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Unread 12-16-2012, 11:58 AM
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Re: 25-06 or 308

Does any one know what to expect out of the new Rem 700 barrels ? The one on my gun is just a standard sporter 24in SS. I have been told that the new barrels may not be as accurate as the older models. I would really rather not have to re barrel a brand new gun.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 02:06 PM
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Re: 25-06 or 308

I have both a 25-06 and 308 both in Rem700s, the 308 is a new sps-v and the 25-06 is an older 70's model 700 that is incredibly accurate with 117gr sierras. The plan was to build the 25-06 but i couldnt justify messing with it because of how accurate it shoots. As for 400 yard shots the 25-06's velocity makes it simple, with a 200 yd zero (which is what i use) you can figure about 15-20" of drop depending on your bullet. Out of all the deer ive taken with the 25, from 30 yards out to 468 only one has taken a step. I got the 308 for a strictly long range build and left the 25-06 alone for a carry gun.... for now, in the future i think it will be wearing a 25" varmint contour fluted barrel and a new stock but we'll see how the 308 works out
Remington 700s.... only
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Unread 12-16-2012, 03:05 PM
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Re: 25-06 or 308

Since it looks like you will be working up a load for the 25-06...

Best factory ammo in my 26-06 is Federal 100gn Barnes Triple-Shock.

Best load is Retumbo with 110 Nosler Accubond. -- The Retumbo gives me the best speed of any power I have tried and speed is important with the 25-06. The Accubond is the most accurate bullet I have used. I discovered this load on the Nosler forum. It is quite popular wit the 25-06 guys on that forum. The load is also listed in the Nosler reloading manual.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: 25-06 or 308

The 25-06 and a .308 will each kill deer to 400 yards. The 25-06 has the advantage of a much flatter trajectory because of its' speed. With the flatter trajectory you can skip compensating for range out to 250+ yards on deer. The 308 has the advantage of match ammunition being available and the potential for throwing heavier bullets.

For me it's 25-06 without question. I've owned a .308 but I own and cary a 25-06. Enough said!
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