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Need Something Between 6mm and 270

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Unread 03-27-2007, 07:20 PM
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Need Something Between 6mm and 270

I have a 25-06 built on a Win. model 70 pre64 reciever with a 26" Douglas barrel that just shoots lights out bottom line. My partner Mikie/Tx will testify to that also.

Problem is, is that when the smith was reaming out for the chamber, the reamer broke and gouged the sidewall to where when a round is fired it leaves a bulge on the case down where it head spaces. I can't full length size the cases down past the bulge without setting the shoulder back and quite frankly this has had a sour taste in my mouth since he finished it. I told him I know S..t happens, why dont't you go in half, or knock half the cost off the job and lets get another pipe. Well he wouldn't budge and said it's still in SAMI specs. Like I said, that dam thing shoots, but it's not right and I'm not happy. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

Anyhow, enough bout my bad luck. What I was wanting some feed back from yall ss I would like a 25 caliber round, but still use my standard 06 bolt face. Like say: 25-06ai,25-284. Which would give the best overall performance with bullets from 100-125.

Tim
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    Unread 03-27-2007, 07:50 PM
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    Well, I wouldn't want this to be an easy decision so I will just mention that Richard Graves makes some very pretty 130 grain and 142 grain RBBT bullets. Just think about one of those flying through the air at about 3100 fps. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I wonder how much powder it would take to get one going that fast. I bet about 55 grains of RL-22 would do it in a 28 inch barrel.

    Hmmmmm, lets see what twist will we need?
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    Unread 03-27-2007, 09:04 PM
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    I would go with the 25-284. That is if you can find a smith that is willing to ream the existing chamber. Lots of them don't like doing it. I think this way is the only way to go so that you don't lose to much barrel length.
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    Get a new gunsmith!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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    Unread 03-27-2007, 11:13 PM
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    Ask him to show you the SAAMI spec sheet in the "book"... I have all the SAAMI references, and there are NO chambers that spec with a bulge in them

    Take him to small claims court - cost you about $30 and you will get all your money back.

    Wouldn't hurt to post his name around the web either, so others don't get stuck like that.

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    Unread 03-28-2007, 06:00 AM
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    Tim Tx, I suggest go with the 25/06AI as it has about 5 grains more capacity than the 25/284. This would be an advantage if you want to shoot the heavier bullets.

    My 25/06AI with a 24 inch 10 twist barrel produces 3,580 fps with the 100 grain Nosler BT, 3275 fps with 115 Nosler BT, 3,225 fps with Wildcat 125 grain ULD, 3,150 fps with Wildcat 130 grain FBBCHP, 3,050 fps with Wildcat 142 ULD, and 2,830 fps with Wildcat 156 grain ULD.

    My 10 twist barrel stabilises and shoots accurately the 125 and 130 grain Wildcats, but as anticipated the 142 and 156 grain bullets keyholed into the target.

    My 7 twist barrel in 257Weatherby, stabilises and shoots the 156 grain bullet accurately.

    Hope the above helps. Brian.
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    Unread 03-28-2007, 11:29 AM
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    Re: Need Something Between 6mm and 270

    Brian, how do the 125's and the 130's do at 500yds in the 10 twist. Are they keyholin at that range.

    Tim
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