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.25 06 with SHORT barrel...

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:50 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

Appreciate the input guy's..

It sure does shoot straight and is nice & light / easy for carrying through the bush. I suspect the penalty is reduced velocity but the deer don't complain too much about how fast the bullet is going..

I am quite interested to see what speeds we are getting so plan to borrow a Chrony. When I find out I will put up the load data here for interest's sake..

Cheers - George.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:52 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

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Appreciate the input guy's..

It sure does shoot straight and is nice & light / easy for carrying through the bush. I suspect the penalty is reduced velocity but the deer don't complain too much about how fast the bullet is going..

I am quite interested to see what speeds we are getting so plan to borrow a Chrony. When I find out I will put up the load data here for interest's sake..

Cheers - George.

George,


I suspect that you will find ( with Chronograph measurements ) that you are probably equal or somewhat LESS than the velocities of a .257 Roberts.
(which I consider a FINE caliber in the hands of a GOOD shooter.)

HONESTLY...let US know WHAT your results are !

I LIKE the .257 Roberts AND I'm very FOND of the 7X57 Mauser cartridge!
( BOTH PERFORM FAR and ABOVE people's estimates....especially in the hands of a Marksman.....and NOT a LOT of felt recoil in most rifles ! )

Care to guess what caliber has killed the MOST Elephants?
7mm Mauser

But...THAT is another Story.....

Ha-Ha !!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:22 AM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

hey bud, yea pretty short barrell, but you could try some powders even a little faster than 4350. If you have a chronograph, it would help you see whats going on .
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

Having a 257 Roberts Improved. Found RL-15 on light bullets 75-87gr shoots well but the best loads are H4350 and 100 gr bullets with 215 primers. You will l have to work up on your loads
work up .5 and find a sweet spot and refine it which means work on each side of the sweet spot to improve it.....
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:50 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

Digging this up from the past, wondering if the OP might get an email and chime back in. I found myself thinking about building a short truck gun today and an 18" 25-06 came to mind. No way is is practical from an efficiency standpoint. I bet it's a soft shooting gun though that will knock down a 150-200lb Whitetail inside of 400 yds still :-)
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:45 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

My MAIN hunting rifle for many years was a 25-06 Ruger Model 77 Bolt Action with the 26 inch, heavy "Varmint" barrel. VERY ACCURATE !

However....were it ME...planning a "short-barrel" hunting rifle....
I would select the 7 X 57 Mauser. You'll get MORE "knock-down power" and a larger variety of available bullets...and about the same slight recoil.

I don't think a short-barrelled 25-06 makes ANY sense....It defeats the use of the 30-06 case. Might as well be shooting a 250 Savage. WHY burn the extra powder for no increase in performance ?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: .25 06 with SHORT barrel...

Sorry I should have also said that I handload, for 2 30-06s already and finding a good recipe with a faster powder wouldn't be an issue. Factory ammo would absolutely be a waste you're right.
I'm not by any stretch rushing out to do this, just got to thinking about it and found this thread
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