The 25-06 rox!

FOTIS

Range Officer
Staff member
Oct 30, 2004
23,352
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It has been years since I owned one and just goofing off I ran a Q/L simulation with the 100 NBT's just to see what she can do with the plethora of new powders we have available to us. WOW

Code:
Cartridge          : .25-06 Rem.
Bullet             : .257, 100, Nosler BalTip 25100
Useable Case Capaci: 61.288 grain H2O = 3.979 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.250 inch = 82.55 mm
Barrel Length      : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 64000 psi, or 441 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 105 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

120 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 80%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
Alliant Reloder-26                 101.9     61.9     4.01    3540   100.0    64000   12296   1.106  ! Near Maximum !
Norma MRP                          102.8     60.6     3.93    3516    99.9    64000   12465   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N560                    104.6     60.4     3.91    3509    98.1    64000   12759   1.097  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 70                   99.7     60.0     3.89    3508   100.0    64000   12098   1.088  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7828 SSC                       103.3     59.9     3.88    3496    98.4    64000   12361   1.087  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate MAGPRO                    104.8     62.9     4.08    3491    96.9    64000   12766   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 60                   93.5     55.4     3.59    3489   100.0    64000   11175   1.092  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-22                 104.9     59.9     3.88    3484    99.3    64000   12288   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
Raufoss RA15                       104.9     59.9     3.88    3484    99.3    64000   12288   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP5/NP ~approximation       104.9     59.9     3.88    3484    99.3    64000   12288   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2213                        104.3     59.5     3.86    3480    98.3    64000   12247   1.086  ! Near Maximum !
Elcho 17                            92.5     54.8     3.55    3462   100.0    64000   11106   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-17                  92.5     54.8     3.55    3462   100.0    64000   11106   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Magnum                     104.4     64.2     4.16    3453    99.7    64000   11660   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2209                        101.2     56.9     3.69    3444    99.1    64000   11697   1.090  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-16                  99.0     54.5     3.53    3440   100.0    64000   10979   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-19                 101.8     57.5     3.73    3439    99.2    64000   11751   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
PB Clermont PCL 518                 98.0     57.2     3.71    3437    99.9    64000   11477   1.104  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 760                      92.0     55.0     3.56    3437    99.8    64000   11472   1.104  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H414                        92.0     55.0     3.56    3437    99.8    64000   11472   1.104  ! Near Maximum !
PB Clermont PCL 511                 94.2     56.7     3.67    3436   100.0    64000   11404   1.104  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Hunter                      97.3     56.8     3.68    3434   100.0    64000   11387   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 62                   95.8     56.7     3.68    3434   100.0    64000   11175   1.117  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP14 ~approximation         102.5     57.9     3.75    3431    99.1    64000   11659   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S365                        98.9     55.6     3.60    3420   100.0    64000   10596   1.114  ! Near Maximum !
SNPE Vectan SP 12                  105.0     63.3     4.10    3418    98.3    59071   12294   1.132  ! Near Maximum !
Norma URP                           96.9     54.2     3.51    3415   100.0    64000   10945   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Raufoss RA4                         99.7     56.3     3.65    3415    99.0    64000   11469   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP4 ~approximation           99.7     56.3     3.65    3415    99.0    64000   11469   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 204                           96.6     56.3     3.65    3415    99.0    64000   11469   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP19 ~approximation          97.0     54.2     3.51    3415   100.0    64000   10942   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N550                     94.2     54.4     3.52    3415   100.0    64000   11073   1.113  ! Near Maximum !
PB Clermont PCL 517                105.0     63.3     4.10    3412    98.1    58718   12299   1.135  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4350                       96.1     54.3     3.52    3409   100.0    64000   10909   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4831 SC                   102.9     58.7     3.81    3407    97.7    64000   11550   1.097  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R905                      105.0     58.9     3.81    3406    97.6    61592   11883   1.121  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S385                       101.9     58.2     3.77    3395    99.6    64000   11219   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
SNPE Vectan SP 11                   90.7     52.9     3.43    3393   100.0    64000   10563   1.107  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4831                           101.7     55.0     3.56    3392   100.0    64000   10695   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4895                            87.7     49.5     3.21    3390   100.0    64000   10542   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester WXR                     105.0     58.7     3.80    3390    98.5    58464   12093   1.148  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP15                        105.0     58.7     3.80    3390    98.5    58464   12093   1.148  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP4 NT ~approximation        97.4     55.8     3.62    3389    99.7    64000   11061   1.110  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Big Game                    87.8     52.8     3.42    3387   100.0    64000   10462   1.107  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon CFE223                      82.9     52.2     3.38    3386   100.0    64000   10443   1.107  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-15                  88.5     50.0     3.24    3383   100.0    64000   10504   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Raufoss RA11                        88.5     50.0     3.24    3383   100.0    64000   10504   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP11 ~approximation          88.5     50.0     3.24    3383   100.0    64000   10504   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R904                      100.6     56.0     3.63    3383    98.3    64000   11194   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 52                   88.2     51.5     3.34    3382   100.0    64000   10313   1.113  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester Supreme 780             100.2     59.7     3.87    3380    99.1    64000   11115   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203B                          88.9     50.2     3.25    3377   100.0    64000   10414   1.111  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 3100                      105.0     59.3     3.84    3377   100.0    64000   10872   1.132  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S070                          96.7     54.0     3.50    3376    99.8    64000   10909   1.116  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4350                       99.4     54.9     3.56    3375    99.6    64000   10879   1.101  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H380                        89.7     51.8     3.36    3375   100.0    64000   10619   1.114  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4350                            97.5     54.8     3.55    3374    99.6    64000   10859   1.101  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-23                 105.0     58.0     3.76    3374   100.0    58776   11018   1.151  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP7 NT ~approximation        91.8     52.3     3.39    3373    99.9    64000   10617   1.088  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4955 Enduron                   104.2     57.3     3.71    3371    97.8    64000   11217   1.100  ! Near Maximum !
