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25-06 good deer rifle

Postby cONG » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:07 pm

Im going to get a 25-06 what brand is a good one. Right now im hooked on a tikka t3
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby ajmorell » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:26 pm

What's your budget? Tikka makes an excellent rifle.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby lunatic » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:50 pm

Ruger model 77 MK II
Winchester Model 70
Remington 700

These three will be below Tikka in price; I would lean towards Winchester and Ruger
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby bulldog18 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:55 am

25-06 is an excellent deer cartridge. Very flat shooting. The Tikka rifle is an excellent rifle.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby cONG » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:35 am

I would like to spend $600 or less. Do u think, I sued go with a wood stock?
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby ajmorell » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:28 pm

lunatic wrote:Ruger model 77 MK II
Winchester Model 70
Remington 700

These three will be below Tikka in price; I would lean towards Winchester and Ruger


I wouldn't say they will be cheaper than the Tikka. It depends on specific model of the gun. A Tikka T3 Hunter w/ walnut stock is cheaper than a Remington 700 or Win Model 70 with a walnut stock. All of the guns you listed are good ones, though I'm not a fan of the MK II.

cONG wrote:I would like to spend $600 or less. Do u think, I sued go with a wood stock?


Personal preference. Synthetics tend to be more resistant to weather, but a well cared for walnut stock will hold up just fine and IMO looks a lot better too.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby Sandman3400 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:08 am

Hard to find a MkII now. It has been replaced by the Hawkeye. There are still a few on the shelves, but I would just as soon get a hawkeye. Both are fine rifles. The Hawkeye and MkII both can be had new for $600 or less, but you still need a scope.

I prefer a wood stock, but it just goes to what you like best. Wood is probably going to be a little cheaper than synthetic.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby brktrt-18 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:34 am

A little bit over budget but this it what I would get. Under Budget a Tikka, used Win Mod 70 or used Rem 700. Come to think of it save the money and buy a better scope. Can never have to good of a glass on top.

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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby cONG » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:11 pm

will aim going to WANENMACHER'S TULSA ARMS SHOW this week, maybe they will have a tikka t3. I order a Nikon Pro staff Scoop 9-40, it was in the fish and game magazine.
I would like to have that gun tho maybe, I will find a good deal.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:01 am

25-06 is a good deer and varmit rifle and lots of bullets out there if you reload .

Wood stocks are pretty but the plastic stocks will not warp or move with the weather but it all depends if you want to glass the bed 100%, partial or free float the barrel since all three are used for top accuracy in rifles.

Just take it slow on the break in period with lots of cleaning between 3-5 shots and don't let the barrel get hot or start the cleaning rod from the muzzle. You don't want to bang up the end of the barrles rifling !!

Try to get a quality scope if you are mounting one, since the lower priced ones usually don't hold up or have quality dials that
come back to the same poa each time, with a 4x for deer and 12x or more for varmits as a starting point.

For plinking or varmits the Hornady 75gr v-max or the 87gr Speer or Sierra bullets are woth a look and for wind or close Antelope or deer the sierra or Nosler 100gr balistic tip will do a great job or up to the quality Nosler 110 Acc Bond and last but not least is the good old 120gr Nosler Partition for Elk up to 250 yardswith plenty of energy to spare, if your gun and you are up to the shot.

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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby jimmyp » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:04 pm

My go to gun for coyotes, is a pre accutrigger savage 110, in 25-06. Its got a timke trigger. I will probly be replacing it in the next year or so with a tikka t3 in 25-06, but for the money the savage 110 is a hard gun to beat for a hunting rifle.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:03 pm

The tikka is an excellent choice. I have never been a fan of ruger as I like 1/2 MOA accuracy and the Rugers that I have owned or shot can not come close to that even with reloads. I shoot Browning A-bolts mainly and quite often see them on the shelf NEW for well under $600. Tikka has such a smooth action that it almost works itself :biggrin: I like the 25-06 as it makes a great deer rifle and doubles as a long range varminter too. Consider Savage too, VERY accurate out of the box and great prices too. if you buy a savage, look at several at the dealer, pick one where the barrel is perfectly centered in the stock. I do not know why but a lot of savege (and weatherby) rifles are not properly bedded or the stocks are not properly inletted and the barrel either touches or is very close to one side which can effect accuracy and just plain looks bad.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby joshco84 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:40 pm

waterfowlhunter wrote:Consider Savage too, VERY accurate out of the box and great prices too.


Savage is probably the most underestimated rifle on the market today. I have a savage in 25-06 and it is a deer slaying machine.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby cONG » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:55 pm

thanks for the replays. I got a t3 tikka
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here a deer i shot this year and drop him dead. I was shooting a remington express core-lokt 120gr
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:17 am

Holly cow............................

You might want to let them get another 100 yards away !!

Just kiding..that just shows the energy that rifle has...............Plenty!!

The old Remington Cor-Lock is and old standard that keeps on doing its thing. It is the only 150gr
that will group in my 1903 custon 30-06 and drop deer out to 300 yards, if needed here in the wide open areas of Nevada.

Nice Buck, by the way................congratulations.
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby cONG » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:49 am

how much dose this bullet drop? last day of season and he had to come out and get shoot. my first buck. I thought he might of been bigger" that what she sad,not"
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Re: 25-06 good deer rifle

Postby OldCypress » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:05 pm

you can never go wrong with a remington model 700. shot both 25-06 and 7mm-08 in model 700, both were really nice shooting guns. but that was 5 years ago. from what i'm hearing, remington's changed a lot.
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