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has anyone ever had (or still have) a TC in the .25-20 and if so did you like it?
 

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I have been looking at the 256 for a while but i think i will buy the 25-20 instead.Is brass hard to find for the 25-20? :roll:
 

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25-20 brass

I found brass listed for Winchester 25-20 and 25-35 listed on
Old Western Scrounger while I was looking for some other old calibers.
 

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Dose anybody have a barrel for trade? all of you have about talked me into it!
 

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I have a T/C custom shop 25/20. It is a blast to shoot. I put a Bushnell Holosight on it. I get my brass from Midway and they also have bulk bullets for the 25/20, 85 gr. I would recommend it for a fun barrel and also good on small game.
 

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handcanon said:
has anyone ever had (or still have) a TC in the .25-20 and if so did you like it?
I'd vote for 256 Winchester over a 25-20. The 256 brass is beefier and not that difficult to form from 357 Magnum cases. I have a 10" 256Win Bull barrel and like shooting the 75 gr. V-max bullets for critters and the 86 gr. Remingon bulk bullets for plinking.
 

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WOW I never thought about that one. is it fun to shoot? and what is the dif in the speeds??
 

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handcanon said:
WOW I never thought about that one. is it fun to shoot? and what is the dif in the speeds??
It's a blast. I shoot 14 gr. of H4227 with the 75 gr. bullets(which isn't a hot load) and the recoil is very low as is the muzzle blast.

I don't have a 25-20, but do have a 32-20 contender barrel which is a sweet shooter. The 32-20 brass is so thin, you can easily crumple the neck when seating the bullet if the case isn't belled and chamfered properly.

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do you know of anyone that has one to trade eather the 25-20 or the 256 win?
 

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handcanon said:
do you know of anyone that has one to trade eather the 25-20 or the 256 win?
I got my set-up from Jim Graham. 10" Octagon barrels are more common than Bull barrels, but I think you'll be happy with either. 256 Win dies can be spendy, but deals on them do show up on eBay from time to time.
 

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I don't have any experience with the 25-20, but I love my .256 win mag. The first loads I tried in it were very accurate, so I didn't even do any load development. I load the 60 gr fp (hdy # 2510) and 75 gr sp.

As mentioned, brass is easy to form from 357 with no fire forming, although I am lucky enough to have acquired around 150 factory rounds in the past that I am now reloading. About 15 years ago, I also ran across two boxes of winchester virgin empty brass in a pawn shop bought them.

My barrel is a lightweight octagon barrel. The 256 does not make the barrel jump like heavier calibers do in the octagon barrel. It is fun and pleasant to shoot all day long. I have never loaded cast bullets in this one, but I think it would be fun to try something different.

Shoot Often,
Curtis
 
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