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    25 06

    Hi All, I have been asked to control the red's on my main fox permission. Problem is the biggest cal I have is m595 22-250 so I will be applying for a 25 06.
    I was thinking of trading in 22-250 and going with one rifle, It means I can swap scopes rather than carry two rifles in car i.e. swarv 8x50 for deer/ drone pro 10 for Fox/vermin only. What do you think? is it the right cal for both jobs.

    thanks

    Jim

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    It's a cracker, my ex bro in law had it as his main hill/ vermin rifle. With lighter bullets it is spot on for foxes (like a 243 on steroids), and drops reds for fun wi heavier stuff!

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    My first deer call was 25/06, wasn't reloading back then but 117 sako factory dropped everything I pointed them at,
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    Jimmy
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    Nothing wrong with the way you are thinking....If Jay22's Tikka 695 is for sale you wont go far wrong.....

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    Flat & fast...100gn Nosler BT or Sierra does it in style on anything in the UK. Enjoy! ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Or my sako 85 still for sale!
    slowly slowly catch a monkey..

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    I use 100 grain Nosler BT hunting for fox and roe deer its a cracking calibre.

    With the situation you've described if reloading I'd go for 75 Vmax or 85 NBT varmint for fox and sierra 120 game Kings for the Reds job done.

    Rick.

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    It's a great all round calibre and ideal for reds, but I wouldn't bother swapping scopes or even bullet weights.
    If it will kill a red, it will definitely kill a fox!!
    I use 115 grain BT's (combined technology heads) going at about 2900 fps. A lighter bullet will of course shoot slightly flatter but the difference is marginal. Best to stick with one option and just get used to how it performs. I used to use Nosler 100g BT's but the meat damage was quite bad! Not a problem with the foxes, but not ideal on the deer.
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    Hi All, I have been asked to control the red's on my main fox permission. Problem is the biggest cal I have is m595 22-250 so I will be applying for a 25 06.
    I was thinking of trading in 22-250 and going with one rifle, It means I can swap scopes rather than carry two rifles in car i.e. swarv 8x50 for deer/ drone pro 10 for Fox/vermin only. What do you think? is it the right cal for both jobs.

    thanks

    Jim
    You heard it on here first, folks.

    .25-06 is minimum for fox control if you're struggling with the limitations of a .22-250.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    The 25/06 will obviously do the job required perfectly well.

    But so will the 6.5x55 or the 260. Both will achieve the same velocity as the 25/06 with the same bullet weights.

    I would pick one of the 6.5's.
    Last edited by Claret_Dabbler; 02-01-2015 at 17:10.
    Brian.

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