Loads for 25-06 sendero

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  1. furbearer

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    I just bought a Remington stainless 25-06 Sendero. I would like to use this gun for long range coyotes out to 500 to 600 yards. What powder and bullets to you guys recommend?
     
  2. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    If you do not like the 25 06 Rifle . later i will buy your rifle If you would sale it.

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  3. .30-378

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    I like a 115 Nosler Ballistic Tip with 54.0 grains of H450. They give me almost 3000 feet per second out of a 22" barrel, the powder doesn't seem to foul the barrel quickly and they try to go into one hole at 100 yards if I do my part. Trim to length at 2.484" if you can and overall length for me is 3.245" - Winchester cases and a Winchester large non-magnum primer. Here is the rough figures on trajectory: 100 yards/+2", 200 yards/0", 300 yards/-7", 400 yards/-22", 500 yards/-46", 600 yards/-80". Good luck and wait for more opinions.
     
  4. sewwhat89

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    25-06 Mod70 26" barrel

    WW cases
    54 gr AA2700 87 gr Speer/85 gr NBT 3700 fps, GM210M
    53 gr AA2700 100 gr NBT 3550 fps, GM210M
    58 gr IMR 4831 100 gr NP, 3490 fps WLR primers
    RP-Ni
    58.2 gr RL 19 75 gr Barnes X 3535 fps, WLR primers

    RP Ni cases, GM210M primers
    115 NBT
    53 gr RL 22 3057 fps, 1/4 MOA (not a max load)
     
  5. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    The new powder Reloader #25 is king of the hill now for the 25/06. Start off with 58.0g of R#25, Fed 215 with a 100g bullet and work up to 63.0g stopping where you see pressure. Seat the bullets to kiss the lands, and use Winchester brass only. Rem brass is REAL soft!

    You will be amazed at the speed and the accuracy of this cartridge with R#25.

    In the custom 26" Shelin bbl that was a 12 twist the load was Fed 215 primer, 63.0g of R#25 with a 100g Sierra flat base at 3650 fps with all bullets touching at 100. All I had to do was neck size the brass for repeated firings.

    On the 117g Flat base Sierra, the load was 58.0g at 3350 fps three shot groups in the very low .4's. This was an absolute max load for this rifle and brass had to be full length sized after first firing, but primer pockets were not opened up.

    The loads that I listed above are safe in that rifle and if you attempt to use this loading data, start off 4-5g less and work up to these loads. The 12 twist barrel may make a big difference in pressures, and like all powders, lot numbers of powders can vary in their burning rates.

    Good luck!
     
  6. furbearer

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    Redbone, If for some reason I don't like it you will be first on the list to sell to. However I been wanting one for a long time and hoping its a shooter.
     
  7. furbearer

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    Keith, I have Reloader 22 and 25 and i will try these powders, and some others mentioned. But I not sure what bullet?I know I don't want to go lighter than 100gr bullet.What bullet will still expand at 500 to 600 yards?
     
  8. sewwhat89

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    115 NBT will do fine!
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Off topic - not a hijack

    Pred - no package arrival yet?? Sure hope you haven't sent it or if you did it hasn't made it yet. Lost????
     
  10. keithcandler

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    expanding bullets in 25/06

    the Sierra 100g spt BT or the nosler 100g Ballistic tip would be two of my first choices. You will be good to 600 with either of them if you do your homework.

    Please try the R#25, it is unreal to say the least with the 100's especially!

    Good luck!
     
  11. furbearer

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    Roy in Idaho, gun should be here next Friday. I bought in Colorado through a dealer. I expect no problems. Not really sure what you mean by , have you sent it or being lost.
     
  12. Nomosendero

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    Re: expanding bullets in 25/06

    Keith, you are right about RL25. I started using it back when it first came out in my Sendero. I worked up to 59.5 Gr. behind the 120 Nos. Part. for a velocity of 3,304 Av.
    I received some flack about this but the load did not show
    pressure signs & yes the Rem. brass is soft, I would get 3-4
    firings with this load even without those pressure signs.
    I will say though that it appears that this is a "fast" barrel.
    Kirby converted this to a 25-06AI & now I get 3,250FPS with
    the 125 Wildcat with the same powder. Now that the case is
    slightly larger & the bullet is slightly heavier I have thought about trying Retumbo, but I may be at the performance peak now, just something different to try.
     
  13. ol mike

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    Re: expanding bullets in 25/06

    I have shot a 25-06 since 1980 and love them.
    The 100 - 115gr nos bt will both open well i think.
    If you care about fur an accubond might be a little more friendly.
    I'm in the process of working up a 110gr accubond load ,win. brass w/a cci 200 primer w/ 53.5gr of imr 4350 at 20k off the lands.Will test seating next.
    Glad to hear about the reloader 25 ,heard it before and the 100gr nos bt is my favorite bullet.Thanks for the info Keith!I also enjoy your 7mm STW knowledge.
    So far i've tried varget w/ lighter bullets w/ good results.
    Also h-4831 / imr 4831 /imr 4350 as stated ,so far i'm the .75" shooter.I guess i should be happy w/ that but i like testing i guess.Mike
     
  14. Casey Napier

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    My Sendero liked the 75gr. V-maxs and IMR4064. They shot around 3700fps and under 1/2" 5 shot groups. Shot the barrel out praire dog hunting with this load, and rebarreled to 6.5-06. I do not remimber the exact charge weight, but if you are interested I will look it up in my records.

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