Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 59

Thread: Would you use a 25-06 for Moose?

  1. #1
    Borderline Spammer

    User Info Menu

    Default Would you use a 25-06 for Moose?

    I'm in the market for a back up gun for moose hunting and stopped in at a shop today to look at the savage Axis in a 270win. There were none in stock and I was told a 25-06 would also do, would this not be a little light for moose? Opinions appreciated. I already have a 308, so with a 270 I could also use it for coyote.

  2. # ADS
    Advertisement
    ADVERTISEMENT
     

  3. #2
    Has too much time on their hands

    User Info Menu

    Default

    No problem with the 2506 for moose .shoot them in the ribs and down thy go. Dutch

  4. #3
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    With a quality 120 grain bullet it can do the job. Is it the best choice? The .270 is better. I think the shop is just trying to sell you what he has which I find a bit distasteful. The 2506 is a great round but wouldn't be what I chose to hunt moose.

  5. #4
    Has too much time on their hands

    User Info Menu

    Default

    With a 120 gr Nosler Partition or similar bullet no problem. Just shoot for the heart/lungs. No rear-end shots!
    Member of the National Firearms Association (NFA).

  6. #5
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Wouldnt be my first choice, but it can be done. My concern would be ammo availability, and price.

  7. #6
    Needs a new keyboard

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    With a quality 120 grain bullet it can do the job. Is it the best choice? The .270 is better. I think the shop is just trying to sell you what he has which I find a bit distasteful. The 2506 is a great round but wouldn't be what I chose to hunt moose.
    Absolutely. I have a couple of .257 Roberts rifles, so a couple hundred fps slower than the .25-06. If I go moose hunting, I will reach for my .280 Remington....but if the .257 was all I had, I would confidently expect it to kill moose. I would prefer that it be loaded with a 120 Partition or a Barnes bullet or a 120-grain Swift A-Frame. The .270 Winchester is really quite similar to the .25-06; its standard load is just a 10-grains heavier bullet at close to the same velocity. The BIG advantage is the availability of 140-grain and 150-grain loads.
    I've posted the story before about my great-grandfather having twice killed moose with one shot, at 200+ yards, with a .38-55 Winchester, not a very powerful rifle at that range. But....he was familiar with the gun, and shot at undisturbed, broadside moose from a good rest. Really, that does more to boost clean, quick kills than cartridge power. But heck, you know that already.

    The .270 is a bigger seller than the .25-06.....I'm sure the next gun shop you go to will have one.
    Last edited by Kilo Charlie; February 2nd, 2014 at 06:45 PM.

  8. #7
    Needs a new keyboard

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Anyone making a 'rear end shot' , shouldn't be shooting even a .300 win.mag. IMHO

  9. #8
    Apprentice

    User Info Menu

    Default

    It will do the job but would not be my first second or third choice.

  10. #9
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Not something I would hunt Moose with.
    Woody

    Nothing is more certain than an extremist's hatred of compromise

  11. #10
    Just starting out

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Possible yes...ethical no...you have a great moose gun already...buy yourself a nice varmint gun and be done with it...take a shotty with slugs as a moose backup

Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •