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#6977360 - 11/30/17 08:04 AM WTB Questions on .25-06
venisonhuntr Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Clifton, TX
I am looking for a .25-06 to add to my hunting arsenal. Would like to get some opinions on brands/models in Rebaís to longevity, warranty and of course accuracy. Would appreciate any advice.

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#6977381 - 11/30/17 08:16 AM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Hunting or shooting? If strictly hunting, then I'd look at the Tikka T3X Lite or Weatherby Vanguard. If more shooting, then I'd look for a Remington 700 Sendero. There are lot's of choices but I'd start with those.
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#6977429 - 11/30/17 08:54 AM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
Stevarino Offline
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I owned the browning xbolt medallion in 25.06.. beautiful gun and the accuracy using factory ammo was above my expectations. I sold it and bought the same gun in .270 which is my preferred caliber for whitetail. This is not a crawl through the brush kind of gun, but dang, itís a great looking rifle and great accuracy.
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#6977450 - 11/30/17 09:14 AM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
venisonhuntr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
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Loc: Clifton, TX
Thanks for the replies.

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#6977487 - 11/30/17 09:54 AM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Itís an over bore that takes 26Ē barrel to get most out of it.

Great caliber, Iíve taken an elk with it, and a ton of WTís and a few antelope.

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#6977717 - 11/30/17 01:00 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
venisonhuntr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Clifton, TX
26Ē barrel my take me out of my price range.

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#6977729 - 11/30/17 01:11 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
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What is your price range?
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#6977798 - 11/30/17 02:36 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
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The last 2 Rem 700 with the heavy barrels in 25-06 shot very well. They were 26" long, and had a heavy fluted barrel with high end stock. Both shot very well. I don't think they were the Sendero models, but might have been or very similar to them.
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#6977893 - 11/30/17 04:05 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
venisonhuntr Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Clifton, TX
I have been researching the 700 Long range with a 26" barrel and think it is the one I am going to shop for. Any thoughts on the best place to look?

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#6977998 - 11/30/17 05:31 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
colt45 Offline
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after seeing other post on here about the newer Remy's, I would look at something else
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#6978046 - 11/30/17 06:07 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
venisonhuntr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Clifton, TX
Suggestions?

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#6978055 - 11/30/17 06:11 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
venisonhuntr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Clifton, TX
Iím not going to be shooting long distances but I want the 25-06. I will be mainly deer hunting. Price range $500-$700 without scope.

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#6978088 - 11/30/17 06:39 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
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Loc: Jackson County
Take a look at the Weatherby Vanguard rifles. They guarantee 1 MOA and the trigger pull is nice and crisp on them. Your making a great choice with the 25-06 for deer hunting. I use Hornady Superformance ammo in mine.

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#6978142 - 11/30/17 07:21 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
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It's true that a 26" bbl may give you everything the caliber has to offer but there's also nothing wrong with a shorter barrel for deer hunting or even long(ish) range target shooting. I had my Vanguard cut to 20" and I'm still pushing a 115 VLD 2900+ fps and staying supersonic to just under 1200 yards with 1000 ft. lbs. of energy to 500. I've shot to 800 at JG's many times with the only problem being the guy behind the gun.

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#6978171 - 11/30/17 07:36 PM Re: WTB Questions on .25-06 [Re: venisonhuntr]
CTK84 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 49
In that price range look for a used Ruger, imo. Or get a weatherby vanguard. I shoot a sako a5 in 25-06 and I love that gun.

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