Originally Posted by BigHink66
What made you try retumbo? I would have thought it was too slow. Have you tried Reloder 25? What has been your results with any other really slow powders in the 2506?
I would be happy with those velocities out of mine with 85 grain bullets.
I am using RE25 in my 24" barreled 25-06, velocities are almost exactly the same with Retumbo, but RE25 was more accurate in my rifle.
Velocities are: 100gr NBT's 3577fps, 110gr NAB's 3344fps and 115gr NP's 3268fps.
All loads have been chrono'd and pressure tested, neither RE25 or Retumbo work well with bullets lighter than 100gr, but RE22 will give you more than 3600fps with 85gr NBT's.
If you would like load data, PM me, and I will give you the details.
Very nice shooting there, brother!
I have many buddies that don't believe their own eyes when I get my 25-06 out on my own 900yrd range, it makes their 243's look like scatter guns.
I normally shoot at 600yds, and have shot groups in the .2MoA, no wind, while my buddies 243's were lucky to get 3MoA at 300yds.
It's just a wonderful cartridge, the 25-06.