Anybody have any .25-06 loads they'd care to share? I've been toyin with around with some imr 4831 behind the 85gr ballistic tip. Wanting to move up to something a little more substantial. Need a good deer killin load. Possibly something that will put them DRT out to lets say 600yds or so.
56.5 grains IMR 4831/ 100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip/ CCI BR2 primer /1/2 MOA out of an InterArms Mark X. I have killed deer regularly out to 300yds with this load. Longest kill @ 347 yds.
Recently I have been tinkering with the 110 Accubonds in a Thompson Encore with a 26" Heavy BBL. Although I haven't played around alot with the 110's I am currently shooting 49.0 grH4350 /Fed 210M primer with acceptable (3/4"-7/8" @ 100) results.
50 grains of IMR 4350 behind 117 grain Hornady BTSPs, but I've never attempted one out at 600 yards. I also hate to hear people talking head shots on an animal at any distance as, unlike paper targets, you never know as you squeeze one off if it's going to move!!! IMO there is absolutely no reason to aim for the head and with over 100 deer, antelope, and elk in the books I've never even thought about or needed to do it!
I've long forgotten the powder charge, but H4831SC and 115 Nosler Ballistic Tip shot extremely well in my older heavy barrel 25-06. It accounted for quite a few deer and antelope. From up close and personal on out to over 550 yds.