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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:40 PM

rmgunsmith

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25.06 rifle cartridge

Attended a recent gun show and purchased a custom Mauser action rifle with Weatherby premier wood stock. Took it to the range the next day and hit a clay pigeon at 100 50 yards, 12 gong at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. You could hear it thump the gongs real hard. I have not seen such a flat shooting , long range cartridge perform like that!

After reading this article I can see why!

http://www.myoutdoorsite.com/fullarticle.aspx?cat=Hunting&id=85

5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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25-06

Yes, I believe it. I started a build from scratch Mauser about 2 years ago. I was advised early to go for the 25.06. It's the most expensive non-NFA piece I have. The stock will be finished later this year and then all I need is a scope. I can't wait.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 10:26 PM

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.25-06

since i have a Savage model 110 already(.270 Win)i have been thinking about buying a barrel for the 25 caliber.for savages,rebarreling is easy.just need a barrel nut wrench,go-no go gauges for each caliber and whatever caliber barrel you want.cheaper than having any other bolt gun rebarrelled and i can do this my self!
i was thinking about going with a .35 Whelen (.30-06 case necked up to .35 caliber)but i dont hunt for anything bigger than deer

5 years 26 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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.25-06

Is a real versital caliber. Out here bwe use them from Rock chucks to Elk and would make a dandy moose rifle as well.
If you reload you can make the .25-06 shoot very very well.
I agree with greasypaws, the Savage rifle is a platform the average guy can use to build up a real shooter. Easy to work on and a lot of options available.
As a matter of fact SAVAGE MAKES THE MOST ACCURATE FACTORY RIFLE IN THE U.S.A.....Fact.
But the Mauser should be a great rifle, enjoy and show pictures of yor rifle and targets. SOUNDS LIKE YOU FOUND A GOOD ONE.

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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.25-06

I bought a used Remington 700 BDL in .25-06 in 1984 for $125. Put a used Redfield scope on it. Couldn't believe how well it shot when zeroing it. Took it deer hunting, got a small 8-point the first shot I fired. My hunting pardner bought the rig off of me when we got back to camp, for over twice what I'd paid for it! Later on, I felt kinda dumb when I remembered how well it shot. The guy who bought it still has it.

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