.25-06 Purchase

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jaxter94, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Jaxter94

    Jaxter94 New Member

    Sep 6, 2011
    I'm in the market for another .25-06 - I've owned a Weatherby Vanguard which I could not get to shoot; a Remington 700 BDL which shot great - unfortunately a good friend wanted it and I let it go - regretted that ever since; and currently own a Kimber Montana from which I can't seem to squeeze out acceptable accuracy and will soon be trading fodder.

    I'm looking at a Remington 700 CDL or possibly a Cooper. I'd also consider a Win Model 70, however, I just purchased a Model 70 Fetherweight in .243 and can't get the bullet to engage the lands on my reloads - even using 100 and 105 grain bullets. Did Winchester start free-boring their chambers/throats? Does Remington do the same? Not conducive to good accuracy. Accuracy is acceptable on the .243 - but not great.

    Every Remington I've ever owned - .223 to .338 mag has shot great - but haven't picked one up in 15 years or so. I don't mind glass bedding a CDL or dropping it in a McMillan stock and will likely replace the trigger.

    I'm in a quandry. Your thoughts?

  2. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    I would re-barrel and re-work something you already own. This will help to insure you get a great shooter. IMHO

  3. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    My Savage 110FP in 25-06 shoots tiny groups at 200 yards with factory ammo. Great rifle, and I'd recommend one if you can find one. If you want a Remington I'd consider a SPS, used Sendero or one of the 5R rifles if they come in 25-06.

    Then again, my Vanguard in 270 shoots great groups but I swapped out the plastic factory stock, bedded it into a B&C Medalist, and installed a Timney trigger. The factory stock and trigger do not lend themselves to accuracy.
  4. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Get a Sav 111 and quit wastin your $ .
  5. 6.5shaggy

    6.5shaggy Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    I do believe Tikka offers them in the T3 line. They seem to be catching the respect they deserve.