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#5928574 - 09/14/15 06:07 PM 25.06
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Looking at a Thomson Center in 25.06, what can/should/could I expect out of the round?
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#5928648 - 09/14/15 06:56 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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The round itself will do just about anything you want it to up to and including elk. It's flat shooting and hits above its' weight. What barrel length TC?
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#5928679 - 09/14/15 07:19 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
The round itself will do just about anything you want it to up to and including elk. It's flat shooting and hits above its' weight. What barrel length TC?


This^^^. The long range guys don't like it because of the low availability of high BC bullets. But for out to 400-500 yards, it is flat nasty.

Most guys think that a longer barrel (24"+) is a necessity, but I push 115gr NBTs and 117gr SGKs to 3050 FPS with no pressure signs or excessive muzzle flash with my 22" barrel.


Edited by ckat (09/14/15 07:25 PM)

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#5928690 - 09/14/15 07:31 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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What twist rate are most factory barrels ?
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#5928750 - 09/14/15 08:05 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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Don't remember the twist rate but is good for bullets 120 and below for the standard twist.

The TC Venture in 25-06 should be a good lesser expensive hunting gun. Like mentioned above the bullets for the quarter bore are not the dream of long range guys but for most 500 yards is very long range and the 25-06 will do that very nicely
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#5928812 - 09/14/15 08:35 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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Most barrels are 1-10". I have two right now, both with 1-10" barrels. One has between 3500-4000 rounds through it and the other only has 2000 or so (without looking in my load books). I've had good to great accuracy with 100 - 120 gr bullets and either IMR 4831 or H4831.
Currently I have 2 loads going - RL 19 and the 110 gr AB and 7828ssc and the 117 SGK.

I have taken too many deer to count since I got the first one in 1974. 2 elk with 120 gr Nos Partitions and a couple of dozen mule deer from NM and Wyoming and two bruisers in Idaho. Longest measured, witnessed shot was 576 yards on a hill country whitetail.

As stated above, they are harder-hitting than their caliber belies, accurate, light-recoiling and a pure joy to shoot.

Don't know much about the Venture but word I've read and heard is that they can be pretty accurate, especially if you reload for them. If not, you might pick up 4-5 boxes of different loads and see if your rifle likes one of them. Once you find a load, use the rest for practice and save the brass! Someone on here will probably buy it off of you! laugh
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#5928835 - 09/14/15 08:50 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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25 calibers work best when they have wby on the headstamp
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#5930138 - 09/15/15 05:00 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: Slow Drifter]
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22" on the 7MM 08, 24" 0n the 25.06

I'm debating between the 25.06 and 7mm 08
Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
The round itself will do just about anything you want it to up to and including elk. It's flat shooting and hits above its' weight. What barrel length TC?


Edited by hoof n wings (09/15/15 05:03 PM)
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#5930147 - 09/15/15 05:06 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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What twist rate are most factory barrels ?
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#5930187 - 09/15/15 05:30 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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Of all the calibers, the quarter bore most resembles someone with little man syndrome. Always trying to prove his worth, and continuing to come up short.

I blame the creator who stuck him with a 10 twist. How different his story would have been if given a proper 8 twist.

Go with the 7mm, for he has no such problems.


Edited by 6.5x47Lapua (09/15/15 06:02 PM)

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#5930357 - 09/15/15 06:56 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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I had a Remington 700 Custom in /25-06, I bought it from Hunter Bradlee (some Dallas Old Timers may remember). It shoy very good with the Hornady 120gr Interlock HP over H4831.

I paid $700 for it, besides my Colt Python, it was the second dumbest gun sales I've ever made.

If I see a Browning 78 single shot in .25-06, it just might go home with me.
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#5930410 - 09/15/15 07:16 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Wow, I wonder what this says about the 30. guys? confused2
Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Of all the calibers, the quarter bore most resembles someone with little man syndrome. Always trying to prove his worth, and continuing to come up short.
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#5930445 - 09/15/15 07:36 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: hoof n wings]
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Originally Posted By: hoof n wings
Wow, I wonder what this says about the 30. guys? confused2
Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Of all the calibers, the quarter bore most resembles someone with little man syndrome. Always trying to prove his worth, and continuing to come up short.


No flies in the 30 cal. ointment. A bullet for every task, and twist rates galore.

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#5930543 - 09/15/15 08:25 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Of all the calibers, the quarter bore most resembles someone with little man syndrome. Always trying to prove his worth, and continuing to come up short.

I blame the creator who stuck him with a 10 twist. How different his story would have been if given a proper 8 twist.

Go with the 7mm, for he has no such problems.


How would it have been different? I've had numerous 25 cal rifles, 25/06s, 257Rs, 25WSSMs, which were/are tack drivers with 120 gr bullets despite being "saddled" with ten inch twists.

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#5930584 - 09/15/15 08:51 PM Re: 25.06 [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Of all the calibers, the quarter bore most resembles someone with little man syndrome. Always trying to prove his worth, and continuing to come up short.

I blame the creator who stuck him with a 10 twist. How different his story would have been if given a proper 8 twist.

Go with the 7mm, for he has no such problems.


In my experience, the only time the .25-06 could be accused of being stricken with little man syndrome is when the hunter tries to use it on a big, truculent animal..... like an elk. Likewise, a guy owning a 7mmRM would find himself similarly under gunned if he attempted to collect a brown bear with his 7mm. No doubt, elk have been killed with the .25-06 just as the 7 Mag has scored on the odd brownie ( Bob Hagel took one with his Mashburn).

I currently load for two rifles chambered in .25-06, both with ten inch twists, and both easily stabilize 117-120 gr bullets. With these guns I've cleanly taken a mule deer, a Nevada desert bighorn, a NM pronghorn, and several Texas whitetails and pigs. If there is a better all-round cartridge for the hunting that most of us do on our deer leases, I haven't seen it.

Now, if a guy wants to load heavy VLD bullets for long range shooting, a faster twist would be preferred, but since the OP is looking at a T-C rifle, I'm guessing that his intended use is for general hunting, not LR shooting. In this case the 10" twist is plenty good for its intended purpose. Just don't call it an elk rifle.

Of course, YMMV.
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