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Old 02-01-2012, 10:59 PM
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H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

I am shooting the Berger 115gr VLD in 25-06 caliber. I have read on a few sites that the 25-06 is easy to load for and will take many diffrent powders well. I also found many to say that the H4831sc was a great powder for the 25-06 however many felt it worked best pushing bullets under 100gr and that Retumbo was a better choice for the heavier bullets of 100gr and larger.
What say yal? Thank's, Brad
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

I no longer have a 25-06 but I had good luck with 4831 sc and RL17. RL 17 was the better of the two but temperature sensitive so I went back to 4831sc. It was very good for me. My node was at 50 gr 4831sc using Fed 210 primers and Hornady Brass. I did not have Chrony at the time. I never tried Retumbo that I recall.

Here is a thread I started back when I had the rig....

25-06 Loads needed with 115gr Berger Hunting VLD
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

I tried retumbo out with the 115 gr bergers out of my 06 but 4831sc worked better for me. I am loading 54 gr of 4831sc currently and don't think that I will change it because it is very accurate out of my gun.
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

RL17 & 100 gr Nosler BTs are an awesome combo in my 257 WBY Mag its AV is 3749 and an inch group at 100 yards.
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

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I no longer have a 25-06 but I had good luck with 4831 sc and RL17. RL 17 was the better of the two but temperature sensitive so I went back to 4831sc. It was very good for me. My node was at 50 gr 4831sc using Fed 210 primers and Hornady Brass. I did not have Chrony at the time. I never tried Retumbo that I recall.

Here is a thread I started back when I had the rig....

25-06 Loads needed with 115gr Berger Hunting VLD

H-4831 or H-4831SC is pretty hard to beat, It's always been one of my go to powder over the years in 25 cal.
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

Have you given any thought to trying H1000?? In my 280AI with 140gr bullets it really likes H4831SC and if I move up to 162gr bullets it loves H1000. I think on hodgdons burn rate scale H1000 is after H4831. How long is the barrel?
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Re: H4831sc vs. Retumbo?

H4831sc was the go to powder for me when I shot my 25/06. great accuracy!
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