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ColdIron44 10-03-2013 03:41 AM

.25-06 Recoil Info.
I've got a very limited amount of time to make a move on an unbelievably priced .25-06, the only problem is that I don't have any experience with this caliber. My question is if the .25-06 will be uncomfortable to shoot during:
a) extended range sessions and load development (all day shooting)
b) extended hunting sessions (ex. Prairie dog)
c) deer hunting for an 11 year old

ColdIron44 10-03-2013 03:47 AM

Simply put, is the .25-06 an all day shooter?

Thanks in advance for any input, hopefully I get some feedback before 9:00 AM tomorrow!

Apex-Predator 10-03-2013 03:52 AM

Sure, I shoot my harder kicking 30 calibers for hours on end and I am no big guy. No reason a 25-06 should give you any trouble if you don't have any shoulder problems.

nitestalker 10-03-2013 03:58 AM

The .25-06 is a fine long range Prairie Dog or varmint rifle. It is a very good Antelope rifle. :)

gunnut07 10-04-2013 05:07 PM

It will do and kill anything a 270 will with the recoil of a 243.

Anna_Purna 10-04-2013 05:15 PM

I get some spotted bruises when I shoot mine all day, but Im just 117 pounds of totally awesumness :D

Steel_Talon 10-04-2013 05:17 PM

Well if your a fly weight........;)

I have yet to meet anyone that complains about the 25-06 recoil being hard to manage... But there is always an exception to the rule,i f you dig deep enough... I just haven't arrived at that depth....

Anna_Purna 10-04-2013 05:21 PM

I luv shooting my 25, just get some spotted bruising on my shoulder when I shoot it more than a box or so. I have a 223 bolt and a 222 bolt action as well, and the 25 is my all time favorite.

Steel_Talon 10-04-2013 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Anna_Purna (Post 1392483)
I get some spotted bruises when I shoot mine all day, but Im just 117 pounds of totally awesumness :D

My Twin daughters weigh the same as you :D They too, are forces to be reckoned with when the get their on switches toggled. The Older (1 hour) shoots a 7mm-08, the younger is more into her pistols...

ColdIron44 10-04-2013 08:49 PM

Thank y'all very much for the feedback. So here's the full story. I wanted to build a heavy barreled .243 to fill a 6mm void in my collection. Now you all know what the market's like right now, and I was having trouble pinning down EXACTLY the parts I wanted. So I swing by Cabela's to buy some powder (like I do every Wednesday) when I spot a beautiful Sako .25-06 in the gun library that was priced just right. Knowing very little about the caliber I posted my question (hence this thread) and slept on it. Next morning found me in the Cabela's check-out line with a completely different .25-06 in hand. I ended up with a gently used, but older and discontinued Savage 110. It's got almost a full bull barrel, AccuTrigger and AccuStock, and came topped with a Burris Fullfield II 6.5-20x50mm scope on what appear to be some quality rings. Though I have no interest in the scope, I estimated this to be roughly an $1,100 package and I just couldn't resist the $600 price tag.

My only real concern now is whether or not the short 22" barrel will be able to completely and efficiently burn powder... But we'll find out soon enough. Saturday will find me at the bench with a box of factory ammo and a chronograph, mostly just testing the bore quality. If anybody has any curiosity as to some factory ammo they'd like to see chronied at the muzzle, just let me know.

Also, we all know that none of this REALLY happened if there aren't any pics, but who wants to see a plain-Jane AccuStock, when the Boyd's should arrive late next week?

Thanks again,

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