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25-06 Ackley Improved

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:49 PM
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Azbroncfan, if I were you, I would build a 6x284 for the following reaons;

1. Lapua Brass
2. Better bullet selection
3. No fireforming

I guess it also depends on what bullets you want to shoot. The 6x284 with a 30", 1-12 twist barrel will push a 75grn V-Max at 3950fps, the 87grn V-Max at 3750fps.

If you go with the 1-10 twist barrel, the 6x284 will shoot the 87grn V-Max very well and it will shoot the 105 and 107grn bullets well too. The 6x284, with a 30" 1-8 twist barrel barrel, will push a 105 and 107grn bullets at around 3450 to 3500fps.

The 25-06 AI is a good cartridge too, however, you have to do a bunch of brass prep and fireforming in order to get what you want out of it. I don't think all the case prep and fireforming is worth it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:09 AM
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The 257Wby in a 30" barrel is a thing to behold.

100 grain bullets at 3950.
75-85 grain bullets at 4100+

If target bullets are your thing, Berger and Wildcat has a few VLD offerings in .257"
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:59 PM
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The 25-06 AI is a good cartridge too, however, you have to do a bunch of brass prep and fireforming in order to get what you want out of it. I don't think all the case prep and fireforming is worth it.

Whats so hard about shooting full strength 25-06 Rem. loads with bullets seated long, while shooting targets, varmints and rocks etc.? Huh? I use Norma brass, yeah some say its soft. I have shot this brass over a year now, I have bumped the shoulders once. What case prep.

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:05 PM
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Nothing. I don't even do that for my 25-06AI. I found I do need to trim my brass for length a bit shorter than spec but after that I load full strength improved loads and go hunting. My chamber has the perfect .004" crush fit so I seat just off the rifling or to the magazine box or with 75 grain bullets I only seat .150" into the case then go hunting/shooting.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:37 PM
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For those interested. Here's some of my long range fun with my 25-06 Ackley Imp. this year so far. I have posted links since my posting rules at the bottom of this page says I "may not post attachments" .

These groups were all fired with the 100 grain Sierra Matchking @ 3300 fps. Imr-4350.

This was fired at a Baker,Oregon non-sactioned match, group 8.5"
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...g?t=1195101520

This was just practice(by myself, no spotter), consist of 2-3shot groups 2 out of the orange (not by far) http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...g?t=1195101580

This was my first 1000 yard group with the gun, which happened to be the first day of the year. http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...g?t=1195101646

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:11 AM
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Attachments are uncool. They require you to click to see the pictures. They use them over at 24hr. I don't like them. Links are almost as bad. Why not just post the pictures directly? You can use the code. [img]picture url here with no spaces[/img] to show your pictures directly.

I'd like to see your rifle. The groups are pretty fair considering the distances.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:21 PM
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Here's a rockchuck shot at 535 yrds with my 87 grain load, little windy and it took me three close shots and a not so smart rockchuck. Pictured with my rifle, A Remington 700 Sendero. Factory trigger and stock. Barrel a Lilja.



Here is one of my summer shooting spots above Lagrande with my 25-06ackley pictured.



I tried the [img] thing [/img] with no spaces and still posted links, sorry not that great with computers.

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