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 Just got a .25-06 rifle, and plan to hunt long range Deer, as well as medium size varmint / preditors.

 What power scope will help me fullfill the potential of the .25-06?

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Depends on your budget, but IMO, the optimum power range for a "dual purpose" caliber that is to be used on both big game (deer and up) and smaller targets at longer ranges (varmints) is a 4x14 or so, as long as your budget permits you getting a decent quality scope.  We are probably talking around $300 to $500 or so for a Burris, Leupold, Nikon, Sightron, Weaver or comparable scope in the 4x12 up to 4x16 power range.  If your budget is only up to $200 or so, you should probably limit yourself to a good quality 3x9 power scope, as I don't think you can get a higher power scope that is of sufficient quality at that price point.  There are some very serviceable 3x9's available from the above makers, but you would lose a little on the small target/long range end.  You would not miss anything for big game by being restricted to 9x on the top end.  Just my opinion, others may differ.
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In my humble opinion, as I also own a custom made .25-' 06, I would save your money and get the great scope of your choice.  My personal opinion leans heavily towards the 4-16X50 mm Black Diamond with Ballistic mil dot by Burris.  I have one on my .300 Win mag and would not trade it for anything.  It was worth the $770.00 I paid for it.  And the ballistic aiming points on the vertical reticle really help with those long range shots I occasionally make.  The fact is, that i am going to replace a Leupold Vari X III with one of those Burris Black Diamonds in 4- 16X50mm soon, as soon as I can come up with the cash.

          Or maybe a Euro Diamond made by the same company.  I love them, even though they have the 30mm tube, but they also have the side focus, which in my opinon is a bonus.

           Hope that my opinion helps you in your search.  I have some great loads, for the .25- 06 if you want them.  I guess it would depend on whether you reload or not, huh?

              Good Luck and good pick of a great caliber!

                    Scott

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Scott.

 

How bout sharing those loads for the 25/06?

 

 

Thanks

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