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Old 02-18-2006, 03:58 PM
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Re: 25-06

i use 75 hornady vmax for chucks over imr 4064.120 gr nosler partitions over imr 4350 for deer.have been playing with 117 hornady spbt with re 22 at 350 yards(2875 fps).shoots at moa.just my .02.jason
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:57 PM
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Re: 25-06

I started mine off using the 100gr BT when I first got it. I had them trucking along at 3350. They were great on just about everything except deer under 100yds. THey exploded like grenades up close. However, I loaded up the 100gr Partitions and away I went. This worked decent for me till I finially got my hands on some 115gr Partitions, once there, I only looked back once. At that time I went back to the 100gr bullets due to hunting a few long reaching yotes. However, it was just a pain to me to switch back and fourth.

So I worked up a load using the 115gr in the Ballistic tip, the Partition as well as the Barnes. Now they do have just a bit different POI, however shot together, they all are at or under 2" generally at 200yds so there isn't much to swapping them out between each other. AS a side note though, I generally just stick to the Partitions. They have taken the vast majority of game taken with that rifle. They just work.

The load is 56.5grs of RL-22 Seated to 3.250" lit by a Win WLR primer in Win cases. trimmed to 2.484. This is a max load but is listed in the old 4th edition Hornady manual for a 117gr bullet. Start low and work up. I hit 3159 from my rig with it, and recoil is very mild.
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:33 PM
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Re: 25-06

100gr. Nosler BT - V,P,&D
100gr. Nosler Partition - P&D (more bullet than needed for sage rats)
100gr. Sierra Game King - V,P,&D
100gr. Sierra Match King - Target,V,&P (deer?)
87gr. Speer TNT - V&P
85gr. Nosler BT - V&P
75bgr. Sierra Varminter HP - V&P

Powders 4350, 4831, RL19, & 4064.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:40 PM
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Re: 25-06

May want to look at berger 115 vld, pretty high bc and good explosive performance for critters such as deer, yotes, and dogs. You could achieve close to 3200fps in a long barrel.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:15 PM
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Re: 25-06

thank you guys a ton for all the responses! i am looking at shooting either BT's or the Vmax. this rifle may or may not see deer hunts depending on how it shoots accubonds. i already have a 270wsm and 7mag to carry for deer and a 30-06 for elk!
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Old 02-19-2006, 04:07 PM
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Re: 25-06

For deer I would look at nosler 115gr.bt for varmits I would use the 85 gr.bt
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:02 PM
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Re: 25-06

i mostly got this gun to shoot varmints... coyotes and prarie dogs.. for this application i am looking at loading the following : 75 grain hornady vmax, 117 gr.SST, 85 or 100 grain nosler ballistic tip or 87 grain sierra varminter.. what do you all think?

i am leaning towards the 75 gr. vmax, or 85 ballistic tip.
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