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Old 08-01-2020, 11:00 PM   #1
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What ammo are you using for deer hunting in the 25-06? Anyone use 100 grain?. What are your results?
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:28 PM   #2
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Ive had good luck with federal fusion and winchester deer season xp. The feds are 115 and winchester are 120
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:09 AM   #3
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115 Berger’s in most, one rifle prefers the 110 Accubond.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:29 AM   #4
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117 gr Hornady SST...hits them hard


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Old 08-02-2020, 10:56 AM   #5
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Any of em. They’re all good. Just think of how many deer are shot with 243s and 223s.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:19 AM   #6
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My old red pad Ruger preferred the Winchester 120-gr Positive Expanding Point from day one. Then it got hard to find and I worked up a load with 120-gr Hornady bullets, and within the past couple of months, someone on here showed me a site and I bought 4 boxes of the Win ammo---set for life I'm thinking. Might have to use some on pigs.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:59 PM   #7
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Yes.
100 grain barnes ttsx is what might gun likes best in factory ammo.
Killed 3 or 4 deer last year with it.

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:01 PM   #8
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Exit wound with the 100 grain.

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:14 PM   #9
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Iím going to try the 110 gn Accubond with a healthy dose of
Reloader 22 sending it on its merry way. Seems to be pretty accurate outa my Pro Hunter.

If Iím lucky enough to get something kilt with it Iíll post it here.


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Old 08-02-2020, 08:41 PM   #10
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As long as you’re shooting anything designed to expand you’re fine. That bullet is gonna hit so stinking fast the insides will melt.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:45 PM   #11
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I shoot 100 gr Core Lokt and it’s a freakin hammer.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:54 PM   #12
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117 gr Hornady SST...hits them hard


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This is what I have Used... I've only shot 3 deer with a rifle in the last 17 years but all 3 were with this ammo and all 3 dropped. (does)
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:25 PM   #13
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117 gr Sierra game king or 115 gr nosler partition, never run more than 30 yds
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:25 PM   #14
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120 Core-Lokt or 117 grain Hornady BTSP. The Sendero loves both of them. I like the 117 grain the best.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:37 PM   #15
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Hopefully getting my first 25/06 soon from APR so in for replies.


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Old 08-02-2020, 09:41 PM   #16
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Another nod for the Hornady 117 BTSP
Two guns I have shoot them well. And they put stuff down
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:50 PM   #17
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Really wanting to make sure I shoot something that leaves good blood trails.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:52 PM   #18
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Exit wound with the 100 grain.

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Any of these deer run after shot?
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:01 PM   #19
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The one pictured ran 50 yards with a heavy blood trail because the shot was not perfect.
Nothing else including hogs has ever taken a step.
That's why I had the pic I was surprised the deer ran.

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Old 08-03-2020, 04:00 AM   #20
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I run the old 120 grain HP Interlock in my Sendero. The bullet has been discontinued for several years but I'm sitting pretty of several hundred. It's a hammer of a quarter bore load.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:05 AM   #21
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117gr Horadaddy SST....hits em like lightining bolt....one shot & flop
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:11 PM   #22
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I rarely use my 25.06 anymore, but have shot Rem CorLokt and Federal Fusions. And aside from 1 big boar they have all pretty much fallen insight. I hammered that Boar Right in the boiler. Just behind the “elbow”, in the lower chest. His heart was literally jelly and to this day I have no idea how he made it 60 yards.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:28 AM   #23
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Superformance
117 gr. SST is deadly
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:47 PM   #24
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Any of the Hornady soft points in 117 gr. have worked well for me on deer and pigs. Haven't lost one yet.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:55 PM   #25
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Really wanting to make sure I shoot something that leaves good blood trails.
Shoot 'em in the crease where the neck joins the shoulder, dead center. It won't matter if they bleed or not. No tracking necessary.
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 AM   #26
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Shoot 'em in the crease where the neck joins the shoulder, dead center. It won't matter if they bleed or not. No tracking necessary.
This has been my experience.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM   #27
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Winchester Super X 120 Grain
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM   #28
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117 Hornady
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM   #29
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I shoot 100 gr Core Lokt and itís a freakin hammer.
I bought all the equipment and components necessary to reload for my Ruger plus 1 box of rem. cl for the brass. These shot so well I have yet to develop a load for this gun. Have yet to have to track a deer more than 100 yd.
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