25-06 factory ammunition in a 25-06 AI ???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WildCats, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. WildCats

    WildCats Member

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    Would there be any issues running factory loads through an Ack. Imp .25 or would it be no different than fire forming a case? I realize accuracy may suffer, just don't want any issues. Custom rifle if it makes any difference.

    Thanks fella's,
    WC
     
  2. Nitroused383

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    You will have no issues at all, my fireforming loads actually shoot great in my 25-06 AI. This is one attractive feature of the A.I's, if you are out of town and somehow lost your reloads. Go buy a box of 25-06 ammo found everywhere and enjoy your day. Keep your brass it will be fireformed when done.
     

  3. WildCats

    WildCats Member

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    Thanks Nitroused
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Your point of impact will most likely be a little different. My buddy had a 25AI and his fire forming loads were his standard 25-06 load of 52 grs H-4831 and a 117 Sierra bullet. His AI loads used a bit more H-4831. We did all the fire forming shooting at 100 yards and there was 1/8 inch difference in windage between his two loads. The 06 loads would go into one ragged hole and the AI loads would go into one ragged hole 1/8" to the right. Out to 300 yards or so a deer would not know the difference.