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Old 11-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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25-06 velocity?

I haven't shot my 25-06 over a chronograph yet but my question is why do most manuals list a 117-120 gr bullet going 150+/- fps slower than 130 gr bullet out of a 270 win.? Has anyone confirmed this with identical length barrels?
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: 25-06 velocity?

Also, is the cartridge capacity really that much smaller? The max load shows to be less than the starting load for 270 win.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: 25-06 velocity?

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Also, is the cartridge capacity really that much smaller? The max load shows to be less than the starting load for 270 win.
There is NO difference in USEABLE case capacity as they are identical except for the neck. I don't know what the manuals say, but I shot a 25-06 for many years and it is possible to get near 3100' with a 24" barrel and the 117's. I'm pretty sure that a 270 won't make 3250' with 130's.......Rich
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:13 PM
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Re: 25-06 velocity?

well thats what i was thinking also
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Re: 25-06 velocity?

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There is NO difference in USEABLE case capacity as they are identical except for the neck. I don't know what the manuals say, but I shot a 25-06 for many years and it is possible to get near 3100' with a 24" barrel and the 117's. I'm pretty sure that a 270 won't make 3250' with 130's.......Rich
I just got a few manuals out and it depends a lot on which one you look at. It's true that the 270 will probably be 100' faster (avg) but bear in mind that you have a larger base on the bullet which gives you velocity at the muzzle but the b.c. is lower and you lose it quite quickly......Rich
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Re: 25-06 velocity?

But the BC's I've seen in standard hunting loads aren't that different between the two, and sometimes actually favor the .270 caliber projectile in respective bullet weights (comparing 100-110gr .25 cal to 130gr .270 cal, and 115-120gr .25 cal to 150gr .270 cal)

I've been racking my brain for the past couple years wondering why so many people consider the 25-06 to be a "long range" round and not giving the nod to a .270. It seems to me that the argument for the 25-06 is strictly anecdotal.

Not to knock the 25-06, because I really would like one because of the light recoil and the relatively flat shooting charactaristics out to 5-600yds, but the .270 trumps it with some of the loads available for it now.
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But the BC's I've seen in standard hunting loads aren't that different between the two, and sometimes actually favor the .270 caliber projectile in respective bullet weights (comparing 100-110gr .25 cal to 130gr .270 cal, and 115-120gr .25 cal to 150gr .270 cal)

I've been racking my brain for the past couple years wondering why so many people consider the 25-06 to be a "long range" round and not giving the nod to a .270. It seems to me that the argument for the 25-06 is strictly anecdotal.

Not to knock the 25-06, because I really would like one because of the light recoil and the relatively flat shooting charactaristics out to 5-600yds, but the .270 trumps it with some of the loads available for it now.
I agree but he was comparing 120's to 130's........Rich
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