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Bruno2
August 13, 2009, 07:10 PM
I am looking for a stainless steel Heavy barrel 25-06 . I dont want a Remington or a Thompson .

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CZ223
August 13, 2009, 07:32 PM
Savage!

Bruno2
August 13, 2009, 07:57 PM
I like savage and have looked into them and I think all they were selling was a carbon steel barrel with a black matt finish ( considered a tactical rifle ) . This is probably the gun I will buy , but , I wanted to see if anybody knew of others .
Thanks for the reply :)

Runningman
August 13, 2009, 08:47 PM
Ruger makes the M77 Mark II Target stainless heavy barrel in a 25-06.

jmr40
August 13, 2009, 08:52 PM
I guess they still do it , but Ruger used to put a really heavy 24" barrel on even the standard 77's in 25-06. Didn't do it with other calibers and I never really understood why.

257WM_CDL-SF
August 13, 2009, 09:00 PM
why not a Remington

DennyF
August 13, 2009, 09:23 PM
I guess they still do it , but Ruger used to put a really heavy 24" barrel on even the standard 77's in 25-06. Didn't do it with other calibers and I never really understood why.

My old tang safety M77 in 25-06, has a pretty stout barrel. Much heavier than the barrel on the M700 ADL 25-06 I once had.

Good luck finding a factory varminter in 25-06, let alone one with a SS barrel. Rem. dropped them long ago and I don't think Savage offers one in anything except the "matte" blued 110FP?

257WM_CDL-SF
August 13, 2009, 09:44 PM
Remington for awhile made a Sendero in the 25-06

Bruno2
August 13, 2009, 10:03 PM
I have not been much on the remington Rifles mainly because of the price . The Rifle I priced out from Rem in 25-06 was about 750.00 and I just thought that was too much . I have shot 700pss rifles that were very accurate , but , I have also shot czec rifles that were accurate . The main reason that I dont look at the 700's was because of an article in one of my rifle magazines that talked about the ten things to look at when selecting a 700 Rem . The article was talking about the flaws that Remington rifles were having that were very common .

Arkel23
August 13, 2009, 10:04 PM
Weatherby makes a heavy barreled gun.

dubbleA
August 13, 2009, 10:12 PM
Cooper chambers their M22 in 25-06 and the 25-06 AI. While not a true heavy contour it's barrel is .750" at the muzzle. Though it's probably twice that of the Remington.

Here's my mine in 25-06.....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Targets/25-06cooper.jpg

Bruno2
August 13, 2009, 10:29 PM
Thats a good looking gun . Those groups look pretty tight too. .750 is pretty heavy for a muzzle diameter . Are the coopers pretty expensive ? I was wanting to get into one for under 700.00 so I could still afford a pretty nice optic and mounting hardware .

dubbleA
August 13, 2009, 10:36 PM
Yes, they are considerably more than $700:uhoh:

Bruno2
August 13, 2009, 10:36 PM
I bet that ackley round is super destructive coming out of there . I have shot a lot crows , coons all kinds of stuff with .223 and 22-250 with pretty hot v-max bullets and they blow stuff up . I shot a crow with my buddies 25-06 and he had some v-max loaded pretty hot . All of them will blow feathers everywhere , but , you can still find the majority of the carcass . When we went to look for the crow all we could find was like a foot and a few feathers . That round really hit hard with a nice explosion .:evil:

Bruno2
October 10, 2009, 01:51 PM
anybody familiar with the Tikka line ?

flashhole
October 10, 2009, 07:53 PM
Mine is a Ruger #1V. It weighs about 11 pounds as pictured.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/GuideGun/1Right.jpg

Bruno2
October 10, 2009, 09:58 PM
I had a buddy with one of those and it was a tight shooter . I have wondered for a few years what the model no. was .

lefteyedom
October 12, 2009, 11:54 AM
The main reason that I dont look at the 700's was because of an article in one of my rifle magazines that talked about the ten things to look at when selecting a 700 Rem . The article was talking about the flaws that Remington rifles were having that were very common .

The Remington 700 action is pushing 50 years in production. There maybe flaws but darn few. The quality you get in a standard Remington 700 is remarkable compared to the price. Only Savage offers a better price for performance.
There are better rifles than a Remington 700 but the prices start at about $1500.
Try one for yourself and see if you like it.

X-Rap
October 13, 2009, 12:26 AM
I had a tang safety Ruger 77v in 25-06 that I wish I never would have sold, I do still have a Argentine Mauser that I will never release in 25-06. As good a deer round as exists. You can also push Coyote hunting to a whole new level.

Olympus
October 13, 2009, 09:20 AM
The Ruger No.1 is by far my favorite! Love the pic, flashhole! I've been looking for a No.1B in .25-06 for several years now....without success. That's a nice one!

flashhole
October 13, 2009, 05:48 PM
Thanks, I hear people say the #1's can be hit or miss with regards to accuracy (no pun intended) but mine is a real shooter. I contemplated selling it at one time because it doesn't see as much action as some of my other guns. I mostly grab my Guide Gun when I go into the thick woods but the 25-06 can really reach out and touch something. My two favorite loads are a 100 grain ballistic tip bullet over Retumbo powder and the 87 grain bullet over H4831SC. Both are very accurate.

