close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

Idea for 25-06 load?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 03-19-2011, 12:05 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Booneville, Ar
Posts: 290
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
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 12:13 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
    Posts: 6,068
    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.

    -Mark
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 12:47 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Central Pennsylvania
    Posts: 4,155
    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.

    Tank
    __________________
    Matthew 7:13-14
    "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

    Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

    arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 02:45 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Thunder Basin, WY
    Posts: 1,788
    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,
    __________________
    Aim small = Miss small
    SBruce

    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 02:46 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Weiser, Idaho
    Posts: 1,202
    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.
    __________________
    Every man needs a good woman, good dog, good horse and a good gun.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 06:27 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Booneville, Ar
    Posts: 290
    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
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 03-19-2011, 06:36 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Thunder Basin, WY
    Posts: 1,788
    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.
    __________________
    Aim small = Miss small
    SBruce

    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Idea for 25-06 load?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    .325 RUM idea snake oil The Basics, Starting Out 12 02-03-2012 07:45 PM
    I have an idea! kc General Discussion 0 11-12-2009 09:05 PM
    Pack Gun Idea Blacktail Backpack Hunting 17 03-07-2008 01:09 AM
    Just an Idea bcraft1111 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 8 09-10-2005 04:28 PM
    Help with my gun idea. bcraft1111 The Basics, Starting Out 9 02-15-2005 09:19 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC