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It's a no go on superformance. Now What?

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Unread 09-29-2011, 01:04 AM
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It's a no go on superformance. Now What?

Well fellas, spoke with Hodgdons to day to ask about a superformance load for my 25-06 and they said it works poorly in the 25-06. I stated that hornady loads a superformance 25-06 and they told me it wasn't really superformance but a blend with some superformance added in. So back to the drawing board. They reccommended with the berger vld, 48-51 gr of H4831sc or possibly 52-56 gr of H1000. As a first time reloader I could use yals help.

What might be some of yals favorite loads for this caliber shooting either the 115gr berger or the 120gr siera 120gr game king which I believe also has a high bc as I am interested in high bcbullets with great terminal force. All advice appreciated. Thank's, Brad
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    Re: It's a no go on superformance. Now What?

    If your loading bergers out to the lands its going to take more than 51grns of H4831sc probably 54-55 but you will have to figure that out a half grain at a time, also you can try Imr7828ssc at about a grain higher than the 4831 but usually it is faster but not as accurate.
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    I used to have a 25-06 and used Retumbo with great sucess.
    It gave the best speed and accuracy with 100gr bullets.
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    IMR 4831 is little faster, should be the ticket or hybrid 100V. Just remember that Berger's can be a little picky about where they are located in relationship to the lands.

    hybrid 47-50
    IMR 4831 49-53

    Always start low and work your way up. The above numbers are just a BASE

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    spoke with berger today and they sent me some load data. retumbo was one of 5them aqs well as H1000 which is also a powder that hodgens recommended.

    O f the berger recommended powders Ramshot magnum gave the highest velocities. Brad
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    I highly recomend reading Eric Stecker's article on " Accuracy and performance with berger vld" before getting to far in your load testing. It was a phenomenal help to me when I made the switch to berger bullets. Only wish I had found it sooner. Good Luck and welcome to reloading.
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    Well fellas, spoke with Hodgdons to day to ask about a superformance load for my 25-06 and they said it works poorly in the 25-06. I stated that hornady loads a superformance 25-06 and they told me it wasn't really superformance but a blend with some superformance added in. So back to the drawing board. They reccommended with the berger vld, 48-51 gr of H4831sc or possibly 52-56 gr of H1000. As a first time reloader I could use yals help.

    What might be some of yals favorite loads for this caliber shooting either the 115gr berger or the 120gr siera 120gr game king which I believe also has a high bc as I am interested in high bcbullets with great terminal force. All advice appreciated. Thank's, Brad
    It's been a long time since I loaded for 25-06 but I had real good luck with H-450 at around 54.8gr with the 110-115gr bullets in my Ruger number one.

    H-1000 is I think way too slow for this application. Would probably give good accuracy but very slow by comparison. If you have a 26" bbl though it might work very well for you but still slower than the others.
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