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Posted: October 12 2017 at 1:50pm | IP Logged Quote M700

My son and I just got back home from the rifle range. Mule deer season starts Saturday morning.

His 6mm Rem with the 3.5-10x Leupold is nicely sighted-in at 200 yards. The load hasn't changed in years:

48 grains of RL-22 with a 95 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip at 3,000 fps



I had the 25-06 Rem with a 6x Leupold, also sighted-in at 200 yards. And used my standard near-max load of Retumbo with the 115 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip "Blue Cyclone" at 3120 fps.



Both are proven loads. After checking the 200 yard zeros, we had a blast banging my steel gong at 300 yards from sitting and prone. There were a few misses, but mostly hits at that range on steel.

Looking forward to the hunting season, and perhaps we'll put some venison in the freezer!

Guy
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Posted: October 12 2017 at 8:00pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

My Stevens and Remington CDL 25-06 were sighted in last month.
Now, just need some buck deer to get into range..
The kid I hunt with is using one and I will use the other.
Yea, even at 26 he is still a kid to me!
PS, will be having my S&W 500 Magnum, it's still bear season here and don't know how good a 25-06 is on a black bear, there are several big one's around where we hunt.

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Posted: October 12 2017 at 8:17pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Buddy of mine used to hunt black bear with his 25-06, here in Washington.

He's since bumped up to a .300 Win mag, but told me that the 25-06 killed them just fine.

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