Tndeer Logo

Page 2 of 2 <12
Topic Options
#3059278 - 12/02/12 09:14 AM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: TiminTN]
mr.big
Non-Typical


Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28417
Loc: Copper Head Road

Offline
I am sure a 22 inch 25-06 is accurate,,but IMO the 25-06 is at its best running 100 gr bullets at 3400 fps++,,a 120 at 3000 has no advantage over a 270 and the 100 from a short barrel is just maybe 50 fps better than a 243,,
I have shot over 5000 rounds and probably closer to 10,000 rounds of 25-06 as it was the only gun I owned from `78 through `89 and I still shoot them,,
across a chronie with a 22" you will be hard pressed to match the speeds the manuals list with a 24 inch,,with a 26 some loads are 200 and 250 fps faster than book data with 24 inch test barrels,,
if you just want a deer rifle you might not notice the difference,,but to get the performance the 25-06 is legendary for I will take a 26"
_________________________
you pretend it doesnt bother you but you just want to explode

Top
#3059713 - 12/02/12 03:49 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
DaveB
10 Point


Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 3133
Loc: Shelby County

Offline
Interesting as a 25/06 will be next rifle. I'll keep that 26 inche barrel in mind.
Top
#3059842 - 12/02/12 05:15 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: DaveB]
remke
12 Point


Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 5273
Loc: A Pleasant View

Offline
Thanks Mr.Big, I guess I will hold out for the LRH
_________________________
At some point in your life you have to relize just how old you are.
But only when your body feels that old.

Top
#3059994 - 12/02/12 06:35 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: TiminTN]
reloaderman
4 Point


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 124
Loc: tennessee

Offline
Mr big, i agree with what you are saying about the speed and longer barrel. i was just saying a shorter barrel will be just fine for hunting..where we hunt a 100yrd shot is seldom but once in a while a 300 yard is possible and the shorter barrel is more than enough at that distance...

Edited by reloaderman (12/02/12 06:37 PM)

Top
#3060094 - 12/02/12 07:25 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: reloaderman]
mr.big
Non-Typical


Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28417
Loc: Copper Head Road

Offline
agreed on that for sure,,the 25-06 is a very versatile cartridge,,it will do what you are asking with bells on,,to me though when I think of the 25-06 I think of being able to hold on hair out to 400
_________________________
you pretend it doesnt bother you but you just want to explode

Top
#3060138 - 12/02/12 07:44 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
reloaderman
4 Point


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 124
Loc: tennessee

Offline
Mr big, have you ever done any long range shooting with the .257 weatherby? sorry to get off subject...
Top
#3060219 - 12/02/12 08:11 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: reloaderman]
mr.big
Non-Typical


Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28417
Loc: Copper Head Road

Offline
just very little,,I had a Mark V here for a couple weeks and maybe shot it 50 times,,it clocked a little over 3600 and would extend the max point blank range maybe 30-40 yards over the 25-06
_________________________
you pretend it doesnt bother you but you just want to explode

Top
#3060263 - 12/02/12 08:26 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
Deer Assassin
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 85522
Loc: Kingston Springs

Offline
 Originally Posted By: mr.big
the 25-06 really needs a 26 inch barrel or you may as well get a 243 ,
yes
_________________________
Drag Racing

Spending money I dont have

on things I dont need

to impress people I dont know

Top
#3060512 - 12/02/12 10:16 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: Deer Assassin]
reloaderman
4 Point


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 124
Loc: tennessee

Offline
Thanks for the info Mr Big, i had one as well and that is about what it clocked. I sold it and kept the .25-06....
Top
Page 2 of 2 <12


Moderator:  RUGER, gtk, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Kirk, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104328
RUGER
85522
Deer Assassin
64210
BSK
59454
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
bassassassin7, BBQ, Kornhunter, Afleming17, 260rem
13281 Registered Users
Who's Online
65 registered (BigGameGuy, Savage, G8rntn, MUP, trevor2010, 49ford, 5 invisible) and 136 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13281 Members
42 Forums
85222 Topics
1029917 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.246 seconds in which 0.01 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.