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what can you tell me about the 25-06AI

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Re: what can you tell me about the 25-06AI

well i am a huge fan of the 25-06..i realize it doesn't have the bc of the 6.5's or 7mm's..but out to 400 yds it's pure murder on deer..with light recoil...i guess i'm still wondering...plain and simple...will improving the 25-06 comparing same barrel length...comparing apples with apples...yield at least 100fps gain over the standard round.
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    speaking of brass for the ai what do you feel is the best route standard 25-06 brass or 3006 and neck down?
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    well i am a huge fan of the 25-06..i realize it doesn't have the bc of the 6.5's or 7mm's..but out to 400 yds it's pure murder on deer..with light recoil...i guess i'm still wondering...plain and simple...will improving the 25-06 comparing same barrel length...comparing apples with apples...yield at least 100fps gain over the standard round.
    Short answer yes, if your barrel is 24" or longer. It sure worked for me & my brother's Sendero as well.
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    I have a 25-06 AI in a NEF. I have completely gone through it. I do the triggers, glass bed with aluminum fore end stud and a Gentry quiet brake. I can almost see through my shot. 26 inch barrel. I shoot 110 gr Nosler Accubonds at 3600 fps, can get 3800 but have pressure signs. I have chronograph, these are not guess velocities. 1.6 high@ 100yds, 2.35 high@200, zeroed at 300, 5.85 low at 400. I use it for antelope and deer, when i hunt in montana. CCI BR- 2 primers, i fireformed brass from 280, some fireforming took me three trys but results are excellent even starting with a low end rifle. 51.6 gr. IMR 4350. I have been testing the Ramshot powders in most of my calibers due to their performance with varying temperatures.
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    Lifelong 25-06 fan. When it was time to rebarrel I almost went with a .280 ackley to move to the higher bc bullets. I went with the 25-06 ackley and 110 accubonds. With a 25.5" Lilja 3 groove I get 3500 fps with RL17 and consistently shoot 1 1/2" at 300 yards. I shot a mature Muley buck this year at 620 yards. Broke the shoulder on the way in and exited behind the far shoulder.
    In my 25-06 I was running 100 grain bullets at 3400 fps with rl22 and 3200 with 110 accubonds and h4831sc in a 24" factory Remington barrel and 3300 fps with retumbo and accubonds.
    If a guy is building a custom or rebarreling I don't see a drawback. I'm sure some of my velocity inrease was due to a barrel that was 1.5" longer and the use of rl17,but increased powder capacity never hurts.
    Run the numbers on a 110 accubond at 3450 and a 115 Berger at 3400 and I think you'll like what you see, especially considering recoil is still very mild.
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    Re: what can you tell me about the 25-06AI

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    In my 25-06 I was running 100 grain bullets at 3400 fps with rl22 and 3200 with 110 accubonds and h4831sc in a 24" factory Remington barrel and 3300 fps with retumbo and accubonds.
    Have you tried a load in that 25-06 AI with 100gr bullets? What 100 gr bullets were you using before the re-barrel? Thanks.

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    Re: what can you tell me about the 25-06AI

    Sorry, haven't run 100 grainers in my 25-06ai. I was running Nosler ballistic tips and 100 Barnes tsx and ttsx in the standard 25-06.
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