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#6229196 - 03/19/16 10:41 AM How short is to short for a 25/06
Normanpig Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
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I accidentally bought another tikka. I'm going to have it threaded so I can slap my suppressor on because that what I do. I read that long action rounds need a "full length" barrel burn all the powder. Is this true or can I chop this dude to 16-1/2 or 18ish......
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#6229223 - 03/19/16 11:11 AM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
603Country Offline
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I'm laughing! It's all I can do to avoid accidentally buying another Tikka. As for the barrel, I'd cut it to desired length and use a relatively fast powder. Somebody with Quickload can suggest a powder.

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#6229227 - 03/19/16 11:14 AM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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I'd keep it at least 18.
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#6229234 - 03/19/16 11:22 AM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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Loss of barrel equals loss of velocity.
Loss of barrel equals easier to swing the rifle and a stiffer barrel that will "like" a wider range of powder charges.

You decide what is more important to you.
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#6229254 - 03/19/16 11:56 AM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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For the best performance,a 24" barrel is best for the 25-06. Cutting the barrel shorter just looses velocity,and increases the muzzle blast. A 16.5-18 inch barrel would sure put out a large flame when fired.

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#6229294 - 03/19/16 12:38 PM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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I'm in trouble then because it's 22" and change from the factory....


Edited by Normanpig (03/19/16 12:38 PM)
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#6229448 - 03/19/16 04:10 PM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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I have 2 25-06's both with 22" barrels. You aren't n trouble there on current length. Though if you're going to 'can' it, I'd go no shorter than 18". Figure on losing 100-150 fps on your load - basically, dropping it to a 257 Bob. The can will/should take care of the 'muzzle blast' and will definitely make it quieter.
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#6229609 - 03/19/16 06:56 PM Re: How short is to short for a 25/06 [Re: Normanpig]
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Originally Posted By: Normanpig
I'm in trouble then because it's 22" and change from the factory....


A friend of mine got a Tikka 300 Win Mag, and it is 22" hammer

It didn't make the speed it could have at 26", but it's no slouch. You'll be fine.
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