25-06 for long range

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    25-06 for long range

    How good is the 25-06 at long range accuracy? If it has poor performance what can i change it to? What bullets would you shoot? I found some berger vld bullets and I plan to shoot 1000yrd targets and hnt with this rifle.

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    With a good rifle and handloads, the .25-06 makes a very good long range cartridge. If you are shooting a factory hunting rifle with factory loads, then you will be very limited. The round itself has lots of potential for the handloader.

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    With a .25-06, you might want to load up some 120 grain bullets at 3000 fps.

    This would make a good long range load.

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    The rifle is a custom built of a FN Mauser action with a medium varmint barrel and a fajen stock. It shoots sub MOA with winchester. I am still considering buying this gun for $600. Do you think it is worth it?

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    I hunt with a factory Remmy Custom Deluxe 700 BDL 25-06 and have several kills at over 400 yards. The farthest was this last deer season about 460 yards. For hunting light skinned animals it is great and does not kick like a mule. I shoot 115 gr Nosler Ballistic tips loaded on the high end of the charge spectrum for h4831sc. Target shooting at 1000 yards???? NO idea since I havent done it yet and probably wont with that rifle.
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    If if is a commercial FN Mauser action from the 1950s, then you should jump on the deal.



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    What would you folks say is a great Barrel Length to have for a 25-06 for long distance, I'm looking at a Bull barrel, most if not all my shots will be with a bi-pod.

    So I'm looking at what will give me more FPS as well as accuracy.
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    Medium Palma or similar, 26" at the crown or longer.

    I'd really be building the rifle around the Berger 115 if I were you. The cartridge has the boiler room to push that sucker pretty hard.

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    Yup, 26 or better.

    oh, and...


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    Since weight is not an issue, as has been said, 26+.
    I have used 22", 24" & 26, mine is a Sendero 26" 25-06AI

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