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25-06 barrel life

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bartkowski, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    What do you think that the (hunting accurate) barrel life of a 25-06 is?
  2. IndianaBoy

    IndianaBoy Well-Known Member

    At least 6 0r 7 thousand rounds. Probably more than double that, for hunting accuracy.

    All that hype about shooting the throats out of rifles is partly built on the poorer metallurgy of a bygone era.

    Yes, the 25-06 will wear out a barrel faster than a 250 Savage. Will most people be able to ascertain this? No.
  3. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    When I say hunting accuracy I mean near 4" groups at 100 yards. And I hear that a .243 win. is accurate out to 2000 rounds so I was figuring around 3500 for 25-05 hunting accuracy. Has anyone shot out a barrel for their 25-06 and if so how many rounds did you put through it?

    Thank you for posting.
  4. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Well, it'll be shorter than 6.5-06, which should be similar to 6.5-284 based on case capacity. 1000-yard benchrest shooters get 800-1200 rounds out of 6.5-284 barrels for best accuracy.
  5. TnShooter83

    TnShooter83 Well-Known Member

    I'd guess since Target grade accuracy is it 1500-2000 rounds
    according to 2 articles I've read on the 25-06.

    For hunting, I'd guess 3500-4500 should still get you on game depending on what bullet you use, and FPS.

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