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Old 12-22-2005, 08:15 AM
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I will be buying a new rifle this spring mainly for deer and have pretty much narrowed it down to either a 25-06 or 270. But here is my question.

I was leaning towards the 25-06 just because of the lighter recoil than the 270 (i like to shoot so i will be at the range fairly often) and also because with the 25-06 i have seen varmint rounds in the 80 grain weight range where i haven't seen anything like that for the 270. (i know a 130 gr .270 will drop a coyote flat) however would the rate of twist of the barrel of the average 25-06 about 1 in 10 for say a 120 grain bullethave the same effect as with a 75 or 80 grain bullet???

Will there be any decrease in productivity of the 25-06 80 grain round? or should i just stick with the 270 and drop em flat.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

Go to the Remington website and download the remington shoot program. I can give you a pretty good idea about ballistic performance and allows you to compare rounds. You can change atmospheric condistion, etc...

The only issue is, it odes not take into consideration the rifle manufacturer or reload/custom ammo.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

Both cartridges are damned good. Fact is, they are so close that until you get bigger than caribou there isnt a dimes worth of difference. Granted the 25-06 will shoot flatter. The offset is the 270 will do for elk. Barrel twist on the 25-06 should be right around 1:10, which is the same as a 270's twist.

I have a 25-06 and am amazed at how well it shoots. It is one of those cartridges that usually shoots better than it really should. My favorite groundhog load for that rifle included a 87 grain bullet doin just shy of 3400 fps. Very deadly on little critters. For deer, I prefered 120s. They worked real well on several deer.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:11 PM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

Varmints + Deer = 25-06 Good ballistics, light recoil, and a wide variety of bullet selections make it very versatile.

87 gr. spire points are good at the range and on critters. I have loaded some 75 gr. V-Max, but haven't had a chance to shoot them yet.

For deer, there are several bullets in the 110-120 range worth a try. I am currently using Accubonds, as the Barnes Triple Shock loads are still in the developmental stage.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:46 PM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

I like -- amend that -- love the .25-06 very much. Great for any deer and pronghorn antelope. Flat shooting. Doubles on varmints, particularly coyote. Even so the .270 is just as good for practical purposes. I have a .25-06 and don't see any circumstances where I would buy a .270. If I had a .270 I think I would feel the same way about buying a .25-06. These are pretty close to each other in capability and roles. I have a .30-06 which is the rifle I'll take for any elk hunting or mountain goat hunting. What would I hunt that is too big for the .25-06 but too small for the .30-06?
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

I of course would say the .270, because I shoot a .270/130gr 0r 150gr NP's, but I would'nt put down the .25-06 in any way!
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:33 PM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

The .25-06 with the new 110 gr. Nosler Accubond is a pretty good elk round as well. Not quite as good as a .270 with an Accubond, buta big improvement over about anything that was offered previously.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:05 AM
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Default RE: rate of twist in 25-06

I just went over to www.shilen.comand looked up what they have to say about Rifle Barrels, Calibers, and Twist rates.
For over 100gr bullets they recomend 1:9.

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