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Old 02-24-2008, 08:42 AM
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Thoughts on a 25-06?

What are your thoughts on a 25-06 rem.I'd use it for varmints too deer.Are the bc of the bullets good for some long range hunting and shooting? Is the caliber accurate?Are the bullets readily available?Any thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:33 AM
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I have been shooting my 25-06 a lot this past year. I am shooting a T/C Encore with a 28" Pro Hunter bbl. It has been really accurate. I just started hand loading for it. Berger makes a bullet with wonderful BC. I have used others and I have really been impressed with how accurate it is. I have only shot it out to 300 yards so keep that in mind. I dont know how the round will act beyond that yet.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:54 AM
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I've owned a 25-06 barrel and am now on a 25-06A.I barrel. I can't complain about its preformance. I use it mostly for varmints and varmint matches, target practice, although I have shot close range deer with it.

From my perspective, I probably wouldn't shoot a deer past 600 yards with it. So I would call it a mid range deer gun.

Long range varmints I have shot past 700 yards, and with the right bullets and scope you can kill them past 1200 yards.

Supposedly Berger is making some 125 VLD bullets later this year for the .257 caliber, I'm waiting on the edge of my seat.

I am building a 6mm Dasher, just because the long range bullet selection will be better varmints. I can fully dedicate my 25-06 IMP to a big game rifle.

Overall, the 25-06 has a better selection of big game bullets than the 6mm caliber.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:50 PM
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Thanks guys for the input.I've been doing a little looking and savage offers the fp110 ,long action,heavy barrel in 25-06. Thats kindy looking at right know at this point.What kind of twist rate do es the barrel need for the 125gr bergers? Thaks for the input keep it coming.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:00 PM
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I honestly don't know anything more about these bullets than what Eric S. of Berger announced on 6mmbr. I was hoping they would stabilize in a 1-10". I have heard of people shooting the 130 grain Wildcat bullets out of the 25-06 in a 1-10".
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:11 PM
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if berger is going to bring out a 125 in 25 cal. you will need to probably have a 1-9 twist. it takes a 1-10 twist for the 115 bergers...
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:17 PM
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There are bullets up to 150 grains available if you get the right twist for them.
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