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Why 25-06 for Long Range?

 
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:07 PM
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Why 25-06 for Long Range?

Why 25-06 for long range hunting and not .270 or 30-06? Savage's new Long Range hunter is offered in 25-06 but not .270 0r 30-06. Guys like Best of the West and Graybull use to offer setups in 25-06...??? Why is it "better" than .270 or 30-06??? -thanks!
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:28 PM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

I would take a 30-06 with a high BC berger or amax any day over a 25-06.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

Probably because the 25 kills everything in sight and the 30-06 is good at crippling.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:55 PM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

They sell it because it's one of the most popuilar 25 cal's and a lot of people like the 25 cal. It's a very good long range killer. They sell the .300 wsm to cover 30 cal, which is obviously better than the '06.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:10 PM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

chadster,
I don't think Savage is trying to say that the .25-06 is better for long range than either the .270 or .30-06. They know the merits of both of these cartridges and are probably only trying to market what their research shows to sell the best. JohnnyK.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:25 AM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

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chadster,
I don't think Savage is trying to say that the .25-06 is better for long range than either the .270 or .30-06. They know the merits of both of these cartridges and are probably only trying to market what their research shows to sell the best. JohnnyK.
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I would not choose any of the three calibers for a long range rig. The 6.5mm and 7mm calibers are much better and for the 30calibers, there are far better cartridges than the '06
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:42 PM
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Re: Why 25-06 for Long Range?

Although the 25-06 does not have that many good high BC bullets it does have less recoil and some people need to have a gun that does not recoil too much for them. Like the two other people said its mostly about sales but they do have in their LRH models the .308, .300 WSM, 6.5x284, 7mm, 300 Win Mag. What other caliber would you like to see besides the 25-06?
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