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    Factory ammo 25-06

    What is the best factory ammo for the 25-06, I want one round for muntjac through to reds, I will also shoot some foxes but primary a deer rifle, any suggestions, will be going through a Blaser R93 22 barrel. Happy hunting.

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    Difficult to say what is best jon but in my experience the Sako 117 grain soft point is excellent. That Bullet will serve you well for all your needs. The Brass is good too if you should ever wish to reload at some point in the future.

    Yorkie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon15 View Post
    What is the best factory ammo for the 25-06,....
    It's very hard to say. In the dim and distant past I used Federal and Remington. If I was buying ammo today, I would probably try RWS first. Ultimately, it's a question of what your rifle likes best. I've had success with Sako ammo in other calibres, so it's got to be looked at too. Regards JCS

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    I would buy a few different boxes of 20, all 100gr or above and try them out. Every rifle's different but as Yorkie also noted, the Sako 117gr were excellent through mine. Another point (!!) to remember is if you are taking some stalking with a guide they sometimes say "soft noses only please, don't bring ballistic tips" - so the sako would be a good universal for this reason which would rule out the federal 100gr nosler BT's which I found to be excellent and also the Hornady 117gr superformance which I have also used and been really pleased with. It just depends where you put it, what your rifle likes and what you can easily get hold of (its all b expensive - except maybe privi which I never got round to trying). Let us know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie View Post
    Difficult to say what is best jon but in my experience the Sako 117 grain soft point is excellent. That Bullet will serve you well for all your needs. The Brass is good too if you should ever wish to reload at some point in the future.
    +1

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    See if Hornady do a SST load for it otherwise try and find a 100g Nosler round.

    Federal do a 85g Nosler aswell.

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    Sako 117 well worth trying......Federal 117 Speer Hot Core......if this groups its a great bullet, worth trying at least......have fun trying em out, all the best !

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    I like the sound of a slightly heavier bullet, so will try the sako 117 and Hornady 117 BT will let you know how i get on. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon15 View Post
    I like the sound of a slightly heavier bullet, so will try the sako 117 and Hornady 117 BT will let you know how i get on. thanks
    Jon. I tried the 120 gr Remington Core Lokt, so that might be another heavy option? Remington used to have a useful comparsion option on their website, but I can't find it. I have found the Federal one and they list 7 options for .25-06.
    Federal Premium Ammunition - Rifle
    Regards JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 18-02-2013 at 18:25. Reason: Federal url added.

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    Blasers are too posh for common factory ammo,only refined reloads will do

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