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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if anybody has any knowledge on how much pressure the Model 25s can safely handle for prolonged use. The .223 and .204 are not exactly low pressure. Would a 6x45, 300 BLK, 7 TCU be overkill? I have a 222 offered to me in a trade and am not really sold on that cartridge. The size of the M25 is what has my attention.

I have also seen reference to possible reworking them as 25-20 or 32-20, but have been unable to find any that have actually been done.

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Have never seen an M25, may have read a review but not sure. If 223 and 204 are factory chamberings then rebarreling or boring to a larger caliber based on those cases should not be a problem as long as you do not try pushing the limits. If you want to run them at max pressure continously then pick a known strong action to maximize safety.

If you want to use the M25 because of it's size then just be reasonable with your loads and enjoy.

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The M25 is built like a rimfire action but different. The barrel is threaded 2" into the receiver, pinned, and swaged to the receiver. This would make barrel swaps difficult, but may be able to be rebored or rechambered while still in the receiver. Just brainstorming...

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sorry I was thinking of another gun.

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