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Old 01-05-2014, 02:33 PM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

I tried the 75gn Sierra HP with IMR4064 and CCI BR2's. I tested from 47.5gn to 51.0gn in 1/2 increments. Velocity averages ranged from 3322 fps to 3611 fps. The best accuracy was @ 49.5gn (3543 fps) and was essentially one hole.
These loads were developed in my .25-06 Sendero SF back in 2005. I did try the Hornady 75gn VMax with this same powder/primer combo but accuracy was never there like with the Sierra's. I have never really used it for varmints, other than the occasional crow, but it is hell on whitetails with the 115gn Berger VLD.
Now that I have mentioned the Berger, let me just say if I were regulated to one bullet for the .25-06, be it varmint or deer, I would choose the 115gn VLD. These have shot "playing card" sized groups @ 700yds with my Sendero. That is "gud enuf" for ye ole ground hog setting at the back of the pasture.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:33 AM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

My old Rem 700 that I bought used in 1974 loves IMR4350 with the 87 grain Sierra and also the 100 gr Hornady.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:30 PM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

I'm using near max loads of IMR 4350 with Sierra 90 grain bullets, (# 1616). They shoot great in my .25. Coyotes don't know what hit them! If I ever find some 87 gr. bullets I'd like to try them also.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:17 PM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

75 grain pills loaded with H414 and the Sierra 100 MK loaded with IMR4831 are both awesome. The Sierra MK is quite fur friendly on coyotes as well.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:45 PM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

I am using 57 grains of Retumbo behind a Berger 115 grain VLD.
I am getting 3248 FPS at the muzzle, extreme spread is 32 FPS, with LOTS of duplicate velocities.

I seat the bullet up against the lanes and grooves, but not touching.

CCI benchrest primer, Winchester/Remington cases trimmed to 2.486.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:48 PM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

And by the way, terminal performance is like you shot them with a hand grenade.
I never saw performance like that with TNT projectiles.

My last per load, which was also very good, was a Sierra 90 gr HPBT with 55 grains of IMR-4350.
Retumbo gave me less pressure, and really good accuracy.

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:21 AM
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Re: 25-06 Sendero varmint laods

I've had great luck with 75gr V-Max and imr 4831 or h4350. It has shot groups just under .3 with them. And massive damage, maybe not a good idea if you want to save pelts. With smaller whistle pigs almost being vaporized
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