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    Hi all; I live near Cambridge and have been stalking 16 years. I did my level 1 DSC in about 1999 and completed my level 2 in 2009 under the aegis of the BASC and the Forestry Commission. My first rifle was a Sako 25-06, but Norman Clark re-barrelled it as a 6.5 a few years ago. My son introduced me to fullbore target shooting; I'm enthusiastic but nbg. I manage to cull about fifteen beasts a year. It was more when I took to the Highlands culling hinds, but I am no longer fit enough.

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    Welcome to the site,

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Welcome, love the 25-06!

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    When my rifle was a 25-06 the hammer forged Sako barrel was very accurate indeed. In retrospect, which always gives 20-20 vision, there was no need to change. Knowing now what I do about reloading, there is nothing that the 6.5 does that the 25-06 couldn't also do. However, I have no regrets about the change, as the 6.5, using Sierra 140 grain Game kings is a death ray; if only I could shoot as well as the rifle performs!

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