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13 Apr 2018 11:01 #1 by Clinto86
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hi guys just after some ideas or info on what I should be looking at when I re barrel the 2506?
I have a 2506 that has a broken stock and the barrel is just about gone. so I was thinking maybe rebarrel it to another cal why im there. I already have a 243 that's just had a bit of $ thrown at it that's shooting nice and is loving the 95 gr. so I was thinking of a projectile around the 130-140 gr would be a decent increase In size.
interested in everyones thoughts and advice.

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13 Apr 2018 13:07 #2 by mitch
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Do you reload?

What use will it be for i.e hunting, target etc?

There are heaps of cartridges. 260rem, 6.5x55, 270win, stay with 25-06, 257 roberts all to name a few

All comes down to what you want it for, and whether ammo needs to be shop bought or not
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13 Apr 2018 15:14 #3 by Send-it
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sounds like you need a 270.
its a great all rounder in the bigger case capacities, and there is always ammo available.
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14 Apr 2018 22:30 #4 by MrCarbine
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It's hard to replace the 25/06 with anything that would have the same qualities - low recoil, flat trajectory.
But since you asked there is always the 280 Remington. Yes it will kick a little more than a 25/06 it will hit harder and it also has the higher "cool factor" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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15 Apr 2018 05:56 #5 by Feral Shooter
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Depends on what you are using it for but my 2 cents is.

30/06.

Why? Because it has the largest range of projectiles.. Out of all calibers. Thus the most versatile.

Got it, Load it, shoot it..

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15 Apr 2018 15:49 #6 by Clinto86
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sorry should have mentioned that. yes I will be reloading for it. will be used for hunting but long range stuff on occasions as well.
just a question on the 260 and 6.5 as you mentioned though. I thought the 260 and 6.5 was a short action? or am I wrong?

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15 Apr 2018 17:58 #7 by mitch
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In design yes, however some like the 260 on a long action in order to seat bullets out further.

284winchester is another nice one
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15 Apr 2018 18:34 #8 by adamjp
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If you are after the 130/140gn bullets then go with the 6.5-06.

25/06 cases necked up, 270 cases necked down and trimmed, or 30/06 cases necked down.

It is a simple wildcat and 140gn at 3000fps is pretty much on the money.
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16 Apr 2018 10:53 #9 by Clinto86
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I like the sound of 140 gr @ 3000 fps! would that be a hot load adamjp? not that it matters just curious?

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17 Apr 2018 18:57 #10 by adamjp
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No, that is a pretty standard top end load from a typical 26in barrel.

I have managed to get 2890fps from my 22in barreled, polygonal rifled 6.5-06 but it really hits a wall then and cannot do more. I've had people say 'I get that from my 260 Remington' and I wonder what pressures they are subjecting their rifle to.

FWIW the 6.5-06, 6.5-284, 6.5 Rem Mag and the 6.5 PRC are all within a bees dick of each other in capacity and performance.


If I could build that rifle again I would built it as a 280 Remington. The cartridge would suit my hunting needs better than the 6.5-06.
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