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heavy Barrel 25-06

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bruno2, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Member

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    I am looking for a stainless steel Heavy barrel 25-06 . I dont want a Remington or a Thompson .
     
  2. CZ223

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    I love one word answers

    Savage!
     
  3. Bruno2

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    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 :)
     
  4. Runningman

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    Ruger makes the M77 Mark II Target stainless heavy barrel in a 25-06.
     
  5. jmr40

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    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.
     
  6. 257WM_CDL-SF

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    why not a Remington
     
  7. DennyF

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    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?
     
  8. 257WM_CDL-SF

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    Remington for awhile made a Sendero in the 25-06
     
  9. Bruno2

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    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 .
     
  10. Arkel23

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    Weatherby makes a heavy barreled gun.
     
  11. dubbleA

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    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.....

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Bruno2

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    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 .
     
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    Yes, they are considerably more than $700:uhoh:
     
  14. Bruno2

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    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:
     
  15. Bruno2

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    anybody familiar with the Tikka line ?
     
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    Mine is a Ruger #1V. It weighs about 11 pounds as pictured.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Bruno2

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    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 .
     
  18. lefteyedom

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    Only trust half of what you read in gun porn

    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.
     
  19. X-Rap

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  22. Dr.Rob

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    Ruger M77V, one hell of a varminter.
     
  23. Larry Ashcraft

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    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.
     
  24. DennyF

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    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.
     
  25. Sawyer Bar

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    Get an old savage for cheap and buy best barrel you can afford. Put one of several good after market triggers.

    They shoot.
     
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