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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by leatherman92, Dec 25, 2010.
whats everybodys fav loads for the 25-06 rem?
100 Gr nosler ballistic tip 48.5 Gr H4350 3.200 O.A.L
100gr nosler ballistic tip 54.2gr IMR4831sc .007 off lands
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.
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!
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"
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.
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.
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
I shouldn't be reading this or I'm going to want to build another 25-06....
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.
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.
What is the twist of your barrel?
53gr rl17 100gr NBT. 3530fps from a 24" barrel