Wanting New Rifle in 25 or 6.5

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  1. Kaptoe

    Kaptoe Well-Known Member

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    No votes for a 257wby? Would need a magnum boltface I guess

    Seems like you should just rebarrel the 2506

    I rebarreled a 6.5x284 to 280ai last year and all I can say is wish I had discovered that caliber sooner. Great projectile choices, moderate recoil and shoots lights out
     
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  2. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I am using 53.5grs H4831sc and I can’t remember how far I am off the lands - I thought I had the notes in my phone, but I don’t.
     
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  3. Gregory K VandeDrink

    Gregory K VandeDrink Member

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    My 25 is my “goto” hunting rifle. Love it. I handload it and it has never failed me. I shoot everything from 87 grain ballistic tips to 120 grain partitions.
     
  4. Havard

    Havard Well-Known Member

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    I have some loads worked up with Retumbo and 10 thousandths off the lands. Model 700 Sendero. If I can ever get home from China, I’ll see how she groups.. thanks for the reply
     
  5. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Mine is a sendero sfII - its been a really awesome gun for me.
     
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  6. mmgravy

    mmgravy Active Member

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    Going factory go 25-06. Rebarreling or building go 6.5-06, no slower twist than 8.
     
  7. Jmo334

    Jmo334 Member LRH Team Member

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    What barrel length are you running? I have a 24" brand new and the first 5 factory loaded 143's averaged 2932. copper creek loads with the same bullet were 3015 and the 140s were running 3095.
     
  8. vancewalker007

    vancewalker007 Well-Known Member

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    You must be running a short barrel. My 26in Proof is running right at 3100 fps with 59gr H1000 and the 143 ELDX. It jumped up about 40 fps after 253 rounds and has stabilized. I've shot out to 500 so I'm pretty sure the velocity is more or less right on. The average I'm using is 3097fps.
     
  9. ZAK13

    ZAK13 Active Member

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    if it were me, I'd go with the 6.5PRC. It performs a bit better than the 6.5x284, and ammo isn't unreasonable.
     
  10. Tatsnscoots

    Tatsnscoots Well-Known Member

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    It’s a 6.5 PRC. I haven’t shot it but it handles well. I didn’t realize it came with a muzzle brake installed but no thread protector, besides that I’m impressed.
     
  11. Gator 06

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    I love my 25 06 in weatherby . .5 moa at 600yrds
     
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  12. IanCo

    IanCo Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I will keep the Savage. Found a McMillan stock that should fit, a VX5 Hd to top it and will be buying a Proof Carbon Fiber barrel for it. Most likely 6.5/284. Hopefully will fall into the 7.5-8lb range.