View Full Version : 25-06 for texas dall

January 26, 2012, 09:08 AM
Hey guys just wondering opinions. I won a hunt for a texas dall that is coming up in two weeks. I've shot plenty of game with my 30-06 but for some reason am in love with this 25. What are your thoughts on shooting a ram with this round, or should I stick with the 30-06?

January 26, 2012, 09:27 AM
The 25-06 is a necked down 30-06 casing. The round is less than a .270 but better than a .243. I have one I use on occassion for yotes and hogs. I have no complants of the rounds perforance and distance. Great round I think.

January 26, 2012, 09:30 AM
Texas Dall weighs under 100 pounds, or less than your average whitetail. 25-06 is plenty. Have fun on your hunt!

January 26, 2012, 09:43 AM
Using a properly constructed bullet, it would be great for something that weighed 100 lbs...... too light and/or soft a bullet would make things messy.

If you are interested in eating this thing, I'd go with at least a 100 grain bullet, just to keep impact speeds out of the explosive range....

What range are you anticipating?

January 26, 2012, 10:09 AM
25-06 is the best deer size caliber you can find!! Go with the 110 gr nosler accubonds. I have taken many good size (150lbs+) deer at many different angles and ranges and it laysem flat with minimum recoil. Shoots tight and more than likely you will get a clean pass though and you have a tough enough bullet if your shot does not go exactlly where you want it to. Hope this helps and good luck!!!! Post pics when you get back!!

January 26, 2012, 10:16 AM
I would say range is 100 yards or less. I've been shooting hornady 117gr sst superformance because this gun loves them. Any thoughts on this bullet? The gun is a tack driver with this round so I've just stuck with it.

January 26, 2012, 10:21 AM
I do plan on shooting some hogs while I'm there, how does it perform for you Bittervinom? I will post some picks when I get back, sounds like its going to be a blast!

January 26, 2012, 10:29 AM
117gr sst superformance

Should be fine .... don't shoot 'em in the meat.

January 26, 2012, 11:51 AM
People shoot elk with 25-06, I am absolutely sure it will kill a goat or a pig.

January 26, 2012, 09:13 PM
117GR. SF are great on deer &hogs alike and they will make a mess with a bad hit. Shot a 300lb sow hog last weekend behind the ear at 160yds.
Blew out both eye balls. those superformance SST'S are wicked.
love My 25-06!!!:D

January 27, 2012, 07:35 AM
Thanks for all the info guys! I'll send you some pics after I give a few animals a 25-06 tune up.