Need high BC bullet in 25 cal.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by shorty, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for the highest BC bullet I can get for my 25-06AI, this rifle will be done soon so

    will need to feed the new baby when it arrives. It's got a 1 in 9 twist barrel for heavier bullets.

    Berger has a 115gr VLD with a BC of 0.523, anyone with a better suggestion please chime in.

    Thanks, Shorty.
     
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Look at wildcat bullets. I believe there is a 140g ULD available. 1 in 9" would probly stablize the 140g. I dont know even know a rough BC estimate for that bullet. I only shot the 125g ULD as my 25-06 has a standard 1 in 10". I got around a .515 BC or so out of the 125g ULD @ 2950fps. Hope this is of some help.
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    Richard makes a 130 grain HP RBBT as well as a 142 gr HP RBBT. I do not know much about an AI but I had a couple of plain jane 25-06's. They should handle the 130 gr Wildcat pretty well up at the higher velocities. My limited testing of the 130 Wildcat shows it to be extremly accurate.

    I used an online BC calculator on the 130 after measuring everything and it comes out to about 0.635 which is a pretty good BC for a 257 bullet. I have not tested the BC myself at long range. I will do that in the next two months.
     
  4. oldfamily

    oldfamily Well-Known Member

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    The wildcat 125 and 130's out of my stw at 3550 thumped anything that it hit. Really hard hitting bullet at that speed. Richard is a great guy to deal with also.
     
  5. Bob33

    Bob33 Well-Known Member

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    Which Wildcat bullet is recommended for antelope out of a .257 Weatherby? I'd like to try a couple of them. Thanks.
     
  6. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have a faster twist then the standard 10", you'll be limited to the 125g ULD. I used it out of a Winchester model 70, in 25-06 @ 2950fps. Shot great out to 600 yards and hit really hard for .25 cal. I got a rough estimate of around .515 for a BC. Worked for me anyways...I used them to take a nice 4x4 whitetail that scored around 145" at 440 yards, and a couple coyotes from 100-600 yards. All bullets exited leaving quarter sized exits. Would have no doubt they would be superb on goats as well.
     
  7. dogdinger

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    i just sold...

    a 25-06 and i have some bullets leftover. 1 1/2 boxes (75) 110gr nosler accubonds........1 box 115gr bergerVLD's.....got any 7mm bullets for a trade? 140 or 160gr would be my preference....AJ