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.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...