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.
To “GRUNT” or Not to “GRUNT” that is the question. Like all things pertaining to whitetail deer all hunters have their own way of hunting them. As a Call Maker of course I want everybody to own one and buy one from me, as a Guide I just want you to have one to up your chances of stopping that big old whitetail. I know that lots of you would think that this is a tool you wouldn’t even think about going into the woods without.One year at my lodge we had 12 hunters show up and I asked them if they...