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Old 04-27-2014, 07:42 PM
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I love my 25-06 sendaro. It's a shooter.
Same here. I have a load with imr 4350 and 90 grain blitzkings that will shoot in the .4's at 200 yards.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:51 PM
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I was just asking. I thought you could just use the 25-06 brass.
You can, and it will work just fine. But once it's formed it will be about .020" shorter than what SAAMI spec for the brass is, which is the same 2.494" that standard .25-06 brass is. So, the only way to achieve a fully-formed .25-06 AI case, that is formed to 2.494", is to use something with a longer neck, and .270 Win and .280 Rem brass are about the only options. Which is why I use .270 Win brass, because I pickup tons of it at the range.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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I understand that. Thanks. When I build mine I can use all my 280 brass up for that then.
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Make sure you use a 1:10 twist barrel so you can shoot the heavier bullets in the 110-120gr range, which is where the Ackley Improved version really shines with that extra case capacity and sharp shoulder angle.

I shoot the Berger 115 VLD's, backed by IMR 7828 SSC. If you work up using this powder, be very careful, it builds some serious pressure, but the velocities are insane.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:22 PM
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Re: 25-06 or ??

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?
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:31 PM
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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.

DO NOT 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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will do. thanks
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