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Old 10-06-2013, 12:18 AM   #21
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My only hold up over the years is I don't like short barrels on overbore cartridges and my two go to gun companies chamber their 25-06s with short 22" tubes. I would have to go with a Weatherby, T/C, or Ruger to get a 24" barrel and I have ZERO experience with those brands. Yes I know Browning and Remington make a 24" too but I have had bad experiences with them.
Do u reload Apex? a faster burning powder could make better use of that 2 inch shorter barrel
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I won't even make a remark to that comment,Anna. Those are fighting words in this state,LOL.

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I won't even make a remark to that comment,Anna. Those are fighting words in this second largest state,LOL.
I fixed it for ya

And I hope u know I was only messin' with ya, winters coming on fast up here and Im practicing to get through it any way I can!
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Do u reload Apex? a faster burning powder could make better use of that 2 inch shorter barrel
Yes I do reload. I currently load for 30-06, 308, 6.5x55, 7mm-08, 270 Win (not mine) 270 WSM, 9mm, 40 S&W and 44 Rem Magnum. I would think faster burning powders could be an issue in a cartridge as overbore as a 25-06, 4350 would be about as fast as I would ever want to use. Besides the whole idea behind the 25-06 is speed and a full sized tube would certainly help with that. I have given some thought to buying a used Savage long action and swapping on a 24-26" 25-06 barrel.
I already have plenty of compact handy "woods rifles" I don't need another 20-22" tube.
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RANGE REPORT:

Took the new .25-06 out to the 100 yard line this afternoon. We had a "cold front" blow through central Texas so temperature in the shade was a nice 92 degrees. I bought some factory rounds for testing (but mostly so I could reload brass with .25-06 headstamps) and in the spirit of the upcoming season I opted for a hunting bullet: Hornady Superformance 117g SST claiming 3110 fps at the muzzle. My 24" heavy barrel (thank you Txhillbilly for clarifying that) averaged 3190 fps over 10 shots through the chronograph. As for accuracy, I was sorely disappointed, but mostly with myself. The rifle stock, which I mistakenly reported as being an AccuStock, simply does not fit my build well, and the scope was another force to be reckoned with. The Burris Fullfield II 6.5-20x50 was crystal clear and the 1/4 MOA adjustments were spot on, but the eye relief was uncomfortably short. Coupled with a standard 13.5" length of pull stock, this 5' 9" shooter was unable to properly address the rifle in any manner of comfort. But the rifle did its part, averaging just a shade under MOA accuracy despite its operator's inadequacies. There is certainly hope for the future in the way of a new stock, new glass, and some finely tuned hand loads.

As for my initial inquiry into the recoil of the .25-06, I now have my answer. I chose to shoot a heavier bullet from a relatively hot-loaded product line to get an idea of the upper limits of kick in this caliber, and I would say this load felt very similar to a mild .308, which for me would be uncomfortable to shoot more than 40 to 50 rounds in a single sitting. On my way home from the range I picked up some 90 grain varmint bullets to see just how gentle the .25-06 can get, and those Hornady cases are about to get loaded before they've even cooled down!

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Apparently some of my pictures are "not valid image files"...

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The 25/06 has the capability to be just as versatile as the 243. The 2" of barrel amounts to 150 fps with slow burning powder. You can always make a load by mixing a fast burning powder with the slower burning powder you desire to use that will maximize the 22" barrel. You have a hunting rifle. It is light and balanced to handle without a rest. It won't be the most accurate rifle in the world but it is more accurate than 99.5% of the population that enjoys shooting guns. You should be very happy with your new rifle.

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ColdIron,The scope is an easy fix. Just buy a 1 pc Weaver rail base for it,and a new set of rings for the rail. You'll be able to adjust the scope forward/backward on the rail to get your correct eye relief on the scope.
As for the stock,the factory one is junk,and you'll probably need to buy one aftermarket. If you need a shorter pull length,you'd be better off getting a wooden stock that you can easily shorten to suit your needs. Boyd's would be your cheapest route for a laminate stock. You will need to take the action out of the stock to determine whether you have a Staggered feed or Center feed magazine for that rifle. If the magazine box is attached to the bottom of the action,it's a Staggered feed,If the magazine box stays in the stock when removed,it's a Center feed.
You can make any long action stock work on a Savage,but it helps/saves work if you buy the correct stock for your rifle. It's different with short actions,since the action bolt holes have different spacing between the different magazine types,but long actions are spaced the same.

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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/863438/weaver-1-piece-extended-multi-slot-tactical-picatinny-style-base-savage-110-series-long-action-matte

I prefer to use Burris Signature Zee rings on all of my scopes,but if you think you may upgrade optics anytime soon,you may want to opt for a cheaper set unless you plan on staying with a 1" main tube scope. A medium height ring will work perfect on a 1 pc rail for a 50mm objective scope.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/416175/burris-1-signature-zee-weaver-style-rings-matte-medium

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/712472/burris-1-signature-ring-pos-align-offset-inserts-installation-kit-005-010-and-020?cm_vc=sugv1416175

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Burris scopes are usually good scopes. You might get by with just a cheekpad. I would fold up a hand towel for a temporary cheekpad.

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The 25/06 has the capability to be just as versatile as the 243. The 2" of barrel amounts to 150 fps with slow burning powder. You can always make a load by mixing a fast burning powder with the slower burning powder you desire to use that will maximize the 22" barrel. You have a hunting rifle. It is light and balanced to handle without a rest. It won't be the most accurate rifle in the world but it is more accurate than 99.5% of the population that enjoys shooting guns. You should be very happy with your new rifle.
surely you are not suggesting someone experimenting with loading two different powders. that's very unsafe and not recommended in doing by any means. best suggestion is to use a powder suggested at the charges recommended in a proper load data book.

THIS IS VERY UNSAFE!!!!!!!!!!!
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