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Anyone here run a fast twist 25-06? With berger making a 135 and 133g with a bc near .65 the 25s have finally became slightly interesting to me. I once build a 6.5-06 on a rem action and I loved the way it fed and had 5 in the mag box with plenty of room to seat out. My accountant talked me out of the 6.5-06 but I still miss it for the way it functioned and just worked well in hunting situations.

A 25-06 feeds slick and functions great on a rem LA it's just always been handicapped by slow twists and lack of high bc bullet options. I wish northland offered a remage 25 in an 8 twist. I'd be tempted to give another 25-06 a shot. I had one in a ss mtn 700but a campfire member from Oregon I believe talked me out of it.

I still prefer 6.5s by a wide margin with lots of good bullet options but a fast twist 25-06 would give you proper headstamped brass and the option to run factory ammo in a pinch. I ordered a few more remage barrels the other day from northland and James mentioned a lot if guys were doing 25 Creedmoor. I've got no interest in that given factory 6.5 and 6 options abound but it makes me think James must have some fast twist .257 tubes available. I better make another call to NSS.

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Iddave built one. He might chime in. It’s on my radar as well.

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The factory stamped brass or ammo matters zero to me. Can't get 30-06 in 2 YEARS, the hopes for 25-06 would be less than nothing.

So if I have to reload anyway....

What does the 25 cal, .65 BC Berger do better than the 6.5 cal with a .694 BC Berger?


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Besides the new 6.5 magnum chamberings, a 25-06 would drive a similar weight bullet quite a bit faster wouldn’t it? I bet you could get 3000 FPS with the 133 grain bullet with a slow burning powder and 26” barrel.

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I was thinking 25-06 vs 6.5-06 in my response.


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I had preferred barrel blanks screw a 1:7.5 twist 25-06 barrel onto an old Remington LA I had at hand for my son’s graduation present.

I freaking love that thing. I can see having it done again real soon. Barrel is 23”, and from memory I think we’re running the 133 Bergers at 2950 with Retumbo. He killed an elk and a nice pronghorn with it this year at 500+ yards.

Simply a great, all-purpose rifle/chambering imho.

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Originally Posted by iddave
I had preferred barrel blanks screw a 1:7.5 twist 25-06 barrel onto an old Remington LA I had at hand for my son’s graduation present.

I freaking love that thing. I can see having it done again real soon. Barrel is 23”, and from memory I think we’re running the 133 Bergers at 2950 with Retumbo. He killed an elk and a nice pronghorn with it this year at 500+ yards.

Simply a great, all-purpose rifle/chambering imho.

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just took a Weatherby mark 5 rifle and rebarreled with a 4 contour , 7 1/2 twist , finished at 28 inches ,chambered in a 257 Weatherby mag. cartridge , Brux barrel , i built this to shoot the 135 gr. Berger bullets ,Hammer bullets and maybe 131 gr. B.J. bullets too. have not shot it much hoping to get 3300 + fps with good accuracy. i do know my 257 Creedmoor really shoots well out to 500 yards and rifle has a Brux barrel 7 1/2 twist barrel too. this new rifle is for any range antelope and deer , i have shot some antelope and deer in the past with just a Brux 10 twist barrel 100 gr. Nosler partition in a 257 Weatherby mag at 3800 fps a long ways out on the first shot already but hope to gain just a little more. hopefully ? i feel the 25 caliber rifles should come with a 8 twist barrel not a 10 twist , i also rebarreled 2 - 257 Roberts rifles with 8 twist Brux barrels ,both these rifles shoot really well with 115 gr. and 135 grain bullets these 2 rifles are for the family ladies to use also. good luck with your 25-06 should be a good long range shooter too ,Pete53

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Never got any further than brain storming stage but , always thought a 135-140 gr high BC style bullet in a 25-06 with a 1:7 twist would be awesome.. no this thread pops up .no the gears are whirling...

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I got a 25-284 on a long action with a 7.5" twist barrel and its a hammer. Shoots the 135 Berger at 3110 fps with a 22" barrel. The gun is quickly becoming onw of my favorites.

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I recently sent my BDL 25-06 off to pac nor because it never shot consistently enough to my liking. Originally I asked for a9” twist super match barrel. Then I saw the long VLD’s Berger is making and asked them to make it an 8” twist instead. I’m hoping in the next few years for some heavier accubonds or ELD X’s. Time will tell.

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Originally Posted by Benbo
I recently sent my BDL 25-06 off to pac nor because it never shot consistently enough to my liking. Originally I asked for a9” twist super match barrel. Then I saw the long VLD’s Berger is making and asked them to make it an 8” twist instead. I’m hoping in the next few years for some heavier accubonds or ELD X’s. Time will tell.


yes i agree , i did get a 1- 7 1/2 twist 257 Weatherby done with a Brux barrel , i am going to try and get the Hammer bullets to shoot well for now hopefully ?

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25-06 has become my favorite for long range hunting. (Over 300 yards). But you’ll definitely benefit from a faster twist and heavier billets in it.

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I understand the logic so certainly won't denigrate it, but built a .25/06 with match grade 26" #5 SS fluted barrel with the standard 10" twist and an additional .020" throat added and have never seen it lack anything I can hunt with a .257.

I liked and still have 100gn Hornady SP, 100gn Barnes TTSX and 120 Nosler Partitions with a sprinkling of Hornady 117gn SPBT's. They all shoot exceptionally well. The 100gn Partition is no slouch either. While these bullets don't have the high BC's some people seek, they sure don't fail because of that as hunting bullets.
It's just a great cartridge for the majority of game we have.


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These fast twist guys make me laugh. Like nothing can be killed with old bullets and conventional twists. I had several fast twist rifles honestly they sucked.


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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
These fast twist guys make me laugh. Like nothing can be killed with old bullets and conventional twists. I had several fast twist rifles honestly they sucked.


What sucked about them WCH?

I agree though, normal twists and bullets still hunt just fine.


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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
These fast twist guys make me laugh. Like nothing can be killed with old bullets and conventional twists. I had several fast twist rifles honestly they sucked.


Interesting! Not heard that take on fast twist barrels. Longer slippery bullets they allow use of generally enhances a cartridges capability. I have however thought that some slippery bullets aren’t what a person prefers or has experience with for on game action. Admittedly I’d be all over a sleek re-vamp of the Partition.

Anyhow, just curious.

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Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
These fast twist guys make me laugh. Like nothing can be killed with old bullets and conventional twists. I had several fast twist rifles honestly they sucked.


Interesting! Not heard that take on fast twist barrels. Longer slippery bullets they allow use of generally enhances a cartridges capability. I have however thought that some slippery bullets aren’t what a person prefers or has experience with for on game action. Admittedly I’d be all over a sleek re-vamp of the Partition.

Anyhow, just curious.


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Accuracy for one. The best accuracy came with conventional bullets rather than the extra heavy target bullets. I gave one barrel away, and the guy who took it found out the same. I for one don't need a 135 gr. 25 caliber bullet, if I want a heavier bullet, then the.270 works fine. It has for almost 100 years.


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Originally Posted by beretzs
Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
These fast twist guys make me laugh. Like nothing can be killed with old bullets and conventional twists. I had several fast twist rifles honestly they sucked.


Interesting! Not heard that take on fast twist barrels. Longer slippery bullets they allow use of generally enhances a cartridges capability. I have however thought that some slippery bullets aren’t what a person prefers or has experience with for on game action. Admittedly I’d be all over a sleek re-vamp of the Partition.

Anyhow, just curious.


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Hahaha. You’re right - I still like that old school copper barrier 😜

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