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.
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.
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.
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.