25 CM/131 Blackjacks

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Yeah figured as much. Lots of guys building shorter rifles now. But with the high bc of the 131 it should still hit hard at long range.
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I thought about doing one in a 29 hvy var on my 1000 yard BR gun. But ballistics day it's about the same as my 6.5 running 147eldms at 2850. I can run the 147s up to 2975 but they shoot best in my barrels at 2850. I run them over 2900 in my 24 inch Creed for hunting. The 131s would definitely have less recoil and make for smoother faster shooting. Maybe I will do one of the Sherman's shorts in 25 and see how they compare. Another couple hundred fps and the 131s would outdo my 6.5 easily.
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This will be my first yr hunting with my 6.5gap. I guess mine isn't a gap anymore since I extended the throat with a bore rider. It shoots real good with 147eldms too. 3130fps and not broke in all the way yet. Can't wait to try it out this yr.
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I've been using a 257bee for the last 30 yrs but none have a fast twist barrel. Maybe I need to get rid of a few of them and build a fast twist on in the bee.
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All you guys who have tried this bullet have anyone had it not shoot good. I hate to invest in a barrel and reamer and dies and only have one bullet to choose from.
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I have done a handful of 25-47s for these bullets for my BR guys. Unfortunately none have got them to shoot competitively. I guess it depends on how small you want it to shoot. It will do 1/2 moa for sure.
 

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1/2 is ok with me for hunting but not even close for my 1000 yrs rig. I'm gonna take my 6.5 saum hunting rifle to the fun shoot next yr and win a relay with it. It's shooting 1/2 inch at 300 yards which is what my 1000 yard guns do. I don't know if it can handle the heat for 10 shots but I'm going to try.
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