25-06 load questions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by p5200, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. p5200

    p5200 Member

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  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon 06 manual says start load for 100 gr bullets in the 25-06 with H-4350 is 47.0 grs and max is 50.0 grs. Work up to it but most of the time somewhere around 49 to 50 grs is where H-4350 shoots well. I have always found 52 grs. IMR 4350 with 100 gr bullets to be really accurate.
     

  3. Bulseyetom

    Bulseyetom Well-Known Member

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    I would start with 48.5 grains and work up in 0.3 grain increments to see where you find a sweet spot. I an using 52 grains of H4350 with the 100 grain Barnes TSX bullet. In most of my rifles in the 25-06 class of capacity up to my 270 Weatherby I have found that H4350 is the most accurate powder. For paper punching, play with the powder charge until you find a nice, circular group and then play with the seating depth to see if you can fine tune the load. My 25-06 Browning single shot B-78 is my hunting rifle of choice for hogs, antelope and deer and will shoot lights out when I fine tune a load. I have had excellent luck with Reloader 25 using 100 and 110 grain bullets with higher velocity than I can achieve with H4350 with similar accuracy. Good shooting. Tom gun)