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Old 10-15-2003, 02:17 AM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

Im in the process of testing new loads with VV powders, only 600 rounds left to go!! I have a custom 25 that absolutly love the Bergers 115 VLD. My old loads of 4895 and the before mentioned was devastaing on deer, even out to 500 yards. Agreed with the other posts, do some research and then test different loads to see what is going to work in your particular gun. The fun part is getting behind the butpad and seeing what you can do and how much diffence a grain or half will do as far as putting you in the same hole twice.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:20 AM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

DAMN!!!...Donham--i was thinkingthe same thing. I know i wouldnt be caught firing that gun. Im happy with 3000 out of my 24" tube 700SS DM. I could see 3200 tops with a 26" tube but you gotta be blowin 70,000psi.

How long do your cases last remington_25-06?
get any primer leakage?

i would only expect that from a 26" 257 weatherby.

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Old 10-20-2003, 12:04 PM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

The older reloading manuals printed before Lawyers took over actually show the 25-06 at some impressive velocities.I shoot the 25-06 alot and find it likes a hotter load much better than a middle of the road load you find in todays books.The Sierra 117 boattail shoots very well and has the highest bc in the Sierra line of 25 cal bullets.A warm load of RE22 or H4831 will give you good results out to the yardage you mentioned.
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:50 PM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

DAMN!!!...Donham--i was thinkingthe same thing. I know i wouldnt be caught firing that gun. Im happy with 3000 out of my 24" tube 700SS DM. I could see 3200 tops with a 26" tube but you gotta be blowin 70,000psi.

How long do your cases last remington_25-06?
get any primer leakage?

i would only expect that from a 26" 257 weatherby.

BE CAREFUL!!
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I hear ya, thr 257 Wea can'ty even safly get 3400 fps from a 115...
On the other hand you can go up in powder charge somewhat, the manuals do kind of list most stuff a little under to be on the safe side for liability issues...
I have shot 85 Noslers at 3705 fps, with no pressure signs, or case stress..
now 115's at 3400 is pretty warm...

About the most I have heard is 3200-3250 fps case life is mediocore... and 3300 fps was a hot hot load.....
I have heard of 3400-3500 fps from 100 out of the 25-06.. hot loads...
I tend to used to like speeds and power... but I seem to have settled down to accept what I have... I don't have a 257 Weatherby, and don't needs the barrel burning powder capacity of a 300 win mag just to get 100 fps more... no animal on earth is going to notice a 25-06 from a 257 Weatherby both with
26 inch tubes.. yet the 257 burns like 20 grains more powder

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:43 PM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

I knew it was a hot load, but I started low and worked up to the real MAX load for my rifle. I never had any problems I could ever see. The bolt has been locked up before with other bullets working up to a MAX load, but this particular load was always safe in my rifle. Easy extraction, no split necks, not even a blown up gun! The barrel only went 2,800 rounds with regularly and proper cleaning before proven 1/2" groups were 1 1/2" groups. I threw away my cases after 8 firings because I wanted to buy new ones. They were looking real dirty and I dont have a case tumbler.
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Old 10-25-2003, 11:02 PM
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Re: 25-06 long range load

Man, if you're getting <.5 MOA at 3160 from that 25 115 then go out and shoot targets to 800 yds. or so-- find out what it'll do. What're you using for a scope??

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Old 10-26-2003, 07:06 AM
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