Been looking for awhile now & have 2 rifles in my mind a Tikka-3 or a T/C Venture. Does a 25-06 really need a 24'' barrel to get all the proformance the 25 has to offer? & what do Ya'll think about these 2 rifles ? Thanks Guys.
IMO, yes the 25-06 needs a 24" barrel to get what it's capable of.
26" barrel will give better than expected in my experience.
I've had two, still got one of them. The first had a 26 and I was getting about 100-150'/sec faster than the reloading book said I should. The current one has 24 and velocities are right where the book and ammo boxes say it should be.
I don't know anything about the particular rifles you mention though, sorry.
I will also agree that the 25-06 needs at least a 24" barrel and a 26" is better. Been shooting the 25-06 for a loooooooog time and as a deer rifle it is very hard to beat in my book. 117 Sierra @ 3000 or so fps is a real deer killer.
Well to answer both questions yes the 25-06 does better with a 24" barrel and best with a 26", 28" is not necessary unless you go to a 25-06AI or 25 Gibbs then its still not really worth it. As for the rifles you asked about, go for the T3, the new tikkas are super accurate, and why would you want a rifle that's 51% owned by a company that became known for there revolvers, yes T/C is majority owned by Smith and Wesson.
Hello guys, as far as barrel length is concerned can any one actually show that any lengths over 100 caliber are of any demonstrateable advantage with out the length becoming a bigger disadvantage. ( actual installed length)
Hey bud why don't you look at it in this prospective, see more than one picture. When you have a certain cartridge, for instance the 25 Gibbs the biggest I mentioned earlier it will hold around 72grns powder to the top of the neck about 65 usable, going through a 1/4 bore you will get about 10-12"s of powder flash( the distance that the charge is still pushing) then the bullet starts to stablize and glides out smoothly, when you start having longer barrels that obviously have more rifling in turn that's more drag but no more powder to get the extra push. Simple science bud, they call it friction.