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25-06 Loads

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Unread 11-02-2004, 08:27 PM
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Re: 25-06 Loads

I don't shoot partition bullets because they're not particulary accurate.I shoot Sierra's and the 117 gr spitzer boattail has a better bc number than there other 25 caliber bullets and is very accurate.Having said that and the fact that you'll probaly stick with your bullet choce as most do.I would recommend you load it hot.The reason i say that is because the reloading manuals of today don't look like the reloading manuals of yester year.Lawyers have been getting the manuals put together not ballisticians.The 25-06 likes pressure to get best accuracy and sometimes that means exceeding the books max load for a given bullet.The older books you can get at gunshows will really show you what this cartridge is capable of.This cartridge isn't for everyone but as i have several of them and like them i'd say look for pressure signs like sticky bolt lift and popped primers as your indicator of pressure.If your a seasoned reloader you'll find a sweetspot near the top and best accuracy will be there also.
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    Unread 11-03-2004, 05:58 PM
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    Re: 25-06 Loads

    In my Sendero SF I couldn't get anything heavy to stabilize. I really like 58 gr RL 22 and a 100 gr NBT lit up by WLR primer
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    Unread 11-03-2004, 09:17 PM
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    Re: 25-06 Loads

    My brother uses a .25-06 on Kansas deer, quite a bit larger animal than the Georgia variety.

    He's had excellent luck with 100 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Both accuracy wise and performance wise. He killed a big buck three years ago that went down almost in it's tracks at 400+ yards.
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