25-06 vs .257 Wby
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default 25-06 vs .257 Wby

which do you like best and why? or are there any other 25 caliber rifles you like better?
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Don`t have a .257 Weatherby Magnum, but my hot .26-06`s are hard enough on barrels I can`t emagine how the .257 would be.......
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Guess i never got the 257 wby. it is a great open feild small to midium game rifle but for most its to limited in that you do have to watch what ammo your useing at close range. I would be fine if only a 25 cal ws it with a 257 roberts a or 25-06.
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To me,The extra expense for ammo,and the gained fps aren't worth it. I've just never feel into the Faster is Better crowd.
So what if your bullet gets to the same place a mili-second sooner.

The Weatherby and Ackley Improved calibers have just never made much sense to me,as well as the Ultra Mag stuff.People just get caught up in the FPS stuff.
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The .25-06 seems to be one of those "sweet" calibers that just work. I am unable to load an innaccurate load for my Remington 700 .25-06. I have never heard anyone complain about the accuracy of theirs. 100-200 more fps, greater barrel wear, more expensive ammo and less accuracy? I'll stick with my rifle.
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I agree... I don't see the benefit from "odd ball" cartridges. I am a big fan of the 30-06 (long action) and 308 (short action) family of cartridges. This includes the 30-06, 270, and 25-06 and the 308, 7mm08, and 243. All these cartridges can be purchased at Walmart for a reasonable price and perform well.
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i agree... I don't see the benefit from "odd ball" cartridges. I am a big fan of the 30-06 (long action) and 308 (short action) family of cartridges. This includes the 30-06, 270, and 25-06 and the 308, 7mm08, and 243. All these cartridges can be purchased at walmart for a reasonable price and perform well.

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25-06 the greatest cartridge to ever be produced. I also plan on building a 25-08 (.25 Souper) .25-08 (.25 Souper)
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