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Thread: 25-06 Larger deer load.

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    25-06 Larger deer load.

    Hello Everyone

    My first post so please go easy on me....

    For some years now i have been loading the Nosler 85gr Balistic Tip with Varget for fox and mostly Muntjac and the ocasional Roe, But i may have the chance to shoot a few more roe and some Fallow now and i am looking at going for a heavier bullet to cope with the bigger deer etc.
    Have any of you got any ideas or experience in what you use in the 25-06 for the larger deer.

    Thanks in advance.

    Richard

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    I don't use 25-06 but 117's work fin in my 257 Roberts. (American Mule deer, White tails, etc.) ~Muir

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    Muir

    Great to see another 257 Roberts fan, mines Ackley Improved and loves 117 and 120

    RichardP

    Both should do well in your 25-06 if your barrel and choice of powder work

    Cheers

    Max

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    26.06

    I use a 25.06 all the time - mainly cos It's my only deer rilfe!
    I only ever use 100 grain Nostlers with 50 grains of Vectan 7000, or reloader 19 powder. I have just tried using Nostler partitions which were Ok but didn't seem to drop deer on the spot like the Ballistic Tips do. They were not as accurate either. I have shot both sexes of all 6 deer in the uk with it now, including huge 'Lowland Red' stags. Seems to work fine for me!

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    25-06 loads

    I am using sierra 117g with 51 grains of Hodgon for fallow and roe, working well and group is sub 1" on paper.

    Tonyc

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    Re: 26.06

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker
    I use a 25.06 all the time - mainly cos It's my only deer rilfe!
    I only ever use 100 grain Nostlers with 50 grains of Vectan 7000, or reloader 19 powder. I have just tried using Nostler partitions which were Ok but didn't seem to drop deer on the spot like the Ballistic Tips do. They were not as accurate either. I have shot both sexes of all 6 deer in the uk with it now, including huge 'Lowland Red' stags. Seems to work fine for me!
    Many thanks thats exactly what i wanted to hear..

    Im very happy with the Noslers i have been using so a jump up to the same bullet in 100 gr will be no worries.

    Thanks

    Rich...

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    MS

    I guess your dropping the deer on the spot with those Nosler B/T because they are so full of shrapnel and shredded inside

    Shame you only have one rifle

    Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    MS

    I guess your dropping the deer on the spot with those Nosler B/T because they are so full of shrapnel and shredded inside

    Shame you only have one rifle

    Max
    You know they work well - you've seen them in action! A deer cannot be too dead, but it can be not dead enough!!
    You only need one rifle if you get the RIGHT ONE!
    I have one hat too cos I only have one head!
    MS.

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    I have one hat too cos I only have one head!
    MS.

    Iv'e seen your hat its massive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man
    I have one hat too cos I only have one head!
    MS.

    Iv'e seen your hat its massive!
    It's basic physics mate. If you have big feet, you need big shoes!
    It's the same with brains!!

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