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Thread: 25-06 owners - anyone thought they were under gunned on big reds?

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    25-06 owners - anyone thought they were under gunned on big reds?

    It seems very effective on roe and fallow etc. I know it's all about shot placement etc - but is it optimal for the larger reds?

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    Yes they flatten reds no bother at all .

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    Thks - sort of assumed it would. Can't be that far off a 270 performance with the 117gr bullet?

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    My wife and I have shot a good number of Red deer with our 25-06's and have never felt under gunned. She uses 117gr soft points and I use 115gr Nosler BT's

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    Absolutely never been under gunned using .25-06Rem on any big reds. Didn't matter if I was using 100gn Sierra Prohunter or the 110gn Accubond that I now use. Used it very effectively on all UK species, male & female.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Never had a problem putting them down with mine. Why do you ask, have you had problems

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    No problem,,i have droped reds on the hill out to 350 yards with 100gr pills ,the 25-06 is more then capable.

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    One of the most underated calibres in the UK. I have had a 25.06 for over 25 years and for on the open hill it is my choice of calibre. On the stags I use 120g and on the hinds 100g. i have also used it a great deal on Sika as well.

    I have also used it in Africa and taken Black Wildebeest along with several other species, no problem.
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    Shot a huge Red stag in Norfolk with mine a few seasons back. 100g Nosler and went about 40 metres.

    Really big fan of this calibre.

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    117's no problem on any thing in the uk

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