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    25-06 Powder choice

    Having run out of Varget and now rapidly running out of loaded rounds i have secured the last box of 117gn Sierra BTSP that reloading solutions had in stock as none of the local RFDs have much to offer,
    The choice of powder is limited to one of the following
    R19
    Hodgdon 4895
    Vit 160
    Ramshot Big game
    Ramshot tac

    What would the 25-06 reloaders out there go for ?

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    None of the above, my choice would be Hodgdon H4350 or H4831sc but as you have to make os what you have listed i would say Vit 160

    Ian.
    Last edited by Whitebeard; 24-03-2014 at 15:27.

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    4350 or 4831 is best for my hunting / reloading pal in his .25-06.
    4895 is too fast, does not fill the case, but is good for a mild .257R type load of 2,700 fps with 40.0 grains.

    A slow powder like IMR 7828, RL-22 will work best with the 117 and 120-gr.
    With RL-19 or N160, start around 49.0 gr to be safe. Somewhere around 51.5 should be 2,900+ fps with great accuracy.

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    I've also used to good effect Accurate 3100

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    From what you have N160 or R19 will be fine.

    Yorkie.

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    mine run good 117gr pill backed up by h4831sc




    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    None of the above, my choice would be Hodgdon H4350 or H4831sc but as you have to make os what you have listed i would say Vit 160

    Ian.

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    In the 25-06's I've loaded for over the years IMR4350 and IMR4831 have been decent or better in them all . I have however had decent or better results with RL19 and RL22 in the last few years . Sorry to say I've not tried any of the Vihtavourri powders in anything but lever actions and the 222/223 . Perhapd some N-140 , N-150 and N-160 need to find their way onto my shelf !

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    Sounds like you'll be on to N-160. RL19 is a little faster burning

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    From your list it looks like N160 may be best....IMR4831 works best for me. ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    IMR 4831 49.5grains 100g nosler ballistic tip. Job done!

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