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Old 12-18-2010, 04:32 PM
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savage 111 25-06

My question is I would like to get a savage 111 long range hunter but it doesn't come in a 30-06. I know the 30-06 is not the first choice for long range hunting, but I live in upstate New York and 500 yrds would be a long ways out. I was just wondering that since the 25-06 is a necked down 30-06 how hard would it be to convert it to a 30-06. If it can, what would I have to do to convert it. Thank You for your time Chris


Just in case someone is wondering why a 30-06. I just feel you can't go wrong with a 30-06!
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:21 PM
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Re: savage 111 25-06

That would be a very easy conversion. All you need to do is get a 30-06 barrel, a set of go/no go guages, a barrel nut wrench, and a barrel vice. Loosen the barrel nut, remove the 25-06 barrel, install and headspace the 30-06 barrel with the guages, and re tighten the barrel nut. I would recommend upgrading your recoil lug while you have the barrel off.

If its something you not comfortable doing I'm sure you could find a gunsmith that would do it without costing you a fortune.

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Old 12-18-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: savage 111 25-06

That makes me happy I just love the 30-06

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Re: savage 111 25-06

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That makes me happy I just love the 30-06

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Re: savage 111 25-06

You got some really great advice...I would just add that there are several custom rifle barrel makers that produce prethreaded and chambered barrels for Savage rifles. Two off them off the top of my head are Shilen and McGowen.

Good Luck...The fun part of the Savage system is the ability to switch barrels relatively easily.

Wayne
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Re: savage 111 25-06

I agree with the other replies, but would add one thing that you may or may not have considered...

30-06 is tried and true.

But, 25-06 is a pretty good cartridge in its own right. You might want to shoot it first as a benchmark just in case you ever think about putting it back on.

Hornady, Winchester, and Federal all make some pretty good ammo and I think the 115 Berger VLD is tough to beat if you handload.

Best of luck!
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Re: savage 111 25-06

I have a Savage 110FP in 25-06. That rifle may very well be the most accurate one I own, and it cost me the least. I happened to purchase it early this fall when looking for a smaller caliber rifle I might use on coyotes, antelope or deer. When sighting it in I shot a cloverleaf 3 shot group at 200 yards using Federal Fusion ammo, and my son took a nice doe with it shortly thereafter.

If you're "only" going hunting in NY for deer, consider trying the 25-06 before going through the expense of the barrel swap. In the right conditions the 25-06 with a 120gr Nosler Parition is used for elk, so deer should not be a problem.

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