25.06

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  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    I am thinking of buying another rifle. Who makes an inexpensive but quality 25.06? I see Savage Arms has a few but can't seem to find any others.
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Kerry, Kind of depends on what your definition of inexpensive is.

    Browning Cross Bolt $700 to $800 with scope.
    Mossberg 4x4 $400 no scope
    Remington 700 $850-$1,000
    Savage Model 11/110 with scope $525 - $1,000
    Savage Axis no scope under $400
    Tika T3 Lite $575 to $700
    Weatherby Vanguard about $550

    That should get you started in researching.
     
  3. KerryS

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    Thanks Ron. I looked at the Remington site and somehow missed the 700 Long Range in 25.06. The Tika T3 Lite Long looks interesting.
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    My Son had a Tikka. Trigger & accuracy were pretty impressive out of the box. I'd be inclined to shy-away from Remingtons until I was sure they have their safety/trigger issue resolved. You may want to consider Ruger, also.
     
  5. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Savage has a great rep for quality/price ratio. But I've also heard really good things about Tikka as well.
     
  6. KerryS

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    Jim, I looked at the Ruger website and didn't find any 25.06s. Some fine looking weapons but I am somewhat set on a 25.06.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Dang, Ruger dropped the venerable .25-06 from their line-up. Sorry about misleading you, Kerry. Reckon I'll keep my SS Ruger #1 in that fine caliber.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Sako might be another option, Kerry, as would Thompson Center. I lapped-in the scope rings & mounted a scope on a friend's TC Venture (in .204 Ruger caliber) & that thing is scary accurate. I own a TC G2 rifle with barrels in several calibers & they all shoot extremely well, too.
     
  9. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Jim, I'm a fan of Remington 700's in most any caliber. I am not a fan of their factory triggers. I replace the factory trigger with a Timney. Not only do I get a really nice trigger, it solves the safety problem as well.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    As am I, Ron, but I made the same trigger mod. I've had several in my lifetime chambered from .17 Remington & .22-250 to .270 & 300 Win Mag. The only one that wasn't a "shooter" was the .22-250; it had a bad crown from the factory, but a new barrel cured that.
     
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  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I have one of the older 700 Varmint Specials in .25-06 and have used it for antelope in Montana. I've shot antelope with it anywheres from 125 yards out to 450 yards. The Varmint Specials I've had were noted for shooting small groups. Most shot at or under .5 MOA so any miss was not due to the rifle.
     
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    Remington 700s have a longstanding reputation as being a great action. But what has QC been like in the last few years? We all know what happened to Marlin, but it seems like I've seen rumblings of some quality decline in the Remington line as well. But I can't tell if it's real or just internet chatter (you only hear the bad stuff phenomenon) and/or continued mistrust of the Freedom group. Anyone have any input on that?
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Before Remington got new ownership the trigger quality sucked. The 700 was my favorite rifle to accurize as it shot well and the trigger took adjustments well. Somewhere the quality went into the crapper. I had one trigger I worked on that one of the screws was cross threaded, permanently locking it into position. I would class that one as a real POS. I cannot comment on current ownership.
     
  14. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I can vouch for Zen's Varmit specials ,they are shooters.
     
  15. Quisutch

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    KerryS: not being critical, just curious. What is it about 25-06 that you like?