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Unread 08-30-2006, 01:52 PM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads


Keep your shots clear of solid shoulder impacts and you will not have a problem. I have taken alot of big northern whitetails with this rifle and load. I would not intentionally drive one of these into a shoulder knuckle at close range but the rifle shoots so well its not a problem to slip the bullet right behind the shoulder were total pass throughs are not uncommon.

The Ballistic Tips penetrate much better then most thing.

Now adays though, if I were using my 25-06, I would play with the 110 gr Accubond and see if I could get it to shoot as it is a much better terminal performance bullet.

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Unread 08-30-2006, 03:46 PM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads

Thank you sir. That is more or less what I speculated.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 04:21 PM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads

Like you my go to load has for the most part been 115gr partitions with 56.5grs of RL-22. It has just shot so consistant year in and out that I really never felt a need for anything else. I did however try a lot of other bullets along the way but always went to the field for the serious hunting with the PT's. I have taken several head of deer with other bullets including the BT, but they just seemed to lack what I was looking for at the time, not to mention the close up shot thing. THe PT's just worked no matter if it was 20 feet or 400yds, you do your part and they did theirs.

I had great groups using 52.5grs of IMR-4831 under the 100gr BT using the WIN-WLR primer seated to 3.250", and also some awesome groups with the Sierra 100gr SPBT. over 52grs of IMR-4350 and a CCI BR2 primer and seated to 3.150" OAL. Both were very capable of generating groups at or under 1/2" at 200 yds on a regular basis. Velocity for both bullets was, depending on temp, 3350 - 3385 fps.

This particular rifle has been a dream to work with and shoot through the years. It is bsically a stock Rem BDL, with the only work ever being done to it was restocking it with a Fajen Laminate, and adjusting the trigger slightly.

As has been mentioned these were in my rifle and they have been somewhat warm in several others. Work up to them slow.

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Unread 08-31-2006, 04:44 PM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads

My load for my 25.06 is 56gr of RL-19, Federal Benchrest 215 primers and Winchester brass, Nosler 100gr BT. I get a consistent 3450fps and a nice three-shot cloverleaf. A better shoot could probably put them all in the same hole.
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Unread 08-31-2006, 07:40 PM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads

53 gr of AA2700 gets 3461 fps and great accuracy

56.8 gr IMR 4831 with 100 gr NPs was really good and was clocked at 3381 fps

I use WLR primers for all my .25-06 loads. Consistenly the best for me.
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Unread 09-01-2006, 06:59 AM
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Re: 100g/25-06 loads

I'm so glad to see so many other shooters that appreciate the 1/4 bore, it is truly one of my all purpose favorites.
The best loads I've ever had with 100's is the Nosler B-Tip over either 54g RL19 or 55.4g RL22 both being in Win. or Frontier/Hornady brass w/ a WLR primer. Velocities w/ the 19 averaged 3330 while the 22 averaged right at 3400. Both loads shoot 1/4" clusters at 100 yds. I have recently switched to Berger 115 VLD's for my all-purpose load and haven't looked back since, these things are OUTSTANDING! I'm loading 55g RL22 in Fed. brass with a WLR primer for an avg. velocity of 3200 fps, I was loading 56g averaging 3270fps, it seems that the harder you drive them the more accurate they are. I decided to back it off a bit to save my barrel. I've shot 7 ground hogs so far this summer with this load and the results are devastating, can't wait 'til whitetail season. Accuracy with the VLD's is incredible, my best 5-shot group so far is a 13/16" cluster at 300 yds. The rifle is a Ruger 77 VT w/ a Leupold VXIII LR 8.5-25X50 w/ a Premier Reticles Gen.2 XR reticle. Never really cared much for Ruger 'til I bought this one, I think I got a good one!
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