Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
HootTooten

25-06 for Yotes?

8 posts in this topic

I would like to get into this yote hunting. With out spending the $ of a smalled calliber gun. Anyone else using a Rem. 700 25-06 on the dogs? What would you suggest for a load? I am replacing the scope on it this year for a VX-II 4-12x40. I'm hopeing/thinking that 250 yards should be no poblem.

Anyother gear that is "a must have" for the new guy?

Thanks for your time and comments!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will work fine, I load my cousin 87gr softpoints and 75gr v-max. It isn't the most fur friendly but if you want them dead that will do it. You should be able to shoot them alot farther than 250yds with your rifle. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 25-06 but can't get light loads to shoot good, but my coyote hunting buddy has a H&R 25-06 and it shoots light 75 grain v-max great. He payed under $300 for it. As far a fur damage it varys with shot place and distance. Most of the time damage isn't to bad, but we called a small male in last winter to about 15 yards and he shot it in the chest and it was messy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the exact gun I have, down to the scope. It shoots extremely well with 80 gr, not sure what bullet it is as my uncle handloads 'em for me. I mostly shoot 115s since almost all i use it for is deer, but I've used it out in nebraska a little for prairie dogs, and it had no problem reaching out to 400 yards with that setup, being zeroed at 200.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Other must have gear would include a bipod or shooting sticks, it will make a long shot much easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! Suppose the true test is to just pony up and buy a couple different boxes of bullets and test them out out of MY gun. But, this gives me some ideas and a good starting point.

PEDER...gusse I'm going to buy some sticks too. Thanks!

So. Doug what bullet do you shoot then?

Ideas on a great call???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would definately look at hornady ammo for sure. every gun I have shoots it very well.

Shooting sticks are great, just don't leave them in the car like I do once in a while......

the closed reed calls are the easiest to use and have called in many many coyotes over the years in many different situations. Open reed calls have probably called in just as many.

The circe calls are a good closed reed call, you can't go wrong with a tally ho for the open reed.

Get a video or two and watch how they are calling and what it sounds like. It is a great way to get started, at least that is how I got started.....

good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shoot barnes triple shock x bullets in my ruger 25-06 and they shoots great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I would say your results speak for themselves, we often do things that don't make sense or trade short term gain for long term trouble. Nature does things for a reason that we often don't understand, why try to fix what isn't broken?
    • Two charter boats. (11 people) Fishing was very slow last Sunday afternoon (8), but we did really well on Monday morning (43). Due to bad luck drawing cards, neither Mrs Duff or I touched a rod on Sunday. She went 5 for 5 on Monday. That's fishing for ya though. And true fishermen understand that.   Some real nice fish this year, good luck to those that make it out there.      
    • And no, it does not have some sort of virus. They are calling it a phishing site and it is not. It competes with Google adsense so it make sense for Google to be sloppy in their algorithm.
    • Great storytelling with pictures on a portion of your life experiences in the  great outdoors.  Thanks for sharing Len.  
    • Len - This was a very nice article.  I enjoyed your writing style.  Take care.
    • I am going to pick up a box to pattern against what I am shooting now. Here is my question. They are available in both 1 3/4 oz. shot and 1 7/8 oz. shot in 12 gauge. In a 3" 12 gauge #5 shot shell, that comes out to a 21 pellet difference. The velocity for 1 3/4 is 1200 fps, for 1 7/8 is 1080. At 20 yards it would make very little difference, but say at 45 yards would you rather have the extra 21 pellets or the added velocity? I suppose the answer is to buy both and pattern them, but I am curious as to the thoughts of the folks on this board. Thanks
    • I was looking to get an otter XT pro cabin this winter, I was wondering of anyone on here has an otter in the pro platform and how they like the extra insulated walls. Does it seem bulky? Too warm on above 0 days? I wouldn't mind just the normal cabin but they only offer it with a bench it seems but having the extra insulation may be nice to have for those cold days here and there. 
    • Thank You for the very interesting and enjoyable morning read
  • Our Sponsors