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Oohh la la I love my 25.06 Remington!

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I have always hunted with a 50 cal muzzle loader barrel pinned to my TC Encore frame. Dad convinced me to throw on my 25.06 Remington barrel for firearms season this year. So I put on some rings and a base to hold down a cheap Simmons 3X9.....I shot at 25 yards to get me on the paper....small adjustment then out to 100 yards for a confirmation shot....one more adjustment...the 4 successive shots....keep in mind the 25.06 Remingto cartridge I am shooting has a 3" drop at 200 yards....tell me again why I have shot a muzzle loader all these years....

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Deadly tight grouping.
 

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Bambi is in trouble...
 

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I've always wondered why a cartridge that has wildcat roots dating back to 1912 never caught on. The 25.06 Remington came on the scene in 1969 and yet, except for some hard core hunting shops you never see it on the shelves. At a $1.50 to $1.75 a round compared to its parent, the .30-06 at about 80 cents a round for common ammo or $1.50 for the really good stuff I have a hard time justifying the expense. I do admit I like the ballistic capabilities of the 25.06 but is the extra money worth it for most hunting? Difficult shots I can say "yes" but how often can you not maneuver or wait to get a better shot?

BTW... good shooting @Rusty Shackelford. Enjoy! and get a good one!
 

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most all the outdoor store around me carry 25.06...I am able to buy them for about $20-$25 a box of 20.....I snagged up 10 boxes of 117 gr softpoints from Federal for $16.99 when gander mountain closed up shop last year.
 

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most all the outdoor store around me carry 25.06...I am able to buy them for about $20-$25 a box of 20.....I snagged up 10 boxes of 117 gr softpoints from Federal for $16.99 when gander mountain closed up shop last year.
I guess it is regional. Here in the NY area good luck finding 25.06, even upstate NY or parts of PA it is hit or miss.
 

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I guess it is regional. Here in the NY area good luck finding 25.06, even upstate NY or parts of PA it is hit or miss.
Proving once again the liberal blue states don't have a clue about anything....lol
 

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Proving once again the liberal blue states don't have a clue about anything....lol
New York is actually a red state with throat and rectal cancer. Politicians know if you win Buffalo and NYC nothing else matters.
 

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.25-06 = handloading
For years I built my own ammo for my .25/06. Just used a single staged press and a hand primer (I like knowing the primer is set correctly) and you can feel it with a hand primer.

Hand loading is very relaxing, kinda Zen like. I did enjoy doing it.
 

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.243 Winchester is the wildcat of choice in my neck of the woods. Every gas/livebait/pizza/propane/ammo shop has some on the shelf.
25.06 not so much so regional popularity, yah. My wife has a Ruger American .243 Muddy Girl.



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Proving once again the liberal blue states don't have a clue about anything....lol
Most hunting in NYS is close range, my county was shotgun and pistol only. A 30-30 or 308 or similar was just fine in NY.
 

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I got Savage 112 with fluted bull barrel. Those little wild cat round had quit a loud report. I picked it up in a pawn deal. Real good price but it hurt a friendship. I told him it l wouldn't sell the gun. I didn't. I gave it to my youngest.
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.30-06 is the mother case for a number of calibers - .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .338-06 ASquare and .35 Whelen.

.270, it's a pretty good caliber for most anything in this neck of the woods - still can't beat the versatility of a .30-06

I've never shot a .25-06, I'll keep my eye out for one.
 

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I borrowed a 25-06 once and loved it. My go to hunting rifle is a 30-06 and I love it, but if I had to decide all over again I would get a 308 instead and if I wanted something a little lighter and flatter shooting I would get a 243, which is a necked down 308.
 

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My gal shoots 25.06 and does extremely well with it......she thinks it's a little more recoil friendly compared to the 30.06 I shoot....I agree ammo costs are higher and less common here by 30% but she really doesn't go thru much ammo in a years time so its insignificant
 

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My gal shoots 25.06 and does extremely well with it......she thinks it's a little more recoil friendly compared to the 30.06 I shoot....I agree ammo costs are higher and less common here by 30% but she really doesn't go thru much ammo in a years time so its insignificant
I bought a box of 30-06 this morning. The kid at the sporting goods store ask me what kind I was looking for. I told him it takes me ten years to go thru a box and by then the same kind is no longer available.
Since some of my targets are bull Elk, I figure a box of ammo should be good for about a thousand pounds of meat.
 

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I liked reading Jack O'Conner. He insisted on the 270. Old dogma leads me to the 300s. My first big caliber was 7mm rem mag. I appreciate that for it's ability but often thought I was over gunning. We've got a handful of 243 and where we hunt these are perfect. Both my boys down the first deer with these. When I wanna feel like a cowboy, I step out with my Marlin 3030, gold trigger, it's a gem.
Guys here's another favorite pastime. Opening the gun safe and moving furniture. My boys moved out couple years back and we divied up the guns. Let's just say there was some finagling going on. Everybody want their first deer gun, first this, biggest best that lol. Good times. And I'm out a mess of guns