Dr.Rob
October 13, 2009, 07:42 PM
Ruger M77V, one hell of a varminter.

Larry Ashcraft
October 13, 2009, 08:19 PM
Mine is a 1903 Springfield with a Douglas barrel, built on a never barreled, nickle steel 1903 action I bought in the early eighties from Sarco. It's a real shooter with Nosler 100 gr Ballistic Tips over IMR4850. It's accounted for several pronghorns and a few coyotes, two of which were over 500 yards.

If I were wanting a new one, I would probably go with either the Remington M700 or the Ruger, as Dr.Rob mentioned above. Better yet, build a custom gun on a Sako action. IMO, if you are investing in a rifle, save up until you can buy or build exactly what you want.

A gunsmith friend of mine builds 1000 yard benchrest guns for guys who don't care what they cost. He uses Remington 700 actions for 99% of them.

DennyF
October 13, 2009, 11:42 PM
My "long range" rifle is a 25-06 with 24" Douglass SS barrel (.750 at muzzle), on an FN military M98 action. A tad heavy to tote much for deer, but I've done it. Better from a stationary position with a good view, come deer season. Several deer taken from 300 to 400 yards with it over the past 25 years.

100gr Btips here, too, but over IMR 4831.

Sawyer Bar
October 14, 2009, 03:09 PM
Get an old savage for cheap and buy best barrel you can afford. Put one of several good after market triggers.

They shoot.

dubbleA
October 14, 2009, 03:38 PM
....all these accurate 25-06's but yet no pics, try posting some 3 or 5 shot groups on a single piece of paper, that takes the cherry picking away and then we'll see. :D

My post above shows six 3 shot groups fired back to back, I dont claim to have the most accurate gun but it shows the potential accuracy of me and the rifle...just saying;)

JimmAr
October 14, 2009, 03:59 PM
Even with the small bullet selection for the 25 isnt hard to make one shine in terms of accuracy..

I vote savage tactical probably the most accurate.. or if tikka offers a 25-06.. good to go.

DennyF
October 14, 2009, 05:05 PM
75, 85, 87, 90, 100, 115, 117 and 120 grain bullets available, perhaps some I've missed? HPs, soft points, flat base, boat tails, poly tipped, bonded, partitions, all-copper, etc. Can't find one that'll shoot, time to start over.

;)

For the record, I have never owned or encountered a 25-06 that would shoot Sierra 75 or 90gr bullets worth spit. Most would shoot the 87gr Sierra very well, along with all the Noslers and the 100 and 117gr Sierras.

52grain
October 14, 2009, 08:36 PM
Have you looked into Tikka? It looks like they make a 25-06 heavy barrel. I have no experience with them, but others on here like them.

http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/datatable.pdf

Bruno2
October 31, 2011, 12:42 AM
Just to bring this back from the dead. The Tikka importers wont import the 25-06 heavy barrel. So it isnt available here in the states.

Has anybody started making one yet? I havent looked around So I dont know if there is one in production or not.

flashhole
October 31, 2011, 07:21 AM
My Ruger #1V in 25-06 has the heavy bull barrel.

Txhillbilly
October 31, 2011, 07:46 PM
Beretta USA will not special order guns from Tikka,I know,I tried for several months a couple years ago.I wanted a Tikka T3 LH stainless varminter in 25-06.
I ended up getting Savage.Front rifle-25/06,back rifle-308.
http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/1Txhillbilly/001-12.jpg

It shoots pretty good too-
http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/1Txhillbilly/011-5.jpg

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/1Txhillbilly/036-1.jpg

Bruno2
October 31, 2011, 07:56 PM
Did you have to order them from the custom shop at Savage? Savage told me that they dont make a heavy barrel 25-06 anymore and I would have to custom order it to the tune of about $850.00.

flashhole
October 31, 2011, 08:17 PM
I didn't notice this thread is 2 years old.

Bruno2
October 31, 2011, 08:35 PM
Yeah it was mine . I recently got interested in it again. I was wanting to see if anyone is producing a Heavy Barrel 25-06 now. I doubt it b/c everybody that was is moving away from it for some crazy reason.

LoonWulf
November 1, 2011, 12:07 AM
I Think one of the reasons is that not many people are using them for long range target shooting. Hunters will generally go with a different type of rifle, or cartridge and high BC bullets are few and far between. the .25-06 great as i personally think it is, seems to be kinda lost in "paper ballistic" limbo. It works great in the real world, but on paper its 2nd best on too many fronts.

Bruno2
November 3, 2011, 06:39 PM
I hear people claim it is very inefficient as far as how much powder the round uses compared to what it gives up. Then there is the 257 Bob rivalry. Dont get a thread like started it will go on and on. Never the less I am going to check out the savage shooters forum and see what an action will cost me.

flashhole
November 3, 2011, 06:54 PM
You can price Savage actions on Midway.

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