Well it was a tough hunt and I was too picky so tag soup for me but my sister in law filled hers on the last day for a little coues deer meat buck. 390yds with the 131BJ. In tight behind the shoulder and out the off side shoulder through the heart. Silver dollar exit and dropped him like a sack of hammers. Here’s the exit with the tips opened to .030”. Pretty happy with the performance. View attachment 222360View attachment 222361
[/QUOTE. Good looking rifle what stock is on it?
The 25-06 is 200 feet faster because the case capacity is more than 4 grains less!Took the 25SST out today for the first time and did a little load testing. Wanted to take it easy on the brass for first firing so didn’t go crazy. Results:
Defiance AnTi SA Mag
Bartlein Carbon 22” 7 twist
115 Berger w/ N565
128 Hammer w/ N565
100 Cutting Edge MTH w/ IMR 4350
53.0grns 3109fps (big jump I know?)
55.0grns 3208fps (slight ejector marks)
Didn’t have any loaded higher than 55grns. With the CE bullets it’s running about 200fps slower than my 25-06 with the same powder. The 25-06 does have a 24” barrel and a 10 twist so better suited for lighter bullets. I am intrigued with the 128 HH. Going to revisit that with 1x fired brass. I’ll keep you updated.
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