.25-06 loads using 100 gr SMK and RL 22

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  1. ddubas

    ddubas Well-Known Member

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    anyone using 100 gr. SMK and RL 22? want to start using this for long range deer and yotes. have been shooting 75 gr. v-maxes on pd's and yotes but the winds blow them around alot and want to try a higher bc bullet. if anyone has a good pet load that they could share that would be great. thanks,
     
  2. LB

    LB Well-Known Member

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    57.0 grains of R22, Fed 210.
     

  3. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    My rifle had issues with any Sierra bullet when I first tried them. I called the info line and they recommended me trying the following combo,

    52grs of IMR-4350 and CCI BR Primers. I use winchester cases.

    Well I figured that since I had everything but the primers it wasn't going to cost too much to give it a whirl. I seated them to 3.150 for my rifle and they shot unbelievable at 200 yds.

    this is a near max if not max load. Please use caution and back down a couple of grs and work up to it. You rifle and mine are totally different.

    Good Luck,
     
  4. POP

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    anyone using 100 gr. SMK and RL 22? want to start using this for long range deer and yotes. have been shooting 75 gr. v-maxes on pd's and yotes but the winds blow them around alot and want to try a higher bc bullet. if anyone has a good pet load that they could share that would be great. thanks,

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    If you're going to shoot deer how about using a hunting bullet. Try the 100 grain Ballistic tip or the 110 gr Accubond. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

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    i used this combination for 2 full seasons, which was about 40 deer for me at the time. worked great from roe deer up to 19stone red deer on chest and neck shots. i don't think you'll be dissappointed.
     
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    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    ddubas,
    I too use 57.0gr of RL22, but with either the 100gr NBT or Barnes Triple Shock. I shoot a .25-06 Rem Sendero and this load is max in my rifle also. I get 1/4" groups with either bullet and just over 3300fps. A whitetail simply can't stand either load. Good luck. JohnnyK.
     
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    I'd like to ammend my sloppy reply, above. Fact is, my bullet of choice is also the 100 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip. A legitimate big game bullet that has crossover application on large predators. LB
     
  8. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    ddubas,
    I too use 57.0gr of RL22, but with either the 100gr NBT or Barnes Triple Shock. I shoot a .25-06 Rem Sendero and this load is max in my rifle also. I get 1/4" groups with either bullet and just over 3300fps. A whitetail simply can't stand either load. Good luck. JohnnyK.

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    Same here...Love that load with RL 22
     
  9. ddubas

    ddubas Well-Known Member

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    thanks to all that have posted info. i just got my hands on some accubonds so i will try those as well. thanks again
     
  10. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    100smk are rocking here! h-4831 55.5,fed match primers are producing 6" 500yd groups. 110 accubonds would be worth a try.no deer lost due to smk's.
     
  11. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I am using AA 2700 53 gr and getting 3500 fps with the 100 gr BT, but I am afraid to use them on deer as they will blow up on contact inside say 200 yds. Using 54 gr aa2700 with the 85 gr BT, I am getting 3700 fps and laser flat trajectory. Both rounds shoot under 1/2" at 100 yds. I have never shot them at targets past 100 yds and seen my group. I shot them at a 500 m range, but when I fired the third shot, I got stung 4 times on my head by some wasps I had not seen over my head. I have no clue how good a group I shot, but I hit the steel ram 3 for 3.