25 cal for comps

Mar 29, 2012
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Anyone considered making a 25x47 or similar?
I know bullet selection is limited, but I've always thought the .25 as a bit under explored.
Wouldn't this calibre be a good compromise between 6mm and 6.5mm?
I am guilty of wanting to be different.
 

Culpeper

One divided by F damn it.
Nov 25, 2006
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#3
I shoot precision .257. Even if there were better bullet selection you will still be shooting with a handicap. Speed is not a problem. It's the BC limitations and lack of wind bucking ability. Nevertheless, getting hit with it is death incarnate. Oddly, I find the Speer 120 Spitzer BT the best. With the right load you can finish in the top 10% against 6 and 6.5 but it just can't compete. Thus, the handicap. The 90% that were beat by it have some work to do. :)
 

XLR308

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Mar 22, 2018
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It's a very formidable hunting caliber within normal distances for whitetail and predator control.

All I can recall my uncle ever having was a 25-06, fast and flat shooting but as others have stated its the lack of high BC bullets were it falls short same with the .277 caliber but another great caliber for hunting.
 

mijp5

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I think cautericio made a 257 that was formidable but the caliber is obsolete because it is right in the middle of a small gap between 2 very good calibers
 

XLR308

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The JLK 108 vld is about the highest BC I know of for the caliber at .500 then there are the 110eldx and 115 Berger vld both around .460, good for hunting distances but lacking for long range comps.
Maybe someone makes a higher BC monolithic but the cost would be prohibitive for regular COMP use I would think when there are so many other good 6mm and 6.5mm high BC match bullets available.
 

Skookum

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With great 6mm bullets and great 6.5mm bullets already a reality, there is no reason a high BC 25 caliber bullet can't be done. It's just that no one has cared to do it.
 
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