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25-06 Varmint loads

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Unread 11-29-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

75 vmax-- another vote for IMR 4064. I found accuracy around 3500 fps
85 NBT- RL 19 work up to 58-59 gr- 3500 fps and accuracy for me.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 12:59 AM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

No chrono here yet but I do have one coming. My favorite load seems to be the 85 grn nosler ballistic tips with48 grains of H414 and a winchester large rifle mag primer. Seat the bullets about .010 of the lands. It hammers the target out to 300 yards easily.

Howa 1500 with sporter barrel in 25-06 and Boyds stock
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

My rifle really likes the 87gr Speer tnt with h4831sc
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Unread 12-14-2013, 10:13 PM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

Ok I'm 4 weeks into the 25-06 I dunno why I didn't buy one sooner but I have a stock. Rem 700 I found h414 53.0. Coal 3.200 speed no idea to cold to set up crono I have to work it a little more but it was me & a bi-pod got .450 out of 5 shoots gunna bag it on a nice day bullet was 85 noz biliatic tip
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

i have a ruger VT 25-06 and use 60g of h4350 cci 200 primer rem case
velocity is around 3700fps will check if you like i have it written down some where
pressure is fine i have loaded the same case 8 times and it still doesn't need fl sizing
and it shoots around the .480 mark.
this is for the hornady 75 vmax

cheers D
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Unread 12-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

Not the exact same pill, but I was running 2 different 75gr HP's in my 25-06, both with the same load, which was 55gr's of 760 in Rem brass and WLR primers @ 3700fps out of my 24" barrel.
I was also pushing the 85gr BT's @ just over 3600fps with 54gr's of H4350 in the same brass and primer, Winchester brass ran a couple grains heavier charges for the same velocities.
One word of caution, the barrel heats up quick with these loads, as little as 3 shots, so if you want long barrel life don't shoot the daylights out of it and let it cool. I have seen 1 25-06 barrel go bad in less than 800 shots due to being shot while too hot to touch too many times.
IMHO, really, the 25-06 is too much gun for a prairie dog session and is better suited to big game and heavier bullets.

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Unread 12-29-2013, 08:10 PM
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Re: 25-06 Varmint loads

I have a few 100gr. loads that have done well in several 25-06's. Velocity is normally around 3300fps and have been accurate at 500 yards. Kills the heck out of deer using a Ballistic Tip. I once shot a rabbit with it and all that was left was the ears.

RL-22, H4831 and H4350 along with a 210-M primer is your friend.
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