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The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

 
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:00 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

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Wow how exciting is that. !!!!, What kind of groups were you getting w/ the 284 ? What kind of barrel did you use ? Bedded action? Is it a 1000 yd gun ? Good for you, I hope the 06 will work out a good shooter as well. Would like to here how it does when it's completed.

Best 3-shot, 100yard group to date is 0.134" on centers ( at 3840 fps), then when pushed to 4000 fps groups open up to just under 0.250". At 620 ft sea level and 37 degree temps I decided to only use the 4000 fps loads for live varmint to save any throat erosin, bench shooting eats up a larger amount of ammo. The barrel is a E.R. Shaw, S.S. 1.250" straight no tapper, 26" length, action bedded and pillered, 24X optics. With a 1-12T and 66grain pills, 800 yards would be with in reason to take varmints

I am looking forward to this 25-06 build thou
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply, thats exactly what I needed to know. Now I need to make the decision to go w/ the 25-06 , the 25-06 AI or the 6mm/284. Ammunition availability seems to be best w/ the 25-06 as far as I can tell. Since I do not yet reload.
well when you do start reloading youll probably wish you went with the 25-06, 25-06AI, and the 6mm-06. you can use the same cases.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:00 PM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

oh yea and the 6mm-06AI
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:25 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

Update for my 25AI. this yr I shot my antelope at "only" 300yds. I only had a head shot, so I took it. WOW what a smack from the 115gr nosler Btip. Later in the season I shot a mulie at approx, (it was down hill) 500yds. the doe was coming up a steep draw; butt facing me. Finally she turned enough for a decent side shot. I took out both lungs and top of the heart. Again the nosler worked great. I run the bullet 100fps slower than a 257wthby. (3300) When I target shoot I control barrel heat; thats the real killer in barrels. anyway, its been alot of work forming brass and working an accurate load up. I think my DAD would be proud. I know I am.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:58 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

what process do you use to form your brass?
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:57 PM
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I tried afew ways to fire form brass. the cream of wheat I thought was messy. I used winchester brass 25-06(new) and now using remington270 (new). the best way(for me) is loading a light load with a faster powder. I learned this from nosler. It works and helped with primer pocket issues I had with the winchester brass. I like the 270 because I can trim the brass to max length, incase it wants to shrink. some do, most dont. also I use a cheap 117 bullet set to touch the rifling. I shoot very slow so not to over heat the barrel.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: The .25-06 and .25-06 Improved By J.C. Munnell

I posted in this forum back in August, when I joined and finally took my 25-06 varmint to the range 3 weeks ago and started out at 200 yds because that is where my friend was and I could not believe how accurate my rifle was. I achieved better accuracy at 200 yds, than I was accustomed to getting at 100 yds. It made me think and believe that I would definitely take a 300 - 400 yd shot and my longest shot was 220-230 with 30-06 semi-auto BAR and 742. Just this week I completed the acquisition of a Sig SHR 970 25-06 that was a tack driver down at the 50 yd range. I was debating giving it back to the seller before I shot it. I noticed today that the Simmons scope on the Sig power adj ring was frozen between 6x-7x. It has some cosmetic barrel scars, but they did not interfere with the accuracy. In October I acquired another Sig SHR 970 in 30-06 which also included the .270 win barrel. This model SHR 970 has a takedown barrel system similar to JP Sauer & Sohn model 200/202. I have a LH 200 in 30-06. The Sigs are RH rifles along with my varmint 25-06.
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