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iahunter87 10-01-2013 01:48 AM

which rifle brand?
 
Am looking to purchase a rifle in 25-06 caliber for deer hunting and coyote Control and was looKing at the rem 700 sps stainless but also had ppl tell me savage. What brand should I choose I've shot rem shotguns for years deer hunting and never had problems just need opinions from more informational poeple thanks.

Txhillbilly 10-01-2013 03:23 AM

Either brand will serve you well.
The 25/06 is one of my favorite calibers,and is an excellent deer/varmint hunting caliber. I shoot a heavy barreled Savage 25/06,I prefer the heavy barrel in this caliber,a sporter barrel will be too hot to shoot after a couple rapid shots.
You can also look at Tikka,Howa/Weatherby Vanguard,Ruger,Marlin,Browning,Winchester,Thompson Center,they all produce rifles in 25/06,but some only come with a 22" barrel,and a 24" -26" barrel performs better with this caliber.

Anna_Purna 10-01-2013 03:37 AM

You left out Sako, TX:rolleyes:

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fc8bfaa.jpg

kryptar19 10-01-2013 03:40 AM

If to are not opposed to spending a little more, look at the Tikka T3. Well worth the extra cash.

Txhillbilly 10-01-2013 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna_Purna (Post 1389155)

No,I was just listing rifles under $1k,and since the Tikka is just an economy Sako,I think that will work for him.
There are many other premium brand rifles that will surely work,but they also carry a premium price tag.:D

Steel_Talon 10-01-2013 03:45 AM

Savage...Champagne accuracy on a beer budget:) 25-06 is my favorite deer caliber.... It can be a bit prissy when your working up a good handload, but when the moon and stars align it's a awe inspiring zip code killer.

kryptar19 10-01-2013 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Steel_Talon
Savage...Champagne accuracy on a beer budget:) 25-06 is my favorite deer caliber.... It can be a bit prissy when your working up a good handload, but when the moon and stars align it's a awe inspiring zip code killer.

Best description of a Savage I've ever herd. I would choose a Savage 10 over a 700 any day.

Anna_Purna 10-01-2013 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly (Post 1389159)
No,I was just listing rifles under $1k,and since the Tikka is just an economy Sako,I think that will work for him.
There are many other premium brand rifles that will surely work,but they also carry a premium price tag.:D

Then I won't cut you out of my will just yet :D

iahunter87 10-02-2013 01:04 AM

Txhillbilly what model is ur savage I was wanting a heavy barrel for my 25-06 and Remington was goin make a rifle with a heavy barrel but stopped and could u send a pic of ur rifle

Txhillbilly 10-02-2013 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by iahunter87 (Post 1390077)
Txhillbilly what model is ur savage I was wanting a heavy barrel for my 25-06 and Remington was goin make a rifle with a heavy barrel but stopped and could u send a pic of ur rifle

I called Effie Sullivan at Savage,and had the Savage Custom shop build the one I have a few years ago.
For about the same money you could just buy a Savage long action rifle,and swap barrels with an aftermarket heavy barrel. The only reason I went with the factory barrel is one of the shooting matches I shoot in only allows factory rifles in the class I shoot in.
Whether you buy a Savage or the Remington SPS,you'll probably want/need to get an aftermarket stock for the rifle. The factory stocks SUCK!
Ruger does offer the M77 in a heavy barreled 25-06,and there are some as well as the Remington 700 for sale on gunbroker.

This is mine in a Choate tactical stock-

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...gets/002-7.jpg

It doesn't shoot too shabby either-

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...argets/035.jpg

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...argets/016.jpg


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