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    25/06 117gr load wanted

    As above, avoiding unobtainable American powders please....

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    Ive got some Ramshot Hunter I was going to try in mine. But have not got round to working a load yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multiman View Post
    Ive got some Ramshot Hunter I was going to try in mine. But have not got round to working a load yet.
    That's very helpful thanks...

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    I work vihtvouri n160 in all my loads for .25 cal
    Don't have the manual to hand but sure it's online

    Have used / think I've so e hornady interlock 117grn somewhere ... I need to check my records

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    Personally I've never found a bullet above 110gns that works satisfactorily in my .25-06. The twist of 1-10 doesn't seem to like the heavier bullet weights of 115, 117 & 120gns. Either that or it's extremely elusive & finicky in finding the load that works.

    There is nothing in the UK that cannot be speedily put down at sensible ranges using either a 100 or 110gn bullet in this cal/cartridge.
    Good luck anyway and should you find a recipe that works I'd be interested to see it. ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nell View Post
    As above, avoiding unobtainable American powders please....
    52gr of H4381sc, 117 gr. bloody fantastic. Also works equally well at 120gr as well. I was waiting to see what others posted, but as usual it's unhelpful. Take it from me, it out shoots factory Feds, Hornady and sako without question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeangeo View Post
    Personally I've never found a bullet above 110gns that works satisfactorily in my .25-06. The twist of 1-10 doesn't seem to like the heavier bullet weights of 115, 117 & 120gns. Either that or it's extremely elusive & finicky in finding the load that works.

    There is nothing in the UK that cannot be speedily put down at sensible ranges using either a 100 or 110gn bullet in this cal/cartridge.
    Good luck anyway and should you find a recipe that works I'd be interested to see it. ATB
    Hmmmm I was having troubles getting the precision upon target that I had expected with my 25-06. Turns out the used rifle has a heat cracked/crazed bore for about half it's length and we think that is part of the problem. This effected all loads and bullets weights of course. At first the poor grouping was down to a faulty new scope, wasted a lot of bullets chasing the problem , before swapping it for a known good scope off another rifle.

    Did get the Speer 120 grain to shoot fairly well however grouping proved to be inconsistent still. The stock requires a bit of bedding attention we think. Due to some previous oner over tightening the stock screws the wood has compressed. Was in discussion about getting this remedied when the muck hit the fan so eveything came to a crashing halt. We noticed stringing in the groups not all as bad as this one but it's there:-



    and this one



    Note that was factory 117 grain ammunition.

    With the bedding sorted I feel it would be a good usable rifle despite the known barrel/bore issue. Standard 1 in 10" twist too.

    To the OP sorry I only had American powders to hand and this was several years ago now. The rifle was acquired in late 2009 and the last testing was in 2010 I believe.
    Last edited by Brithunter; 31-07-2014 at 07:24.

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    Which 117-gr bullet? I load my .257 Roberts with Hornady 117-gr RN, BTSP, SST, and flat base.
    I load the RN at a mild 2,700 fps, so my .257 shoot just like my .30-06 with 180-gr RN.
    It is a 24-inch barrel Remington 700 with 1:10 twist. For a hot load, I use a full case of 4350 or 4831 and that gives the best accuracy.
    In the .257 Roberts, that is 45.0 gr H-4831 or 43.0 gr H-4350.

    In the .25-06 would translate to about 52.0 grains of H-4831 or 49.0 gr H-4350 for the boattails and 2 gr less for the Sierra 117 Pro Hunter

    Instead of dropping down to the 100-gr bullets, try the 110-gr Nosler Accubond with 49.0 gr of 4350 ( near max ). Expensive but accurate.

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    I have shot a 25.06 for a large number of years, even used it in Africa on Black Wildebeest, didn't take any prisoners.

    I usually shoot Speer Boat tail 120grains using Hodgons H4350 47.5G.
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    52 grn H4831 with 117 grn Sierra Pro-Hunter bullet, inch grouping.
    37 grns Vhit N150 with Sierra Pro-Hunter 117 grn 1/2 grouping.
    Hope this helps.

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