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Old 10-01-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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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.

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You left out Sako, TX

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

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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.
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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.

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

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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-



It doesn't shoot too shabby either-



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