25-06 powder

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cal2506, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. cal2506

    cal2506 New Member

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    Im trying to decide on the best powder to use in my 25-06. I will be working up some loads with nosler ballistic tip 100 grain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone tryed reloader 17?
     
  2. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

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    I would start with 2, RL19 and H4350. I would keep H4831SC in mind as well. thats my opinion.
     

  3. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

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    17 works well in the 25/06 for velocity gains, but accuracy sucked in both of mine.
     
  4. MG34

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    I shoot a Rem 700 Varmint Special that I got in 1978. I use a 75 gr. Hornady V-Max bullets with IMR 4831. I have tryed other powders but IMR 4831 is a great powder for the 25-06
     
  5. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    Our guns liked the 4350 with that bullet shot real good
    but we gave up that load for the 115 gr BT(I use Hybrid 100v and my buddy used rl19
    Better BC and a little bit more weight to buck the wind.
    Now all I shoot is the 75 gr vmax and 115 gr bT
    My buddy shoot the same two bullets plus he shots the 85 gr bt
    retiredcpo
     
  6. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I'd use H4831.
     
  7. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

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    IMR4831 and Hybrid100v are two more good choices. I have tried most Hodgdon and alliant powders in the 25-06 and there are no bad slow burning powders. the individual guns just like some better than others. N140 works good with the 75 grain bullets.
     
  8. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4831, H4831 and H4831sc work as well as R19, all sound advice. Have found little dif between the IMR and H 4831 but are not exaclty interchangeabe. Al these used with the 100 Grn BT.
     
  9. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting 25-06's for around 25 years and for accuracy with good velocity it is hard to beat one of the 4350s with all bullet weights. You can get a little more velocity with the 117 to 120 gr bullets with some of the slower burners like H-4831 but I have always gotten better accuracy with IMR or AA 4350 and out of my 26" Shilen barrel I can get 3000 fps with 49 grs of either with 117 Sierra Pro Hunters and glint edge accuracy and I have not found a deer yet that can stand up to it out to a touch over 500 yards.

    52 grs of IMR 4350 has been an old standard load with 100 gr bullets for years.
     
  10. frequent misser

    frequent misser Well-Known Member

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    I second the 4350's for accuracy. In most of the 2506 rifles I have reloaded for 4350 was more accurate at higher pressures giving more speed. 4831 could go faster but wasn't as accurate at the higher pressures. I think you will find that overall the 2506 likes to be loaded at full throttle. The load I have used the most is 49.5 gr of imr 4350 under a 115 bt. Good luck in your quest.
     
  11. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    here is my best powders both targets are 3 shots each
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  12. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I used h1000 with 110gr accubonds out of a stock sako 75. 5/8" groups. Why not use the 110 accobonds or the 115gr bergers? I like the slower burners cause they fill the case and usually are more consistent.