25-06 load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by leatherman92, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. leatherman92

    leatherman92 Well-Known Member

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    whats everybodys fav loads for the 25-06 rem?
     
  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    100 Gr nosler ballistic tip 48.5 Gr H4350 3.200 O.A.L


     

  3. keeki

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    100gr nosler ballistic tip 54.2gr IMR4831sc .007 off lands
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    For my Rem. Sportsman 78 action ( poor man's 700) blue printed with 26" #6 Shilen SS, H&S Precision stock rifle in 25-06.

    49 grs IMR 4350, Rem case, CCI 250 primer, 117 Sierra Pro Hunter, OAL 3.150 If memory serves me it is 30 thousands off the lands. I have been shooting this rifle and load for about 18 years for white tail deer. It hammers them.

    Varmint load: 52.2 grs IMR 4350, CCI 250 primer, Rem case, 87 gr Sierra SP, OAL. 3.150 . Red mist city on groundhogs.

    For a factory stock Rem. 700 SS 24" barrel.

    52 grs H-4831, CCI-BR2 primer, Rem case, 117 Sierra Pro Hunter OAL 3.150 . This load shoots very well in about any 24" barrel rifle for some reason but it does not shoot well in my 26" custom gun.
     
  5. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    50 grains of IMR 4350 behind 117 grain Hornady BTSPs in a M77 Ruger gets me under 1/2 MOA and they are deadly on antelope!
     
  6. jlamb

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    87 grain Speer TNT w/56.0 grains of H4350. It stays well within .5" and some under .3". Note my rifle only has 1 in 10" twist so anything over 87 grains shoots about 1.5"
     
  7. str8shoot

    str8shoot Well-Known Member

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    I use 57 gr Retumbo and a Sierra gk 117 spbt just touching the lands. 3075 fps and no worse than .75 moa out past 600 yards in my sendero.
    I have some 100gr sciroccos I might play with some time. I might try H-1000 or H-4831 with those. I'll try the Bergers sometime too. I'm thinking one of these 2 bullets would fair a little better in the windy country I hunt speed goats.
     
  8. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    I used 58 grns H 4831SC with an 85 Nosler BT. I used Winchester brass. This load gave 3600'/sec out of a 26" barrel and pretty consistently shot 1" groups at 200 yds. As flat as my 220 Swift was (55 grn bullets) but with 1/2 the wind drift. The Swift was more accurate however, it would routinely shoot into 1" at 300 yds on a calm day (benchrest of course). This 85 grain load was not overly hot in my rifle, but for some reason I was getting a couple hundred fps better than the load book said I should. Perhaps they were using 24" barrels......I don't remember for sure.

    I found the the data, Primer was CCI match. I also used the standard CCI primers and didn't notice much difference in accuracy between the two with most loads in that particular rifle. Bullets were seated .005-.025" from the rifleing.

    I also used 53 grns of H4831 SC and a 115 grn Nosler BT at around 3100'/sec.........both loads were consistently 1/2 minute shooters on calm days in my light weight varmint rifle.
     
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  9. PaLuke

    PaLuke Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a 100 gr. BT on top of 57grs. of Re 19 with a Federal 215 primer. I don't have any pressure signs in my rifle but please start out with less powder. PaLuke
     
  10. billm67

    billm67 Well-Known Member

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    I shouldn't be reading this or I'm going to want to build another 25-06....
     
  11. diriel

    diriel Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it is a well kept secret, but H1000 with the heavy bullets in 25-06 does extremely well. I used to use mostly all Win LR primers, but recently I have been using Wolf LR primers to good effect as well.

    Good Shooting,
    Gary
     
  12. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    IMR-7828 59gr. and the 117 grain Hornandy BR-2's primers, W-W brass 3.325oal factory Charles Daley Mauser 24"barrel 3200fps. Most accurate load in this rifle 1/4" at 100yrds 3 shots consistently, a lot of free-bore in this rifle. Load is 1/2 grain below book max Hornandy 4th edition. This is my son's rifle. He asked me if he had enough gun for Mule deer. At 320 yards a 1 shot DRT on big 3x3 dissolved his doubts.
     
  13. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    Freebore,

    What is the twist of your barrel?

    Thanks!
     
  14. keeki

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    53gr rl17 100gr NBT. 3530fps from a 24" barrel