i was actually thinking about ordering a 25-06. good round for deer they claim. i havent any experience with the caliber.....any thoughts?
I really like my 25-06. But I think I'd like to try a 250-3000 or a 257 Roberts next.
Tried the 100gr bullets and they kill like lightning, just don't hit anything you want to eat. Settled on the 117gr Hornady. A bit hard and most deer go about 15-20yds then just fall over. Not real amazing but very effective.
Mine is a 700 with a 24" barrel. Don't think I'd want one shorter. With the 250-3000 I'd think a 20" barrel would be just right.
My all time deer getter is my SKS 7.62x39 123 grain bulits I reload my self edmonds red dot.
I tell my hunting buddies that I'm going to try a difrent gun and they tell me no take the SKS because when they hear it go off there is a deer down. Not blowing my own horn but the gun just seems to be lucky. Took down a nice 10 pointer with one shot, It weighed in at 227lbs field dressed, weighed by the MNR.
Hmm. Good question! I got so many rifles I use to shoot deer with. I shot a lot of deer with my dads old 303. My favorite is either my Sako AV 243 or my Sako AV 7mm. Also love my 444S in 444 marlin. I got over 25+ rifles but those three are the best for deer.
My favorite Deer rifle is my .308MX Marlin Express, toped with a Leupold 2x7x33 VX-II scope, I purchased last year. It really is a sweet gun. I haven't bloodied it yet but hope fully this year it will earn it's salt.
My all time favorite is my 03 springfield, but the barrel is getting a little worn and its now moth balled so my 2 boys can use there great grand dads rifle for there first deer. Now I use a Remington model 700 LSS in the 300 RUM with a custom brake and topped of with a Burris 3.5 x 10 Blastic-plex.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...