Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Some rifles will like some powders vbetter than others. I try to start with the ones that give best velocites and are temp stable first and if they dont work out, move on. I hope the RL17 proves to be stable, it's been accurate in my 25-06 Sendero, but then again that rifle shoots most anything well.
Have you thought about the 115 Nosler BT's or Ballistic Silvertips?
I have thought about it but these Bergers are like missiles. I am getting a b.c. around .630 out of these to 1000 yards. 16.3 MOA @ 1000 using a 200 yard zero, pretty hard to beat. Either that or my chronograph reads 200 fps low
Sounds like maybe you should try the Bergers. I will take the most accurate powder in my rifle over the most temperature stable powder any day, but ideally you want both. Most of the powders I have tested and read about only really get unstable above 90 degrees. Powder is not so particular to individual rifles as it is the case itself. Do some testing you will find certain powder / primer combinations will be the most accurate load for that case and that will be able to apply to most rifles that shoot the same case.
You should read these test results, actually everyone should. I know this is for the 284 but you can apply it to any centerfire rifle , tons of good info everyone can benefit from. Save it though as there is a lot to read! http://home.earthlink.net/~rfrailey/...84loaddata.pdf
In all honesty these 115 VLD puts the 25 caliber into a whole new class. These bullets are still going 2040 fps @ 1000 yards, enough to deliver over 1000 ft/lbs of energy. Now if Berger would hurry up and come out with their 125 vld's we will have more options. Hell I even emailed Hornady to make some 120 grain Amax's. Sorry to thread jack ya Bill.