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25-06 anyone?

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Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with a 25-06?
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I have a Rem. 700 Stainless .26-06 with a 26 inch barrel.

Have not handloaded for it. Does an excellent job on deer with 117 grain Sierra Spitzer BT. Took multiple does and one buck this year with it. I have mine zeroed 2 inches high at 100 and based on 2970 fps through a chronograph it drops a shade over 18 inches at 400 yards.

I would not hesitate to take a deer at 300-400 with mine and its fast enough that you can hold on hair and get her.

Exceptional kid round as well. Low recoil. I shoot Fed Premium with 117 Sierra SPBT.

I have an M77 mark II Ruger and have shot everything from deer to prairie dogs with it.
I like it. Some folks will tell you that it is finicky and they are probably right, but if you spend the time to work up the best load for your rifle it will get the job done.
I also have a mkII 25.06 and have used it almost exclusively for the last 5 years. I have tried every bullet from Sierra, Hornady, and Nosler. My gun really likes the 100 grain bullets, shot a .75 inch group at 200 yards the other day, but I will not use this bullet on deer. Do yourself a favor and try the 115gr Nosler Partitions, they absolutely smash deer, and leave an exit hole every time. I hardly ever got exits with the 117 grain bullets in the sierra gamekings or hornady btsp. I worked at a place in Louisiana and killed over 20 deer a year with this gun (DMAP program) and the 115 partition is the best bullet I have ever used in the 25.06.
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