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#1 gab909

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

The question is, would you go after a hog with a 25-06 pushing a 100 gr Barnes pill. It is loaded 1/2 gr under max with RL22 (54.5 gr). I don't have the FPS info right now, but every other thing I have ever shot, never asked me how fast that bullet was traveling. Decently placed, should it drop a decent sized hog or do I leave it at home and take the 30-06 for the wife and my 7mm Weatherby Mag?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

I was turkey hunting and it was going real bad so I switched over to hog. All I had was a 25-06 . I spotted a heard at about 125 yards, took a good rest and dropped a 205 lb. hog dead in his tracks. It's all about shot placement.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

120 grn Swift A Frame for hogs........

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

If I do go pigging, it would be in the Condor Zone (lead free) Vandenberg, and the wife would be shooting the 25-06 so I don't have to worry about shot placement. She is deadly with the rifle, not so deady with the scattergun. Hence the walks back to the truck for more bullets at Wister.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

25-06 will do just fine. I am a big fan of the calibers in the 6mm, .257, & 6.5mm range.
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