Originally Posted by danf_fl
I have not worked much with the 25-06. Would the twist rate of th 25-06 barrel cause the groupings to expand with your powder / bullet weight?
The twist rate can affect your groups very much so. But my twist is 1-10 on this gun,and it should shoot up to 120gr bullets.
Some barrels have a sweet spot and they just prefer a certain weight or style of bullet shot through them,but most of my problem is the tooling marks inside the bore.It is just ripping the copper jacket apart,and copper fouling the barrel really bad.The end results are bad groups.
It shoots 100gr Sierra bullets really good,but they are not the only bullet that I like to shoot.
I'm going to clean the crap out of it this weekend,and I have a bunch of different powder and bullet combo's to load up,so maybe I'll get lucky and find something that will shoot the way I know this gun should.
I might also try some of those Tubb's Final Finish bullets before I yank this barrel off the action,and change it out.
I'd really hate to have to change a barrel on a new gun!