Originally Posted by chad
at I will do. im getting my 280 Ackley soon and am planning on using the 7828ssc in it. I hope it works.
I get the donor rifle tomorrow and that I will do the 25-06AI on. Also thinkin of the 6.5-06 AI. Havent come to a conclusion on which one I will go with.
What are your velocities with your 25AI?
I haven't tested in a while, as I still haven't perfected the node to my liking... So I haven't chrono'd my final load yet. But I can tell you they are atleast +3,300 fps, which is the same velocity I get out of my .257 Wby Mag with the Berger 115's and H1000. But it takes 70gr of powder to reach that. And I'm getting those velocities with the .25-06 AI with around 60gr of 7828 SSC.
start at that load. That is a VERY hot load for this caliber. I worked up really slowly from about 55gr and am final node testing between 60.1 to 60.5gr. With that big case full of ultra-slow burning powder, and a little bitty .257" opening in the end, things can go south quick, fast, and in a hurry. So be very careful when working with the big ultra-slow burning magnum powders in the 30-06 based calibers.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.