25-06 zeroing distances

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howard01233

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Going to zero my 25-06 with Sierra 117gr 2754fps sako 85 very soon as it’s a hunting round, keep seeing posts 32mm (1.5”) high point and pull up to 250-275 yards.
Going to see the drops on my range, this is more out of curiosity, I have always zeroed at 100 yards and adjusted accordingly.
 

Chris J

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Let us know. Same combo as mine with same bullet. Sure mine's a little faster than that though. Great round, great rifle. I tend not to go 1 1/2 though. Just a little less. But as I say, mine are around 2900 fps.
 

howard01233

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Let us know. Same combo as mine with same bullet. Sure mine's a little faster than that though. Great round, great rifle. I tend not to go 1 1/2 though. Just a little less. But as I say, mine are around 2900 fps.
Sorry my typing error 32mm =1 1/4” above
 

Sakoodin1

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Bang on at 200 works extremely well !! it makes you roughly 2”-3” high at 100 and 3”-6” low at 300 so it covers you for as far as you want to go really
 

Dalua

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25-06 with Sierra 117gr 2754fps sako 85
Does that seem quite slow for so light a bullet out of so large a cartridge-case?
In any case, I'd be inclined to see how it behaves on the range and zero according to your preferred way of doing it and likely purpose of the rifle. Personally I favour a maxmimum point-blank range approach, which with a hill rifle generally ends up with a zero near 200yds, and 1.75-2" high at 100yds. But that's 140gr at 2950fps from the .270Win, with a similar case-size to the .25-06.
 
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Chris J

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Well I thought it was a little slow, but not what I'd call quite slow. I have a fair few rifles and I basically look for something different from each one. Yes there are the charecteristics such as weight, length of barrel etc, but from my spread of cartridges, it would be easy to make several of them perform very very similarly. I could stick a 100 grainer in two different .243s and the 25-06 and throw them out at the same speed. Isn't that just like having 3 x .243? YEs the BCs are different, but in the field, come on, really? So what I was after with my 25 was a touch more weight, a touch more speed for some of the areas where I shoot that literally has no cover so 300 yard shots were quite common. Of course the .243 will do that. Of course the 7mm will do that, but where the fun in that? Is there one cartride that will do everything you want in the UK, of course. There are several. But personally, I don't want just one rifle. IN the very beginning, I sent 8 handguns to the furnace and swapped the vacant slots for 8 rifles.

So, is your 25 too slow? I don't think so. I'd need to look at the charts but it's probably a smidge more than a .243 For most shots it's probably as good as you'll ever need. But it is kinda bottom end of the book
 

long_range_rob

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Zero spot on at 100yds and then use my TDS4 reticule out to 400yds if necessary
 

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mathieson

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a lots going to depend on the likes of barrel length,weight of bullet and ammunition used but as a general guide I zero mine at 50 yrds which gives a far zero of 200 yrds and just over an inch high at 100 covers just about any situation I am likely to find whilst out stalking from the close in woodland to longer range open ground shots
 

howard01233

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Does that seem quite slow for so light a bullet out of so large a cartridge-case?
In any case, I'd be inclined to see how it behaves on the range and zero according to your preferred way of doing it and likely purpose of the rifle. Personally I favour a maxmimum point-blank range approach, which with a hill rifle generally ends up with a zero near 200yds, and 1.75-2" high at 100yds. But that's 140gr at 2950fps from the .270Win, with a similar case-size to the .25-06.
I get a load less meat damage and hate very high at 100yards checking on my speed could go an extra 100fps but just looked at the trajectory that I set up with my minox scope.
I have a 243 that goes like lightning with 100gr 6ADDAF1C-89A5-4BB7-B8B6-8614A945A2CE.jpeg
 

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Chris J

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Useful Howard. Ta. I need to load some 25-06 and was wondering about coming down just a little. It's just for me, I got the best grouping with a load that just happens to be at 2900. Not sure I've the will and determination to work up a slower but still accurate load in this particular rifle. It can be a bit damaging sometimes, I agree.
 
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