Now i'm confused...
100gr from your 25-06 was DRT, so you switched so the animal could have a chance to walk off to die???
I'll take the bullet that does massive internal damage any day over that!
So find a used M70 and do a barrel swap.
Savage is easiest, but Rem/Win/Mauser/Ruger not all that hard or need expensive tooling.
At least for me.
If you live in VA, then you need to take it to AssawomanGunsmith, and have her do it.
Yes, she actually called on Monday per my suggestion.
She ordered the upgraded palm swell, and the adjustable butt pad. The one that you can offset left & right.
The upgraded palmswell makes a HUGE difference.
And i ordered an EGW one piece 0MOA base, Vortex Viper low rings, and a Sightron SIH...
Another vote for Strelok Pro.
Lots of reticles, so if you have the time, you can see what it will look like through your scope.
G1 & G7 bullet data base.
BC or velocity truing.
Blue tooth to Krestel, or online weather app.
The list goes on...
Oh how i love my wife & daughter...
Daughter came over today. Wife had me tell her what i was doing for "her" rifle build(being my daughters).
Showed her what i had done so far.
She asked about stocks.
I was pointing out the Walnut AT One stock.
Wife asked about the "purple one".
My answer may vary depending upon where in PA you reside.
And not so much.
My recommendation, and one i've done several times.
Find used Stevens/Savage 110.
Call E.R. Shaw and order barrel. They will deliver to your door.
Oh, and their bluing is beautiful!
And they are made in PA...