Marlin xl7 25-06
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:10 AM
From you more experienced '06 users how do these things shoot from 100-500 yards? Its gonna be a pig rifle mostly I was thinking what is the furthest you'd go? I'm comfortable shooting out to about 300 yards but just so I know what do you think the max effective range of this caliber is?
Seems like a decent rifle for the money though. Gotta get my toys now before wife has our 4th baby in 4 years :/
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:10 AM
If you plan to use the 25-06 on pigs do not use the Nosler BT bullets. They partition bullets will be better. I use the partition bullets for all my 25-06(and 257Weatherby and 257Roberts) hunting. Or better yet Swift A-Frames I plan to use in Africa or my next pig hunt here. Try this load with a 100gr bullet. Use 56grs of IMR4831 and I get 3437FPS avarage with a SD of 30. Or with the 100gr bullet use 52.5grs of Hybrid100 for 3281FPS average and an SD of 10. Both are super accurate in my Ruger.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:59 PM
Otherwise, I love mine in .270
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:50 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:08 PM
For me the noslers I had down to about .8 inches CTC at 100 yards. But I've only put 100 rounds through the barrel. I'm wondering if it will tighten a little. I mean its just a pig/deer gun so its not too big a deal. It should do fine. But I'm still anxious to find out. Its 100% stock. I'm thinking about a boyds wooden thumbhole stock though. But my hunting bullets are going to be the 100 grain barnes ttsx once I work up the loads. Hopefully this gun will like them. I got another 40 to load up and I'll be taking 90 to the range tomorrow morning in Manteca if anyone wants to go burn some powder in the morning
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