The 25 sst...up and running

couesaddict

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Hands down the easiest hunting rifle I have to shoot extremely well. I love mine. One of these days I’ll shoot a deer with it if I find the right one. My sister in law has shot two with mine so far.
 

Rem81

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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?
 

Tidus56

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Any idea what barrel life on the 25 SST might be? If it’s been asked on here I didn’t see it so forgive me if it was. I understand there are factors etc, just a general idea is all I was hoping for.
 

couesaddict

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Don’t know of anyone that’s shot one out. CA48 has the highest round count that I’ve heard. My borescope shows a little wear and tear on mine at a touch over 200 rounds but just in the leade and I’m shooting n-565 which is a double base, high flame temp powder. Nothing much, just can see some. H-1000 I’m sure will produce considerable more life.
 

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Well my 10 day California gun purgatory started today. 60 grns of 565 behind a 115 Berger seemed to work fine for the test rounds. The casings the smith sent back looked fine. Primers still rounded and no ejector marks. I’ll probably load up a few bergers to sight the scope in when I pick up the gun then move on to finding a good load for the 128 Hammer.
She looks naked but purdy so far! AnTi SA Mag with a 22” Bartlien Carbon 7 twist. Bolt was nitrited, left everything else stainless. When I get her home I’ll pillar/glass bed the Stocky’s VG2 carbon stock, add the trigger tech, PTG bottom Metal, and top her with a Leupold. 10 days can’t get here soon enough!!!
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Ross1147

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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
Fed 210m

115 Berger w/ N565
58.0grns 2940fps
60.0grns 3073fps

128 Hammer w/ N565
58.0grns 3057fps

100 Cutting Edge MTH w/ IMR 4350
51.0grns 2970fps
52.0grns 3019fps
53.0grns 3109fps (big jump I know?)
54.0grns 3152fps
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.

Ryan

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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
Fed 210m

115 Berger w/ N565
58.0grns 2940fps
60.0grns 3073fps

128 Hammer w/ N565
58.0grns 3057fps

100 Cutting Edge MTH w/ IMR 4350
51.0grns 2970fps
52.0grns 3019fps
53.0grns 3109fps (big jump I know?)
54.0grns 3152fps
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.

Ryan

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The 25-06 is 200 feet faster because the case capacity is more than 4 grains less!
Load them to equal pressure and the '06 isnt even close.
Looking good so far!
 

JARHEAD1371

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Is there anyone shooting H1000 with BR2 primers and the 131s? I'm sitting a 24" barrel and working up a load now. I have 32# of H1000, 1600 BR2s, and 2k of the 131s so hopefully they work out.
 

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