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25-06 varmit gun

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Unread 09-13-2011, 06:52 AM
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Location: ohio
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

ok so now you got me thinking a little. But more along the lines i dont need 2 22-250 with 26 in barrles. And i keep reading how easy it is to swap a barrel on a savage. So i have a model 12 savage in 22-250 And im liking the idea of a 243 or 243ai. Correct me if im wrong but a 243 ai should get a 95-105 grain bullet moving about 3100 or so? So thing is if i do that I would like to keep the barrel around 20-22 in. probly keep it a hevy barrel and have it fluted. So could someone point me in the right direction to get a barrel, head space gauge, and barrel wrench. Also correct me if im wrong again but i should be able to use the same bolt head?

My only other question shoud this be good for a 600 yard ground hog. I am wanting to keep around a 100 grain bullet for two reasons. one we have some big like 70lb + coyotes/coydogs. two i always enjoy the splat factor lol

and i live in ohio so i only get to shoot pd once every couple of years. So its mainly groundhogs and coyotes and i have been looking for a new calling rifle...
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Unread 09-13-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: 25-06 varmit gun

Shanman, I think your on the right track now with a 6mm. I use the 88gr Berger FB HIGH BC Varmint for coyotes. The jacket is thin enough that I don't get 1 hole pass throughs but thick enough that a shoulder won't stop it. I bet it would be a great chuck bullet too. 70gr Nosler BT's get the go head for PD's and deer sized game gets the 95gr VLD. Not really sure if you would need to shoot the bigger 6mm's to be effective.

Can't help you on the savage build stuff since I am not a savage guy. Any of the top barrel builders would be fine. I would go with a 24" to get the most out of the round, you defeat the purpose of the AI in a short barrel. Good Luck

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