Re: 115 gr Berger VLD load for my 25-06
I decided to also take up the challenge. I have loaded up a test group of loads for my 25-06 with the 115grain VLD's. Instead of using H4831sc I decided to go a little different route. I loaded up with Retumbo. According to Berger's data, they should still be quite fast and will see how they are for accuracy. Mine are loaded with a start load at 57.5 grains in .5 grain increments up to 61 grains. If Berger's data is correct, then I should be well over 3000 FPS and hovering around 3100 FPS. I loaded using Remington once fired brass(in my test rifle) and CCI 250 Primers. The loads started to compress at 60 grains. It will be interesting to see what happens for accuracy. There are 8 three round groups total. My COAL is 3.285". Currently, I am .035 off the lands. I will post results tomorrow. Oh yeah, the rifle is a Ruger MKII walnut stock. This rifle was around .6" consistently with Barnes 100 TSX. Stay Tuned. Results to come.
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