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Thread: .270 vs .25-06

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    .270 vs .25-06

    As above really, looking to get another calibre and will be used for everything from Muntjac to woodland Reds in due course.

    Reckon i favour the .270 but have been offered a cheap Sako 75 in .25-06 and the dealer selling it uses the calibre himself and rates it very highly.

    Experiences and honest views anyone? What has the most lazer like trajectory at 250 yards?

    Thanks

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    Get a 270. With 150 grain bullets you can sight in 3" high at 100 and be within a couple inches of spot on at 250.~Muir

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    I shoot .270 and I love it, 130grainers just under 3000fps work a treat for me.

    130 grain gameking in the .270 zeroed at 100 shoots 2.8" low at 200 and 10.7" low at 300.

    110 grain barnes TSX in the .270 zeroed at 100 shoots 2.1" low at 200 and 8.4" low at 300.

    25-06 rem with a 117grain gameking zeroed at 100 will shoot 3" low at 200 and 11" low at 300.

    25-06 rem with 100grain barnes TSX zeroed at 100 shoots 2.4" low at 200 and 9.4" low at 300.

    This is all factory data from Federals website but, it gives you an idea.

    Only problem with 25-06 is getting good ammo at a reasonable cost if your not reloading, having said that getting decent brass can be a ball ache too.

    ATB
    Moses

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    I must agree, there is some very reasonable ammo about for the .270. I use PRVI Partizan 130 grain, very flat, very accurate. little recoil and I buy at 48 per 100. My .270 is my "all rounder" for the UK

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    I use a 270 with priv amo and my mate has a 25.06 all i can say mine likes the amo and the bullet drop is managable reds out to 385 yards.
    my mate has full confidence in his 25.06 now but has had to find a round it likes go for the 270

    wayne
    amberdog

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    walk into any gunshop, ask for either 270 or 25-06, see which is most readily available. I've taken mine to Africa, took Kudu to warthog with no problems and could have sourced 270 rounds if needed. Not likely with 25-06 in either situation above. deerwarden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir
    Get a 270. With 150 grain bullets you can sight in 3" high at 100 and be within a couple inches of spot on at 250.~Muir

    Shows how little Muir really knows!

    Zero a 25-06 at 1.25" high at 100m and you be spot on at 200m and about 2" low at 300m

    Get the 25-06 you will not regret it

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    ..... how little muir really knows?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Stand Buck
    Quote Originally Posted by Muir
    Get a 270. With 150 grain bullets you can sight in 3" high at 100 and be within a couple inches of spot on at 250.~Muir

    Shows how little Muir really knows!

    Zero a 25-06 at 1.25" high at 100m and you be spot on at 200m and about 2" low at 300m

    Get the 25-06 you will not regret it
    are we sure about that figure at 300 yards? a drop of 3.25 inches from a 100 yard zero rifle at 300 yards?

    don't think so

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    I thought Muir's data was about right.
    Stand buck what loads are you using? Even a 85 grainer has more drop.

    I would tend to a 270. 130gr if one wants flat and 150 if power.
    Seen speeds drop way down on a 25-06 with a short barrel.
    edi

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    Re: ..... how little muir really knows?????

    Quote Originally Posted by ruki
    Quote Originally Posted by Stand Buck
    Quote Originally Posted by Muir
    Get a 270. With 150 grain bullets you can sight in 3" high at 100 and be within a couple inches of spot on at 250.~Muir

    Shows how little Muir really knows!

    Zero a 25-06 at 1.25" high at 100m and you be spot on at 200m and about 2" low at 300m

    Get the 25-06 you will not regret it
    are we sure about that figure at 300 yards? a drop of 3.25 inches from a 100 yard zero rifle at 300 yards?

    don't think so
    He didn't say it was zeroed at 100m!
    it was 1.25" high at 100m, ZEROED at 200m and 2" low at 300m. ie drops
    3.25" from 100m.
    Mine is about the same!

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