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  1. lastcowboy39

    lastcowboy39 New Member

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    Have you looked into the 6.5-300 Weatherby? Great at the range and a good deer gun .
     
  2. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a sweet stick, but at $4k I would probably be inclined to just go full custom.
     
  3. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    Looked at that and the 26 Nosler - I am not opposed to either one. The classic 264 WM also appeals to me. I handload, but like to be able to use factory ammo as well. Hornady’s Match Factory ammo has been outstanding for me - as have their precision hunter stuff - thus the appeal of the PRC
     
  4. lastcowboy39

    lastcowboy39 New Member

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    You can get a no thrills bad lands for under $700 bucks
     
  5. window licker

    window licker Well-Known Member

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    Punch your .260 out to a .260AI, run a load of RE 23 in the 45.5-47 grain range with a 140. Mine shoots a 142 smk at 2970 with a 26" barrel. Plenty accurate.
    This was from the nightforce ELR match in Casper last June.
     

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  6. freddiej

    freddiej Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I want to say sell both and get the gun you want. the fact is you should do that very thing. first decide on the new caliber. It makes the sale so much easier and makes it worth the loss of the guns you sacrifice for the new one. In my case: I utterly regret ever letting go of my 25-06. I let 10 guns go last year. one was my beloved 25-06. I was not using it and it was a real long range varmint and predator killing machine. A not-to-usefull idiot bought it and did something with it. I am not sure. a few months ago I went to him and asked him if I could buy the gun back. he had sold it or traded it away because it would not shoot for him. Now I am going to build a custom 25-06 in a tight twist barrel, 26" #5 Lilja, Satern R5, or Shilen match barrel. Call me anything you wish. the 25-06 is just the one caliber that I lost I want back. do not get me wrong on this. I have various calibers I have but the one I let go and want back is the 25-06. the 257 Rob, 22 Horn, 6.5 Creed, 6.5 X 55 Bel, 223 WSSM, 40-65, 30-06, 280 Rem AI, 6MM Rem are all gratefully out of my collection.
     
  7. jshepherd61

    jshepherd61 Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on what you are hunting and the range you plan on hunting at! White tail at 100 to 500 stay with the 25-06, white tail at 300 to 1,000 jump to a 7mm caliber, elk 200 to 500 7mm cal to 30 cal, elk out to 1,000 big 7mm (7 STW, 7 RUM etc.) to 33 cal all depends on your type of hunting
     
  8. th82457

    th82457 Well-Known Member

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    For mule deer, whitetails or antelope - I have yet to find a better stop them in their tracks cartridge than the 25-06. I have used the 6mm's through the .300 Magnums and the most reliable performer on these size animals for me has been the 25-06 with either a 100 or 115gr Nosler handloaded bullet. This is based on 39 years or so of hunting with several 25-06 rifles. If elk or moose are the target then I use a 30 cal. or .338. Just my two cents. Not sure what a 6.5 does that a 25-06 will not on deer sized critters. Now if purpose is for long range target shooting only then the 6.5's offer a better bullet selection & some ballistic advantage depending on cartridge. Good Luck with whatever cartridge you decide on.
     
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  9. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 25-06 that shoots better than I can and its not going anywhere. My son can have it in time.
     
  10. 25WSM

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    If you like the 260 I would punch it out to a 6.5 Saum/gap. Bolt face needs opened up too. Or you could make the 25-06 into a 257 wby. Bolt face needs opened up too. I normally charge 250 to do this. I'm sure you can find a Smith in your area that can do this. Then you can keep both of your rifles. Or sell one for a nice scope. Vortex give a he'll of a discount to military vets. Get them in 3 days from sport optic. 3-15 viper gen 2 are super nice won't find better for that price any where.
    Shep
     
  11. djfergus

    djfergus Well-Known Member

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    Remington gets a bad rap alot of times and it's probably deserved but most of their heavy barreled rifles such as the sendero, 5r, and 700p that I have had dealings with are great shooters.
     
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  12. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    The 260 is currently sporting a PST gen 2 5-25 FFP. Been a great scope!
     
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  13. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    Its def not an accuracy problem. Both guns drive tacks.
     
  14. Zymurgist

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    I've only sold two guns in my life and regretted it both times. Maybe you should just buy another gun safe.
    I've only sold two guns in my life and regretted it both times. Maybe you should just buy another gun safe.
     
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