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    sako 75 loads

    hi im thinking of loading my sako 75 with a 75 gr ballistic tip and a 100 gr that way i could have an ideal foxing round and a deer round i currently use 100 gr nosler ballistic tips with 49 grains of h4350 cci primers is there anyone on here that has tried this with much success if this works out then im going to sell my 22250 and just use the one rifle for both jobs hope you can help stu

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    Cheshire scuffers don't permit a calibre/cartridge bigger than .243Win for foxing...so up here 25-06Rem is out for that purpose.
    Besides, what's wrong with just using a 100gn bullet for both...(If your scuffers will allow it) with a muzzle velocity of around 3200/3300fps with 100gns of bullet, that's surely going to be flat enough and carry the energy.
    Last edited by deeangeo; 17-04-2012 at 15:55.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    be lucky to get 3200 to 3300 out of a 243 with 100 grain bullets

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    85gn ballistic tip might be a good compromise, my 26" 25-06 used to launch them at 3600fps, however I suspect a factory sako won't get near that. If you don't tell the deer youre shooting them with varmint bullets they won't realise. If you use NV you won't see your hits as easily as with the 250. A 25-06 would make a good dual purpose rifle, but I'd loose the standard 75 and get something with a longer or better barrell, or have it rebarrelled to 25 or 26", that would be quite a tool. Also consider the saftey aspects of foxing with heavy bullets!!

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    I have the Sako 75, .243, i use Reloader 19, 40.4grain with 100 Grain BT Speer, superb on fox and deer.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay 22 View Post
    be lucky to get 3200 to 3300 out of a 243 with 100 grain bullets
    I got up to 41gn of N160 behind 100gn Interlocks before seeing any pressure signs.

    This was slightly over VV's max of 39.8gn listed in this year's figures (but below last year's max!) which according to them would give around 2900fps.
    Pretty much all the max loads I have found for 100gn are less than 3000fps MV
    It would have to be pretty snappy or a long barrel test bed to get up to 3200.

    Why not just get some Berger HPBT, very slippery BC, frangible and close to 100gn so POI/trajectory should be very similar.

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    the post is about the 25-06, not .243's.

    the 49gn load of h4350 is low but accurate, i doubt if it will touch 3100 in a sako 75 25-06, nice round though, not to damaging on roe and kills fallow ok. perhaps up it a little with the 100gn blue tips and see how it performs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    the post is about the 25-06, not .243's.
    I must have missed something Gary, where does it say 25-06 in the original post, it only mentions 22-250.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    Dont know what calibre you are on about but my .243 75 varmint is deadly with 75gn vmax and 42 varget, i have shot quite a few fox and roe with this combination.

    I now prefer the 87gn vmax / varget after someone on here gave me the heads up on the load, less meat damage on roe and still quite flat for charlies. DF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double four View Post
    I now prefer the 87gn vmax / varget after someone on here gave me the heads up on the load, less meat damage on roe and still quite flat for charlies. DF
    I'm on 87g Hornaday HPBT which I assume is quite similar. I'm using 35.5g varget..out of curiousity, what load are you using in your vmax?

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