25/06 - retumbo or h4350?

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  1. Havard

    Havard Active Member

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    Gonna try and reload some 115gr VLDs tomorrow and have both powders. Any suggestions? I know Retumbo is popular for this round, but I can get all the H4350 I want and Retumbo is not so plentiful around here.

    Thanks...
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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  3. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

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    In my 25/06 I get better results with Retumbo when using 115-120 gr bullets, but you could try H-4350. It is a very usable powder for this caliber. The powder I use most in mine is IMR-4831
     
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  4. Barrelnut

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    Retumbo is awesome, RL22 is famous (accurate too). RL26, if you can find it and have a need for speed.
     
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  5. Havard

    Havard Active Member

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    Can’t find 26 anywhere! Looked again today...
     
  6. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

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    @Barrelnut
    Have you used R26 in a 25/06. If yes do you have any numbers. I got a pound of the stuff, tried it in various cartridges (Weatherby) and my 300 Win mag but not in my 25/06. In the Weatherby's it was good, but fantastic in the 300 Win. TKS
     
  7. Barrelnut

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    No I haven't. Have used it in the 6.5 CM and 300 WSM and speeds are impressive. Alliant now has 25/06 loads for it on their site. I have not tried them out yet but want too. They seem to be 50~100 FPS faster than other loads. In the end it may be hard to beat Retumbo and RL22 in the 25/06. I am sure some of the IMR powders work too. Just seems that the 25/06 likes the slower "magnum" powders cause it is so overbore.
     
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  8. SDMOL

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    I ran 58.7g Retumbo under 115 Berger in my 2506. Been using N165 lately because I am getting better ES
     
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  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    RL23 or H4831SC.
     
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  10. lee31

    lee31 Well-Known Member

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    RL23 works great in my 25-06. N160 is another top performer in my rifle. Retumbo works well in my rifle too but not as good as the other two I listed
     
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  11. Yotebuster

    Yotebuster Well-Known Member

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    I shoot Retumbo with the 115 berger in my 25-06 with good luck
     
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  12. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    This, sounded crazy when I first read about Retumbo for 25-06. Thought H4350 was the bomb. I searched online and found a lot of shooters were on to it as well, so I tried it and found a great, accurate load. Now loading this in several 25-06s.
     
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  13. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    Retumbo or RE25 do it for me.
    RE25 is no where as temp sensitive as made out on the interweb and the velocity obtainable in a 24” barrel is mind boggling.

    Cheers.
     
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  14. imartin

    imartin Well-Known Member

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    I use H4831sc
     
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