And the 25/20 is more efficient still!!
Sheesh.... If one is going to carry a 30/06 lenght action, I would not see any benefit of the 25/06, AI or otherwise VS a 257WBY especially since we can get terrific brass without fireforming and the 25/06 is not going to get us to the speeds a 257WBY will achieve. A mere 15-20 grains of powder per round loaded is not going to make that much difference in cost to reload or recoil in my view.
Kenaiking is right that a 25/06AI might get sorta close, but I am pushing moly'ed 100gr TSX's at 3800 and I dont think 50 or so grains of powder is ever going to even sniff these kinds of speeds. My .02 since it was asked of us.
BTW, I am on my 3rd 25ROYwill probably not be without one again so long as I can get out and hunt deer sized stuff.
Edited by safariman (03/09/09 09:49 AM)
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Show me good wood wrapped around a CRF action, chambered in a cartridge that is among the fastest of its caliber, or don't show me at all 'cause you did it all wrong.