Originally Posted by blaster
I am looking for a longrange load for deer for my 25-06. The 115 gr Nosler BT with RL22 looks like a good one so far. Would I be better go with the Partition or a Barnes X. I would like go 400 to 500 yds. What is the best long range combo for the 25-06.
My sendero is quite fond of 7828 SSC with 115 bergers .005 off and 210 GM primers. I have mixed emotions about taking deer with this bullet. I shot 6 does with it this fall and did not find blood with any of them until they were piled up. Entry was small and no exit, but the internal view was amazing, it looked like a grenade went off inside. Deer ran as little as 5 feet to as far as 75 yards. 5 of six shots were behind the shoulder, the other shot was high shoulder ( that one went 5 feet). I then swithed bullets and kept everything else the same. New bullet was 110 grain accubond. Opportunity did not present its self for a shot at a deer.
The bergers shoot 1/2 inch or less, depending on me and the accubonds were 3/4 to inch. I will have to play around with seating depth and charge amount to try and shrink the accubond load up little.
Forgot to mention that the berger kills were at 448 to 473 yards. Velocity of the berger load is 3190 and I have not had a chance to run accubond over chrony yet.
If you decide to shoot bergers aim for high shoulder, if it is open ground shoot behind shoulder and be amazed at the explosion in side the chest cavity.