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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:06 PM
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.25-06

I currently have a stock Stevens 200 in .25-06 that will shoot 110gr Accubonds with 57gr of Retumbo under 3/4" at 100 yards. All I have done to it is shave away some of the plastic stock that was touching the barrel.

I have always wanted to get a Sendero in .25-06.

I am wondering if I should buy a Sendero outright. Or should I get a SPS and build one of my own? What would you guys recommend.

I have thought about just keeping my Stevens. If I did, I would want to put a more heavy duty stock on it, and I am having trouble finding one for it.

Do you guys think I should just stick with my Stevens or go the Semi-custom/Custom route?

I ultimately want a consistant 500-600 yard coyote/deer gun and I love the .25-06 round.

Sorry for all the questions I just have a lot of questions and I have been looking for different opinions for what I am thinking of doing.
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    Unread 11-06-2008, 11:38 PM
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    Re: .25-06

    well i'd say since u like the caliber and it shoots well enough for the range you're talking about that i'd keep it and just get more practice with it as is, maybe invest in a trigger if u need it or something. but i dont know how much practice u have long range hunting and shooting, but i think its good to just start with a factory rifle that shoots well to start like i've done.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 12:06 AM
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    Re: .25-06

    If I keep my Stevens I will definately get the trigger from Sharp Shooters Supply. If I can find a good aftermarket stock for it also, I will definately keep it.

    The main reason I have thought about the Remington is that I have always liked Remingtons and you can get stuff for them everywhere.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 03:23 AM
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    Re: .25-06

    Do some shooting at 500 - 600 yards with your current rifle before you give up on it. Just might surprise you! I was ringing the gong regularly at 466 yards a couple of days ago with my .25-06 Rem 700 CDL. Just a factory built, skinny barrel sporter rifle...

    Typically those Savage/Stevens rifles shoot rather well.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 11:05 AM
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    Re: .25-06

    yep my factory savage 243 skinny bbl shoots great, got it in the gun photo forum. i've shot it on out to 850y, dont underestimate a rifle. you said it shoots 3/4" at 100, mine does, thats enough accuracy to get to 600y easy.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 04:47 PM
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    Re: .25-06

    Thanks guys, I will give the Stevens a better workout and see how it does.
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    Unread 11-09-2008, 02:19 AM
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    Re: .25-06

    I know Tikka makes a very accurate .25-06. the Tikka T3 (Hunter, esp) has a great trigger, as well as a very well-balanced stock/barrel combo.

    (Hi folks, first post. woo)
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