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Old January 6, 2023, 12:05 AM   #26
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HPBT

I read good things about the Sierra HPBT Gamekings, but have only used them on one deer , an 85 gr pill arriving at about 2900 fps resulting in a very dead dear after a brief death run.

Sierra says they Gameking HPBT's are stout bullets. Sorry I cannot advise on a 25-06 as I have no experience with the cartridge.
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Old January 6, 2023, 12:07 AM   #27
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I'm a bit scattered tonight. The 85 gr BTHP was from a .243
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Old January 6, 2023, 10:54 AM   #28
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I'm a bit scattered tonight. The 85 gr BTHP was from a .243
That's a good bullet that I use a lot in 6mm rifles. If Sierra built a similar bullet in a .25 cal it would be a killer as well. Plus the perfect bullet for my .250 Savage.
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Old January 6, 2023, 05:25 PM   #29
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For me, the Barnes TTSX bullets have performed so well in everything I've put them in (guns and animals) that I don't even try anything else anymore.

I'm sure they're not "perfect", but they're close enough.

80gr from a .243Win, I have seen them penetrate a whitetail buck diagonally, shattering the rear hip and stopping just inside the opposite side front shoulder.

I killed a 5x5 bull elk at 250 yards with 120gr 7mm-08, DRT, like he got hit by lightning.

A friend of mine has killed several deer from 150-200 yards with 55gr from a .223, none went more than 50 yards.

They're just awesome. As long as they are available, I don't see using anything else.
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Old January 7, 2023, 09:53 AM   #30
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Brian, I do like the ttsx in my 7-08 very accurate and I have killed 3 deer with them 2 were drt, 1 went 20 yds. just cant get the accuracy out of them in my m77 243, have yet to try them in my 25-06 basically due to the expense, and I have like 300 sierra 117 spbt and some 117 sst's, I know ill end up trying the ttsx eventually, thats just me..
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Old January 9, 2023, 11:26 AM   #31
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I get 3050 fps with a 115 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip from my .257R AI. I use H-4831sc I've used that bullet since it was introduced.
It does what I want it to do. I'm not even curious to try anything else. Accurate, good BC, put it inside the ribcage and it kills well.

Note I have a 1 in 10 twist.

Its not a 25-06 but its not far off.
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Old January 9, 2023, 05:59 PM   #32
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.25 90gr. bthp

Sierra lists a 90 gr bthp, but every source I check, including Sierra, states out of stock or not currently available.......like so many other products these days.

I'm not sure if that means "no longer available, or not available at this time". The 25-06 case has a lot of powder capacity, but driven to no more than 3000 fps at the muzzle, I'd bet it'd do fine on deer.
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Old January 10, 2023, 11:09 AM   #33
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Stick with a good 117-120 gr bullet. Light bullets will have a much greater chance of ruining a lot of meat. 87 is much to light for the 06, better for the 250, 25-35, etc.
I have a quantity of Hornady 120 HP Flat Base that I used to load with IMR 4831, very deadly. Can't remember if they are Interlocks or not.
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