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#7300616 - 01/11/13 Going with the 25-06  
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Made the decision to thin the herd out, getting rid of a number of rifles and going to use the 25-06 as my do it all CF rifle. I've got a Sako Finnbear 25-06 and today I ordered a Kimber Montana 25-06. Assuming the Montana shoots worth a damn, they'll be my sunny day/rainy day huntin' combo. Been pondering this move for some time, feel pretty good about it. Tonight I tip my drink to the 25-06.

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#7300657 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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Sounds like you've made a very wise choice.

#7300660 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Laguna]  
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did the same with my .257 bob.


I put Varget on my cornflakes...

#7300756 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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75-grain V-Max's, 100-grain TTSX, 120-grain Partitions, you can conquer the lower 48, with aplomb.

Several powders work, but I wouldn't stray too far from IMR 4831, and H4350. I'm sure others will offer combo's that work as well.

Solid choice.

#7300833 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Mako25]  
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Another one that uses the 25-06. For over 30 years, and
harvested at least that many whitetails, with this cal.

My pick this year is the Federal Premium 100 gr. Nosler Ballistic TIP.

Accurate and deadly.

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#7300874 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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Good deal! I love the 25/06 and I aplaud you for trimming the herd and going lean and mean.

Dober


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#7301284 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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Originally Posted by Mark R Dobrenski
Good deal! I love the 25/06 and I aplaud you for trimming the herd and going lean and mean.

Dober
. Ditto, except the herd thinning part.

#7301426 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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Hi Techsan,

If you're going to go with a .25-06, don't go too far. If you do you might find out that you will never need another rifle.


Best of luck to you,

L

#7301497 - 01/11/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Laguna]  
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I like the 25-06 with 100 gr. TTSXs.

#7301736 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: 25-06 Lilja]  
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Next time I draw an Antelope tag I plan on using an 80gr TTSX for it. Last one was with a 117gr Sierra BT. Kinda trying both ends of the spectrum.....

#7301808 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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Originally Posted by Mark R Dobrenski
Good deal! I love the 25/06 and I aplaud you for trimming the herd and going lean and mean.

Dober



How THIN is your herd?? (Dober)


TECHSAN -

Congrats for making a decision 'today'.

Let us know in a couple yrs, how long it took to find yourself in 'another' delima? smile smile.....(personal experience speaking here)

I have NO criticism of the 25-06.. if it fits your needs, YOU and ONLY you need be happy!

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#7301824 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: jwall]  
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If I ever trim down the herd I will end in a quater bore!




#7301963 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: vacrt2002]  
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jwall, yep, I'm aware of the distinct possibility that a year or two down the road I'll start thinking that I'm overgunned on varmints, and undergunned on larger game, and it's ridiculous for me to to only be using one caliber. I will fight that urge as long as I can if and when it hits. And, if I succumb and buy another rifle or two, hell, not the end of the world, right...

#7301976 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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What's not to love about the 25-06? Less recoil than .308 but shoots flat like a 7mm MAG.

Sherwood


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#7301995 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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Well, everybody oughta have a rifle with a small bolt face.

I'd say everybody needs a short action too.

Come to think of it, levers, singles, pumps, magnum actions, tang sight only, all fit the catagory of "gotta have one" (at least).

Good day! smile

#7302111 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: mjbgalt]  
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
did the same with my .257 bob.

I went 257R & 270Win. The 257 still gets used the most.



#7302459 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Techsan]  
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Originally Posted by Techsan
jwall, yep, I'm aware of the distinct possibility that a year or two down the road I'll start thinking that I'm overgunned on varmints, and undergunned on larger game, and it's ridiculous for me to to only be using one caliber. I will fight that urge as long as I can if and when it hits. And, if I succumb and buy another rifle or two, hell, not the end of the world, right...


But you might find yourself in quite a quandary when you're able to do everything that needs doing with a .25-06.


Best of luck,

L

#7303125 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Laguna]  
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Thats something I have been pondering as well...will a 25-06 do it all for me? I am shooting a 30-06 now but I have always liked the 25-06 and regret selling the one I had. I was thinking of swapping out the barrel on my Super Grade for a quarter bore but I am concerned if it will do it for elk and moose like I want.


Rob
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Kudos for a dang fine rifle, Sako L61R, chambered in 25-06. You don't see many Finnbear's chambered so!


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#7303180 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Sherwood]  
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Originally Posted by Sherwood
What's not to love about the 25-06? Less recoil than .308 but shoots flat like a 7mm MAG.

Sherwood

Agreed!

#7303328 - 01/12/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: vacrt2002]  
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Originally Posted by vacrt2002
If I ever trim down the herd I will end in a quarter bore!


Amen!


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#7306216 - 01/13/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: TATELAW]  
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A .25-06 will work well......

#7306444 - 01/13/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: harv3589]  
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Originally Posted by harv3589
Thats something I have been pondering as well...will a 25-06 do it all for me? I am shooting a 30-06 now but I have always liked the 25-06 and regret selling the one I had. I was thinking of swapping out the barrel on my Super Grade for a quarter bore but I am concerned if it will do it for elk and moose like I want.


With a stoutly constructed bullet, I'm sure it will kill big critters. Keep in mind that our northern neighbors used to kill everything up there with surplus .303 British rifles.

#7306764 - 01/13/13 Re: Going with the 25-06 [Re: Laguna]  
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Never a bad choice!

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