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#3059278 - 12/02/12 09:14 AM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: TiminTN]
mr.big
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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"
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#3059713 - 12/02/12 03:49 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
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Interesting as a 25/06 will be next rifle. I'll keep that 26 inche barrel in mind.
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#3059842 - 12/02/12 05:15 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: DaveB]
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Thanks Mr.Big, I guess I will hold out for the LRH
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#3059994 - 12/02/12 06:35 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: TiminTN]
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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...

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#3060094 - 12/02/12 07:25 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: reloaderman]
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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
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#3060138 - 12/02/12 07:44 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
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Mr big, have you ever done any long range shooting with the .257 weatherby? sorry to get off subject...
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#3060219 - 12/02/12 08:11 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: reloaderman]
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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
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#3060263 - 12/02/12 08:26 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: mr.big]
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
the 25-06 really needs a 26 inch barrel or you may as well get a 243 ,
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#3060512 - 12/02/12 10:16 PM Re: Inches Matter??? [Re: Deer Assassin]
reloaderman
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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....
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