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which caliber to sell; 7mm Rem or .25-06?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 25deadbirds, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. 25deadbirds

    25deadbirds TS Member

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    Gentlemen, I have two custom Remington 700's that I want to sell one of. What I am unsure of, is which of the two calibers are more desirable from a selling standpoint; 7mm Remington Mag or .25-06? I like them both for different reasons but can only afford to keep one.

    It's apples and oranges in regards to calibers, I know. I'm not looking for what caliber is better, just more popular.

    Thanks for any input!

    Regards,
     
  2. g7777777

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    7 MM Remington mag is more available ammunition wise and more well known-- my guess is the market is much larger

    I own both

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. dverna

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    7mm Mag. Much more versatile.

    Don Verna
     
  4. 25deadbirds

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    OK. 7mm mag is going up for sale. I'll post it tomorrow. It's quite a nice custom 700 w/ a stainless barrel from an XCR with the TryNyte finish.
     
  5. bodybuilder

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    I vote 25-06 10-1 only need a 7mag if your hunting Elk or bears
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    If you look at it the other way, (which one do I want to keep) I would think of the purpose of the one retained.

    Belted mag ammo usually costs more, 25-06 is easy to make from 30-06 and there is lots of that around.

    25-06 has more choice in bullets and can use a lighter (faster) bullet for smaller game.

    7 Mag is more useful for larger animals, and more downrange energy.

    I would keep the 7 mag along side my 22-250.

    HM
     
  7. GI

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    Very interested in your 7mm. Please send info.
    Thanks,
    George
     
  8. Scotty585

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    Up for a nice rifle. Ive got the 700 XCR in .30-06
     
  9. AveragEd

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    My outlook differs. I would want to keep the .25-06 as it is a more useful caliber for the "average" hunter but it might bring more money on the used rifle market. Visit sites like GunsAmerica.com and GunBroker.com - you'll see so many 7mm Rem Mags for sale that you'll start thinking they outnumber the .30-06s! But search for Model 700s in .25-06 and you won't get a full page. There actually are so many 7mmRMs for sale that they aren't bringing good money.

    And I can see why. Back in the mid-1970s, when I was young and dumb(er), I bought my first "deer rifle." I studied the ballistics charts and read countless magazine articles, all of which told me I wanted either a .270 or a 7mmRM. I found a new Model 70 in 7mmRM on sale and bought it. I never was able to experience that "manageble" recoil that I read about. I wanted to shoot my new rifle a lot but it just wasn't fun. Then I learned the hard way how short belted brass reloading life is. When one of my technicians was going "out west" on a hunt and needed a reach-out-and-touch-'em rifle, he became the proud owner.

    Today, I own rifles chambered for such ugly calibers as 300SAUM, 300RUM and .338RUM. They have a purpose but being shot frequently or for fun ain't it. For that, I have several other rifles and my favorites are my .25-06s. It's a caliber that will handle deer-sized game with ease and one that you can enjoy learning to shoot well.

    Ed
     
  10. short shucker

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    Ed and I see things very similar in the matter. I'd keep the .25-06 and peddle the 7mmRM as fast as I could. I've owned both and the .25 is the only one still taking up space in my safe.

    Now, if that 7mmRM was a .280R and recut to Ackley dimensions that would be another story altogether.

    ss
     
  11. mx2005

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    25 Keep the 25-06 it is one of the flatest calibers you can own. I like that bullet keep it . PK
     
  12. AveragEd

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    Shucker, we agree more than you would think! A year ago, I had McGowen Precision Barrels blueprint an engraved Model 700 receiver with a detachable magazine and fabricate and install a 25" stainless fluted sporter-weight .280AI barrel on it. I simply set the barreled action in a new Remington black/gray laminated BDL/DM stock and after seasoning the barrel, tried these four handloads in it. I figured I wasn't going to be able to do much better than load #2, so I quit there.

    I'm having trouble getting my head around how soft a .280AI shoots when they so nearly deliver the ballistics of a 7mmRM.

    Just last night, I bought an engraved BDL in .25-06 on GB. I'm pondering on having it rechambered in .25-06AI - whatcha think?

    Ed
     
  13. short shucker

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    Ed the temptation just might be too great not too!

    I'd also look into that load in pic 4 a little closer. To have 3 shots group so well and have a flyer like that, well? I've seen reloads work like that before, but I've also witnessed it to be a bad bullet, seating, length, etc...

    I was taught a while back to pursue any reload that shows promise.

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that is caught up in all the mag/ultramag hype that is generated these days. It's awefully hard to re-invent the wheel. As I've stated before, like you, I also like the .260. It is a gem of a round.

    ss
     
  14. shannon391

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    Sell them both and buy the one you really want?
     
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    how much for the 25-06? 4andy10
     
  16. TRAINWRECK

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    Price and pics please on the 7mm rem mag, send me a PM when you can with the gun spec
     
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