Tikka t3 25-06

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by longbomb, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. longbomb

    longbomb Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    I want to rebarrel my tikka t3 25-06 and was wondering what is a good barrel,length,and twist? I shoot 87 grain sierra spitzers for varmint and 110 accubonds for deer and antelope.
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Do you plan to keep it as a 25-06?

    That's a great cartridge. But, you have to compromise a lot in bullet choices relative to others. ...particularly if you're looking at long range opportunities.

    What twist do you have now and how does it shoot?

    Why are you rebarreling?

    1:10 twist is standard, but 1:12 will work for 90-100gr and below.

    I have a 1:12 that shoots 1/2 MOA and better with 75, 87, and 89gr bullets. But, the little bullets just seem to run out of steam around 400 yds.

    100gr opens up quickly to MOA and anything heavier/longer/vld is 1.25 MOA best case.

    You should really consider 1:9 if you want to keep the cartridge and extend your range with VLDs.

    I would really like to rebarrel mine to 6.5x284, 270 win, or 280 Rem, but I have several other projects in the queue as well.