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    Anybody Hunting Deer with a 25-303?

    I'd like to use mine with 100gr bullets but have only experience with it on goats and it worked well enough on them. I do have a perfectly good 303 or two but I like the 25-303 (mine is a Lithgow with a long barrel and is pretty damn accurate).

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    No reason why this wont take deer for you so long as you do your part with good shot placement.


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    it was Very popular caliber in oz some time ago, deer and roos fell to the caliber quite often. performance would be similar to 25/06 wouldnt it.

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    Performance is between the 250 Savage and the 258 Roberts (which are very close). A 100gr bullet would do at least 2800fps although I expect closer to 2900fps. I'm loading to as much pressure as I think is good for the gun and cases but need to chronograph them to know what it's doing. I won't be going any higher - it is what it is. It gets 3000fps plus with 87gr bullets (possibly 3100fps).

    I enjoyed using mine for the time that was using it and now want to fit a new suppressor (one that works and is shorter and lighter) and start using it again. I've never shot a big red with it and I'm rather unsure although I've seen what fast and light bullets do on red deer and I've heard what 243's do. I might confine it fallow until I gain confidence in it (and my ability to place my shots correctly).
    Last edited by 303Guy; 23-12-2013 at 10:07 PM.

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    you should have not trouble with that calibre, I've used calibres from 3006 to 223 on deer and only use my 223 now. I would of shot will over 200 deer with a 223 now and have not lost a single deer and that incudes a big hybrid stag that had escaped from a farm I used to hunt on into the bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    it was Very popular caliber in oz some time ago, deer and roos fell to the caliber quite often. performance would be similar to 25/06 wouldnt it.
    Not even close. A similar comparason would be 7m08 to 7m Rem mag. 25-303 with 100gn Seirra GK would be adequate for most hunting out to 250yds, anything more gets tricky with regards to drift/drop and shot placement depending on animal size



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