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25 Cal. Suggestions
Jul 25th, 2008 at 9:29pm
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I really enjoy shooting sub-30 cal. rifles, and have a #1 RB action that was originally chambered in 7 Mau.  My quiestion is, could the 25-35 round be competitive in 200 yd Schuetzen matches.  I would appreciate any and all of your comments on my questions.
  
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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #1 - Jul 25th, 2008 at 11:12pm
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Or you could use the .257 Roberts chambering and keep the same extractor.  Just thinking out loud here, but it WOULD be an easy build.  Keep the pressures realistic for the roller action, of course.

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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #2 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 10:50am
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Froggie, thanks for the reply, but I would like to pose the question another way.  If you had identical RB's in 25-35 or .257 Bob, to take to a 200 yd match, which one, would you feel could be the most competitve?  Secondary question, if you were to build a  RB in 25 Cal for 200 yd matches what chambering would you choose?  Both questions open to all member of course, who might want to post their opinions.
  
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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #3 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 12:24pm
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25-35, especially considering the new hotter Roberts loadings now available. 25-35 has less capacity and a longer neck, both are Good Things for accuracy.
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Reply #4 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 1:28pm
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The 250 Savage has less capacity and would have less air space. For cast bullets the Savage would give all the velocity you need.
  
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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #5 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 1:39pm
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What Joe said...and more of it!   Grin

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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #6 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 8:40pm
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I was thinking of "simple" and then you go and add all those complications like being competitive, etc.  I bow to my buddy JD's superior knowledge in that respect for the .25s since all I've ever shot were .25-20s and a few rounds through my old light barreled .25-35 (before the action was resurrected for better things.) 

I would have no qualms whatsoever about a using a .25-35 in a roller from the standpoint of strength or for accuracy.  In fact, since some rollers have been converted to the venerable .30-30 which has the same case head (and extractor) I know it is do-able!  Cheesy

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Re: 25 Cal. Suggestions
Reply #7 - Jul 31st, 2008 at 9:09pm
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I have a rolling block in 250-3000 and it is very accurate. I get 1/2 to 5/8 groups at 100 yards. The only problem is the trigger is hard, very hard.
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