25-06 barrel length and twist rate
I have been looking at Tikka T3 rifles and I´m thinking of buying one in 25-05 Rem. The stainless varmint type looks good to me and I like the things that I have read about this caliber. One thing bothers me though and that’s the barrel length. How does the 23 ¾” and 1/10” twist barrel handle those bullets in 25-06 (from 75gr. and up)? Someone told me that for 25-06 a 24” barrel is minimum (not much different though). Well I don’t know this caliber and do not have any experience in long range shooting so I would be thankful if anyone could give me some tips and tell me if 25-06 is the way to go. I want something flat, hard hitting that would be a good medicine for varmints and deer.
Greetings from Iceland, Tarfur