.25-06

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bigswedegml, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Bigswedegml

    Bigswedegml Active Member

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    I currently have a stock Stevens 200 in .25-06 that will shoot 110gr Accubonds with 57gr of Retumbo under 3/4" at 100 yards. All I have done to it is shave away some of the plastic stock that was touching the barrel.

    I have always wanted to get a Sendero in .25-06.

    I am wondering if I should buy a Sendero outright. Or should I get a SPS and build one of my own? What would you guys recommend.

    I have thought about just keeping my Stevens. If I did, I would want to put a more heavy duty stock on it, and I am having trouble finding one for it.

    Do you guys think I should just stick with my Stevens or go the Semi-custom/Custom route?

    I ultimately want a consistant 500-600 yard coyote/deer gun and I love the .25-06 round.

    Sorry for all the questions I just have a lot of questions and I have been looking for different opinions for what I am thinking of doing.
     
  2. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    well i'd say since u like the caliber and it shoots well enough for the range you're talking about that i'd keep it and just get more practice with it as is, maybe invest in a trigger if u need it or something. but i dont know how much practice u have long range hunting and shooting, but i think its good to just start with a factory rifle that shoots well to start like i've done.
     

  3. Bigswedegml

    Bigswedegml Active Member

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    If I keep my Stevens I will definately get the trigger from Sharp Shooters Supply. If I can find a good aftermarket stock for it also, I will definately keep it.

    The main reason I have thought about the Remington is that I have always liked Remingtons and you can get stuff for them everywhere.
     
  4. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Do some shooting at 500 - 600 yards with your current rifle before you give up on it. Just might surprise you! I was ringing the gong regularly at 466 yards a couple of days ago with my .25-06 Rem 700 CDL. Just a factory built, skinny barrel sporter rifle...

    Typically those Savage/Stevens rifles shoot rather well.
     
  5. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    yep my factory savage 243 skinny bbl shoots great, got it in the gun photo forum. i've shot it on out to 850y, dont underestimate a rifle. you said it shoots 3/4" at 100, mine does, thats enough accuracy to get to 600y easy.
     
  6. Bigswedegml

    Bigswedegml Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I will give the Stevens a better workout and see how it does.
     
  7. Ad_Noctum

    Ad_Noctum New Member

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    I know Tikka makes a very accurate .25-06. the Tikka T3 (Hunter, esp) has a great trigger, as well as a very well-balanced stock/barrel combo.

    (Hi folks, first post. woo)