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#7174325 - 12/12/12 .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck
DoeSlayer Offline
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Registered: 04/22/04
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MY son at 18 finally got his first buck this being his 4th year of hunting. This is his 5th deer and all have been taken with his Contender Carbine .25-35. I load either 80gr TTSX's or 100gr Partitions and at wood's ranges the outcome is never in doubt.



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#7174333 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
mikeymjr23 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 2703
Loc: SEPA
Well that sure is a purty first buck! Congrats to your son!


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#7174553 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: mikeymjr23]
tzone Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 32100
Loc: MN
Congrats!

Pretty good way to start off on a buck, that's for sure.
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#7174655 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: tzone]
FyrepowrX Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma
Congrats on a fine lookin buck for that young man!!

Love to here of your handload details with both bullet weights, i shoot the 25/35 in a 22" Contender Carbine also. great combo.
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#7174678 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
EthanEdwards Offline
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Where's the pics of the gun? Congrats to him.
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#7174715 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: EthanEdwards]
Steelhead Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Very nice and cool cartridge.
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#7175065 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: Steelhead]
hamr56 Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 975
Loc: Wyoming
Congrats to you and your boy! Glad to see he stuck with it and his efforts paid off.

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#7175091 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5106
Loc: CT
Nice one. Congratulations.

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#7175205 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: CLB]
Deerwhacker444 Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/09
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Loc: Halfway between Hither and Yon
That's some frothy lung blood right there...

Congrats to the young man.
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#7175263 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: Deerwhacker444]
roundoak Offline
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Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 6365
Loc: Badger State
Good stuff. Congrats to your son.

Never shot a deer with that cartridge. I have a Win 94 safe queen in that cartridge tucked a way in a safe. Need to load it up and go hunt'n some day.
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#7175326 - 12/12/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
gunner500 Online   content
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 23972
Loc: Oklahoma
SWEETTTTT, congrats to the young Man, good shooting Son.

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#7175643 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: gunner500]
hillbillybear Offline
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Registered: 12/31/02
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Loc: Western NC
Congratulations!
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#7175665 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: hillbillybear]
elkkill2006 Offline
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Loc: Fruita, Colorado
Congrats !!
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#7175667 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
diamondjim Offline
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Registered: 02/10/08
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Loc: Eastern Nebraska
Now that is cool....congrats to all.
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#7175931 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: mikeymjr23]
DoeSlayer Offline
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Registered: 04/22/04
Posts: 1233
Loc: Kansas
I plan to mount the rack on a wood plaque with the empty cartridge case and a brass plate w/his name and date. Will save the shoulder mount for something bigger.
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#7176018 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: FyrepowrX]
DoeSlayer Offline
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Loc: Kansas
Published .25-35 data is extremely limited, so I used .25 Remington data (Ken Water's Pet Loads) as a baseline. I figured I could safely push 80 gr bullets to 2,800 fps and 100's to 2,600 fps from the rifle's 24" barrel. My data is as follows...

* 80 gr TTSX 29 gr H4895 2,812 fps
* 100 gr Partition 27.5 gr H4895 2,632 fps

The rifle wears a Zeiss 4X Conquest and his longest shot has been about 80 yds. All others were inside of 30 yds. He's always put the bullet in the vitals and we've never had a problem. At 18, I've offered to get him a bigger rifle, but he doesn't want one. His mom's .270 is there for him if he wants it, she doesn't hunt anymore.




Edited by DoeSlayer (12/13/12)
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#7176251 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: DoeSlayer]
LouisB Offline
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Loc: TN
Congratulations young man!
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#7176422 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: roundoak]
Proud_Dad Offline
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Loc: Hutchinson, KS
Congratulations to both of you!
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#7176460 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: Proud_Dad]
LBP Offline
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Loc: Central, Texas
Pics of the rifle???
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#7177698 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: roundoak]
Reloader7RM Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 6157
Loc: NW La.
Awesome! Congrats to your boy on his first buck, he's a dandy.

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#7178951 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: Reloader7RM]
FyrepowrX Offline
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Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 2289
Loc: Oklahoma
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I used .25 Remington data (Ken Water's Pet Loads) as a baseline. I figured I could safely push 80 gr bullets to 2,800 fps and 100's to 2,600 fps from the rifle's 24" barrel.


Thank you for the load data.

using the Hornady 100, i went up to 28.0 of H4895, then backed down to 27.0, never clocked those , had always wondered about speeds.

my gun also did pretty well with AA2460 & Nosler 85 BT's...you have probably have seen this link, Gunblast reviews of the 25/35, some decent speeds with that powder in his rifle.

http://www.gunblast.com/Winchester_25-35.htm

my carbine is a 1-10 twist, TC custom shop barrel, just swapped out the 4xleupold for a 1-75-6x short tube. gonna make it a point to kill more stuff with this one.
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#7179213 - 12/13/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: FyrepowrX]
mooshoo Offline
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Registered: 05/09/12
Posts: 389
Loc: slc utah
alway's love to here storie's about one of my favorite cartridge's here's a couple of my 25/35's this one was made in 1910

this one ine 1922

here's a pic of brother Bill's 25/35 it was made in 1906


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#7180581 - 12/14/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: mooshoo]
shootsaswede Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 317
Loc: West of the Mississippi
Congrats to your son on a fine whitetail. I had one of those Contender Carbines in .223 back in the 90's. I killed a ton of groundhogs with it and then got a 7-30 Waters barrel thinking it was the answer for deer hunting. I sold the thing before I ever got the chance to blood it. Another one on my foul ups in life.
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#7181434 - 12/14/12 Re: .25-35 Win Speaks Again - Boy's 1st Buck [Re: shootsaswede]
30338 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 7447
Loc: Denver
Great buck. Congrats to you both.

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