Which 25 for a hunting rifle and 131 Blackjack?

lancetkenyon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2013
Messages
4,066
Location
Arizona
I asked Rich about the 25SS this morning too. He didn't say he had plans for it. But did say the 25SST can push the 130s up above 3300. Which is smoking fast. And the 115 Berger @ 3400 would be no slouch on deer and pronghorn either. Might be my next build.....probably actually.
 

Canhunter35

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
3,102
Depends where the node generally is for the blackjack bullet, a ss might not accurately sling it any faster than the sst
 

MudRunner2005

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
14,708
Location
Alabama
Depends where the node generally is for the blackjack bullet, a ss might not accurately sling it any faster than the sst
That's why I said I like the SS 40º over the SST 30º. Performance is probably very close between the 2. The SS has less wall taper and a sharper shoulder angle...Just personal preference, it's the design that I prefer.
 

KyCarl

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2017
Messages
1,949
Location
Petersburg Kentucky 41080
About any of the calibers the OP mentioned would work fine.
The twist rate is what I would be sure of. A .25 at that weight is going to be long!
I would like a new barrel on my 25-06 it would open a new world of bullets!
But it wouldn't be worth the money to re barrel a Japanese Browning.
 

MudRunner2005

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
14,708
Location
Alabama
About any of the calibers the OP mentioned would work fine.
The twist rate is what I would be sure of. A .25 at that weight is going to be long!
I would like a new barrel on my 25-06 it would open a new world of bullets!
But it wouldn't be worth the money to re barrel a Japanese Browning.
Since it's not worth anything, and needs a new barrel, I'll give you $100 bill for it... :cool:

Seriously though, if it's an A-Bolt or A-Bolt II action, it is completely worth it. I have a custom built on my old A-Bolt II action. It's shoots great, and the bolt is even smoother than you can imagine. The 60º bolt-throw is also nice.

Have the new barrel rechambered to .25-06 AI 40º and you'll be surprised how much more you gain over a standard .25-06, and how you'll virtually never have to trim brass again after fire-forming.
 

lancetkenyon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2013
Messages
4,066
Location
Arizona
I absolutely hate this thread. I literally am just finishing what I thought would be my last rifle build for quite a while....now, I am thinking about rebarreling a 6.5SS that has to be getting long in the tooth (and throat) with about 800 rounds down the barrel.
 

MudRunner2005

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
14,708
Location
Alabama
25 grendel, 25 creed 257 Saum all good candidates
Yeah, I suggested a .25 Grendel Improved to Rich about a year ago, but he wasn't really interested in it. So I've just been sitting on the idea. I think a .257 Grendel Improved 40º would be an awesome AR cartridge for the 131 ACE bullets...Espeically in a bolt-action platform like the Ruger American, just punch-out the factory chamber to the AI version and you're good to go.
 

TXAoudadKlr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2013
Messages
1,650
Location
Houston,TX
Yeah, I suggested a .25 Grendel Improved to Rich about a year ago, but he wasn't really interested in it. So I've just been sitting on the idea. I think a .257 Grendel Improved 40º would be an awesome AR cartridge for the 131 ACE bullets...Espeically in a bolt-action platform like the Ruger American, just punch-out the factory chamber to the AI version and you're good to go.

Won’t be a speed freak but I’d imagine you could manage 26-2650fps with the 131 which would give solid ballistics. 1000+ yards capable, deer size game 500 and in no problem.
 

cjl2010

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 4, 2015
Messages
808
Location
Payson Arizona
I absolutely hate this thread. I literally am just finishing what I thought would be my last rifle build for quite a while....now, I am thinking about rebarreling a 6.5SS that has to be getting long in the tooth (and throat) with about 800 rounds down the barrel.
You won’t do it...
 

Recent Posts

Top