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can anyone tell me if I could take a 30/06 or a .270 and change it to 25/06? I have had a 30/06 for 40 years and still love it. Older now with a bad shoulder. I started out looking for an M77 and couldn’t find one in 25/06. Did a Savage Axis. Timney trigger and a Boyds stock. Not a bad gun but still not an M77. Would it be more then a barrel change? I know next to nothing about doing this. Thanks
 

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I am not too familiar with the 25-06. My guess is the 25-06 is a .25 caliber vrs the 30-06 is a .30 caliber. Assuming the case is the same.
With a 25 caliber there should be lighter loads and lighter bullets.

If my guess is correct, maybe, you can down load the powder in your 30-06 and load a 125 grain bullet or lighter. This should put you on par with a 25-206.

Just my opinion. Personally, I would stick with a 30-06 since there is an abundance of ammo for it in a very broad range of bullet weight and you can load light for it.

A .270 may have the same size case in diameter but I think it is longer than a 30-06, or maybe the neck is longer.
 

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The 25-06 is nothing but a necked down 30-06. As a matter of fact you can run a 30-06 case thru a 25-06 die and you then have a 25-06 case. The 270 uses a different case. I've been handloading and shooting a 25-06 for 40 years. It's a great but underappreciated caliber. FLAT shootin too.
I would think you should be able to re-barrel your 30-06 to a 25-06 with no other changes although it would probably cost as much or more than just buying another rifle.
Unfortunately pickings are slim in the Mighty 25 market... So there is that.

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