Hornady American Whitetail Ammo
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Hornady American Whitetail Ammo
Posted by hugo on 3/2 at 4:39 pm
Anybody tried the new American Whitetail ammo. I'm getting a 25-06 this week and was thinking about trying this ammo out.


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Posted by 4LSU2 on 3/2 at 4:41 pm to hugo
Can't help you with the ammo selection, but every review I've seen on the 25-06 is most excellent. I think you have yourself a damn fine caliber.

What model are you buying?



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Posted by Ice Cream Sammich on 3/2 at 4:43 pm to hugo
No advice but I want pics.


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Posted by hugo on 3/2 at 4:45 pm to 4LSU2
Marlin xl7, I used a buddy's on a hunt this year. Was happy with it, killed a doe. Wanted another rifle as a back up to the Browning 7mm. I have read a lot of good reviews on the gun and for the price it's well worth getting.


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Posted by 4LSU2 on 3/2 at 4:54 pm to hugo





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Posted by hugo on 3/2 at 5:06 pm to 4LSU2
Yep, looks just like it!


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Posted by 4LSU2 on 3/2 at 5:10 pm to hugo
Does it have a bottom drop/ hinged floor plate for shell removal out of the magazine, ALA the 700 BDL? I am looking for a new rifle and this is a requirement for me. I don't want to keep up with a detachable magazine and will not buy a new rifle to bolt every round out of the magazine.

This post was edited on 3/2 at 5:19 pm

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Posted by Ice Cream Sammich on 3/2 at 5:14 pm to 4LSU2
What kind of numbers does a 25-06 make?

Grain, velocity, energy?



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Posted by hugo on 3/3 at 12:28 am to Ice Cream Sammich
The cartridge is capable of propelling a 117 grain (7.6 g) bullet at up to 3200 feet per second (980 m/s) and energy levels up to 2,500 ft·lbf (3,400 J).

Copies from wiki.

To unload you have to use the bolt.





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Posted by faxis on 3/3 at 12:35 am to hugo
I'll tell you this. 125gr Nosler Ballistic tips will stomp a whitetail down like you hit him with a train at 3200 fps. Even if you hit him too far back.


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Posted by Ice Cream Sammich on 3/3 at 12:42 am to faxis
Hugo posted the numbers but I will combine this post.

I am not all that impressed by those numbers, to be honest. Well, for a whitetail, its a perfect round. However, my 165 gain Barnes moves over 3,100 fps but has a muzzle energy of over 3,500. I can use it on cayotes to moose.



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Posted by faxis on 3/3 at 12:55 am to Ice Cream Sammich
No doubt, but for a southern whitetail, that's almost too much weight.


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Posted by Ice Cream Sammich on 3/3 at 12:56 am to faxis
I agree that its on the high end. But I get stupid great groups with it and am sitting on a little over 100 round of it. I dont want to drop down to 150 grain for another season or so. At over $3 a bullet, its hard to throw them on the "one day Ill find you again" shelf.


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Posted by faxis on 3/3 at 1:01 am to Ice Cream Sammich
Oh no doubt. Perfection is about 167 grains as far as ballistic coefficient.

You get one at that weight and shape that's able to do terminal ballistics well enough and you've got the holy grail.



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