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Old 03-19-2011, 12:05 PM
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Idea for 25-06 load?

Let me preface this with saying I know nothing about reloading however, let me fly this idea and see what yal think.

The idea is using hornadys superformance powder and bergers 115gr vld bullet.
I'm basing the idea that hornady advertises 200fps more velocity with their powder and berger advetises higher bc holding velocity over longer distance with greater terminal impact.

I am having my first long range rifle built on the Marlin MR-7 action as we speak and thought a load like this may make for a great round giving higher velocities providing flatter trajectories and increased energy down range. What say yal? Brad
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:13 PM
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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

Sounds like a good idea. I would like to get hold of some Super Performance powder as well.

That said, with RL17 I'm getting 3400 fps with 115 BST's and 3500 fps with 110 AB's in my 25-06.

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:47 PM
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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

I know as a kid I worked up a good load for 120 SGK with 52.8grn of IMR 4831. Couldn't begin to tell you a velocity as I did not have a chronograph at the time.

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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

I love the 25-06!

Easily good on big mule deer out to 500 yds. Excellent high wind long range varmint cartrdge. I never got the velocities that Montana is getting, but I never tried RL17 in either of my 25-06's.?

I was getting 3600 with 85 ballistic tips, and 3200 with 115 ballistic tips using H4831 powder for both. I got alot of muzzle blast with the 85's, had to set the chrony about 20' away. Both loads were developed for best precision, rather than maximum velocity.

First one was a 26" heavy barrel Ruger. Eventually shot out the barrel after a few thousand rounds at prarie dogs. 2nd one is a 24" sporter weight remington. I am getting 3210 with 100 grn Barnes TSX factory ammo in it. I haven't handloaded much for this 2nd rifle yet.

25-06 = Good choice IMO,
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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

I load 52 gr of IMR4350 with a 100 gr nosler Bal Tip at 3250 fps in a Weatherby Accumark with a 24 in barrel. It works good but plan on using the Berger 115 for my next loads to see if it can be better. Will keep youi posted.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

Great come backs fellas. Another thing is the powder used for superformance loads is tempature insensitive so it's preformance should not change with tempature conditions. Brad
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:36 PM
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Re: Idea for 25-06 load?

Let us know how the Superperformance stuff works out for you. I haven't seen any on the shelves yet?

I'd like to try some in my hightweight 25-06 too.
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