.25-06 & .57wtby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tnhunter211984, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. tnhunter211984

    tnhunter211984 Well-Known Member

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    Seen and heard the funniest thing today. Two grown men argueing to the point of fighting to which gun was better.. A few of us stuck our nose in it and stated both will kill so why does it matter. boy did we get a look.. i ment .25-06 & .257wtby
     

  2. Smoak352

    Smoak352 Well-Known Member

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    I think there is an article here that states "100fps more but with 40% more powder" no thanks! I will take the 25-06
     

  3. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    sorry to burst any bubbles but i own two of each and loaded optimaly the 257 outpaces the 2506 by substantialy more then a 100fps.
     
  4. Cornfield Flats

    Cornfield Flats Active Member

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    I've shot both a lot and have to agree with the last comment.
     
  5. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    I own both. The biggest problem with the Roy is finding bullets that can hold up to what this bad boy can dish out. Not a problem with my 25-06.. That being said, no way would I give up my 25-06. just too much fun to shoot. However if I had to choose between the two as my "go to" gun......the Roy reigns far supreme!
     
  6. Hiline89

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    Load the Roy with 100 gr tipped triple shocks!! Great from point blank to 600 in my experience !
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    3400 fps from my 26" Sendero 25-06 with RL-17 pushing 115 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Never owned a Roy and I'm sure it's a great round, but with that kind of performance I'll stick with the 25-06, considering components, dies, etc.

    Mark
     
  8. mrultramag

    mrultramag Well-Known Member

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    3400 from a 115 in the quarter 06 is cookin! I dont even get that from 100's and 24 in bbl... haven't Ran 17 though...
     
  9. Hiline89

    Hiline89 Active Member

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    3400 sounds a little optimistic to me! I can buy 2 vanguards for the price of 1 sendero! Both mine shoot sub moa:)
     
  10. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    you either have a faulty chrono or are loading to a pressure level so high you sure wouldnt get me to pull the trigger on that bomb! Even 3200 with that same bullet is pushing it using a recipe out of a loading manual.
     
  11. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    3400 does sound high. I to have owned both both great rounds. That being said the Roy is much. better IMO. Yes more expensive to shoot, but so what. I bought it for the performance no other reason. Ite not something I put lots of rounds through. If it was my only rifle i would w..ant the 25-06. Both are awsome rounds cant believe people get fighting mad about it.
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Here we go.... The chrony is not faulty and the load is quite safe. I have fired a lot of those rounds and it's just fine. Took a nice buck antelope with one too and as far as I know there are no recopies for that load in any manual.
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about the purpose of your comment, but I'm a big Vanguard fan as far as factory rifles go. I bought my Sendero used for a very good price and have shot a lot of sub 1/2 MOA groups from it.
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    3400 is very high compared to most other loads in the 25-06. It's also out of a 26" barrel. As for which one is better... I guess it depends ones perspective. And I agree, not worth fighting over.