 75 gr V max for coyotes- should be an awesome combo!

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Re: .25-06

Postby ABert » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:52 pm

I really need to get into reloading, but this isn't the time as supplies are hard to come by at the moment. Getting better, maybe next year?
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Re: .25-06

Postby waspocrew » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:48 pm

You're definitely right about it not being the best time to try to start reloading, but for the 25-06, I really think that you can find good components around. Most of the craze is over .223 and seems like .308 bullets. The hunting bullets are fairly easy to find, but it just depends on what your rifle likes. I've found IMR 4831 to be a great powder with Winchester Large Rifle primers. In Logan, ive been able to find this powder often, but primers not so much. I think you may have to shop around a bit, but I think loading 25-06 is do-able right now.

I started loading 45 ACP a few weeks ago- bad move on my part, but I was able to find dies and components after just a bit of searching.

A word of caution though: once you start reloading, you're going to be hooked!


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