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R25 in 257 Weatherby?

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:27 PM
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R25 in 257 Weatherby?

I shoot 100 grain TSX and TTSX bullets out of a 257 Weatherby. The load I use is 72 grains of Reloder 22. I get velocities right at 3600 ft/second.

I have a friend that says he uses 75 grains of Reloder 25 with the same bullets, and gets a little over 3700 ft/second.

The Alliant website does show 100 grain loads with both powders.

Does it sound prudent to try R25 with 75 grains?
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

I have the same gun but shoot 115 bergers with 68gr of RL25 @3060fps. I would say 75gr's as high as you would want to go.

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:24 PM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

Go to reloadersnest.com there is a poster named "Hired Gun that shoots 110 Accubonds with 74.5grs of Re#25 for a MV of 3,511. 45 degree temps and says approach load with caution.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:21 PM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

I may get myself into a jam but we built five 257s and all use RL-25 with the 115 Bergers. All bullets are moly'ed and all barrels are 3 groove liljas. This combinations screams. We(Dan, Tim, Allen and myself) are using approx 74 grs, which is two grains over Nosler max load IIRC with a 115 nos Bt BUT the bearing surface on the Bergers is far less. It is not a trick just all things working well together. Shortest barrel ,24", is getting 3550, longest, 28", is getting 3685 at 85 degrees. Things are a bit slower in cool weather. We used two different chronographs and we know these are real velocities. Must add we have a pacific tool and gauge reamer too.

We did try RL-25 with 100 gr bullets, RL-22 is a better choice.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:50 PM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

AZShooter - why do you say R22 is better than R25 with 100 grain bullets?
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:20 AM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

BOB, have you tried H-1000? when i was testing through my gun it worked better with the barnes. I went with the 115 bergers because they shoot awesome, through my gun.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:39 AM
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Re: R25 in 257 Weatherby?

I've tried H1000 with 110g Accubonds, but not the TSX (it shot well with the NAB). The TSX and TTSX shoot very well for me with R22: right at 3600 with sub MOA consistency. I really can't see a compelling reason to try anything else, but the R25 experience of a friend sounded interesting so I am researching that. Thanks.
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