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The best long distance .25 bullet.

 
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:24 PM
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The best long distance .25 bullet.

What bullet would be my best choice for a long range hunting bullet in .25 caliber? My barrel has a 10" twist.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:57 PM
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I'm shooting berger 115gr out of my .25-06 with great results. Also Richard Grave (wildcat bullets) makes some great bullets as well. I haven't used his but many on here have.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:38 PM
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The 110gr accubonds over IMR4831 with aCCI BR2 primer do the trick for me
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:49 PM
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I'm shooting berger 115gr out of my .25-06 with great results. Also Richard Grave (wildcat bullets) makes some great bullets as well. I haven't used his but many on here have.
Have you used them on any game? I was thinking about tring some. How close do you have your to the lands?

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:46 PM
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Supposedly, Berger bullets is to release two new bullets later this year..Both are 125 grain, one a VLD the other a match grade boattail.

If it comes true, I will probably have my throat lenghtened on my 25-06 A.I. to accomidate these new long range bullets.

Right now my 25-06 A.I is serving as a long range varmint hunting rifle. But I am building a new rifle for long range varmints in 6 Dasher.

So the 25-06 will become a long range deer rifle.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:54 PM
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i used the 115 berger VLD on whitetail this past season and it was fanominal she dropped like a stone at 103yrds. i use it just touching the lands in a Kimber Montana.

Berger VLD 115gr
56.5grs Rotumbo
Federal 210primer
Winchester brass

this is the load that works for this rifle. but work up carefully. my Sendero would show pressure signs at around 53grs of powder.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:52 PM
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I would vote for either the 115g NBT or the 125g Wildcat ULD RBBT from Richard Graves.

I would tend to shy away from the Bergers for deer size game out of a .257". There giving very erratic terminal performance from my 7 RM. Have used both the 168g and 180g with less then satisfactory results more times then not. Sometimes they expand, sometimes they dont...

With that said, I've used my 25-06 for everything from squirrels to black bears and have taken deer to right at 600, 3 black bears from 375-450, antelope at 550, and many coyotes from 50-500 yards all with the 115g NBT at 3200fps. With a BC of around .450 it flies true, hits hard, and just kills whatever it hits. I"ve never had a problem with them not exiting, EVER. Most of the animals went nowhere but straight down with shoulder shots.

I have limited experience with the 125g ULD, however I shot my biggest whitetail ever, a 145" mainframe 4x4 at 440 yards with 1 bad placed shot. I was in such a rush I forgot to dope the wind and hit him in the flank. I ended up having to track him and luckily found him in the thickest crap you could think of. A finishing shot was required. I believe if I would have done a better job on shot placement, the whitetail would have went straight down.
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