PB Clermont PCL 516                 86.6     52.1     3.38    3367   100.0    64000   10499   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Hybrid 100V                 99.5     54.4     3.52    3366   100.0    64000   10094   1.110  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206H                        85.9     48.6     3.15    3366   100.0    64000   10277   1.106  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4895                       85.6     48.3     3.13    3365   100.0    64000   10221   1.107  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4320                            90.5     50.3     3.26    3363   100.0    64000   10136   1.096  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4451 Enduron                    93.5     52.2     3.38    3362    99.7    64000   10707   1.097  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Wild Boar                   84.1     50.8     3.29    3361   100.0    64000   10255   1.106  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 50                   89.7     52.7     3.42    3361    99.9    64000   10617   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon BL-C2                       83.5     51.5     3.34    3360   100.0    64000   10237   1.116  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R907                       94.6     52.5     3.40    3359    99.6    64000   10773   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP7                          94.6     52.5     3.40    3359    99.6    64000   10773   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4007 SSC                        91.6     52.5     3.40    3358    99.6    64000   10765   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203 old                       90.0     51.4     3.33    3358   100.0    64000   10224   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP3                          90.0     51.4     3.33    3358   100.0    64000   10224   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Elcho TR140 - preliminary data      89.4     52.1     3.38    3356   100.0    64000   10345   1.110  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 748                      81.2     49.4     3.20    3354   100.0    64000    9941   1.108  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R903                       92.0     51.4     3.33    3353   100.0    64000   10144   1.125  ! Near Maximum !
SNPE Vectan SP 9                    86.5     50.5     3.27    3353   100.0    64000   10164   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S065                          95.7     52.9     3.43    3353   100.0    64000   10514   1.115  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot TAC                         84.4     51.4     3.33    3352   100.0    64000   10440   1.103  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7828                           105.0     57.6     3.74    3351    97.0    55641   12003   1.158  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S355                        92.2     51.0     3.30    3351   100.0    64000   10166   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AP 2214                        105.0     61.6     3.99    3351    97.5    57399   11790   1.141  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2208                         91.1     50.0     3.24    3348   100.0    64000   10157   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon VARGET                      91.5     50.0     3.24    3348   100.0    64000   10157   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
SNPE Vectan SP 7                    84.8     51.4     3.33    3347   100.0    64000   10279   1.114  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP3 NT ~approximation        93.4     52.4     3.40    3347   100.0    64000   10323   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4831                      105.0     57.6     3.74    3341    97.0    59888   11376   1.129  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4166 Enduron                    92.9     50.2     3.26    3340    99.8    64000   10413   1.097  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4064                            92.0     49.1     3.18    3340   100.0    64000    9983   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S361                        99.4     59.8     3.88    3338    97.7    64000   10906   1.113  ! Near Maximum !
PB Clermont PCL 507                 83.4     49.1     3.18    3337   100.0    64000    9908   1.107  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N530                     82.8     47.1     3.05    3335   100.0    64000    9840   1.103  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP5 NT ~approximation       105.0     60.5     3.92    3335    95.3    58272   11719   1.138  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S341                        84.8     51.6     3.34    3332   100.0    64000    9894   1.109  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S321                        81.7     49.7     3.22    3331   100.0    64000    9908   1.114  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S062                          89.6     49.2     3.19    3326   100.0    64000    9817   1.117  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 8208 XBR                        84.7     47.9     3.10    3325   100.0    64000    9736   1.103  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 3031                            87.8     46.4     3.00    3325   100.0    64000    9509   1.115  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-25                 105.0     59.0     3.82    3322    99.9    52430   11763   1.195
Norma 201                           87.0     48.1     3.12    3320   100.0    64000    9795   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2520                       83.4     49.7     3.22    3319   100.0    64000    9653   1.127  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex D073.6                        85.3     49.7     3.22    3319   100.0    64000    9653   1.127  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot X-Terminator                82.4     49.7     3.22    3317   100.0    64000    9823   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R902                       88.7     48.3     3.13    3310   100.0    64000    9676   1.119  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4064                       89.5     49.5     3.20    3309   100.0    64000    9629   1.144  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 40                   81.2     46.8     3.03    3307   100.0    64000    9516   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N165                    105.0     58.7     3.80    3306    99.0    59596   10804   1.145  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP2 NT ~approximation        86.1     48.3     3.13    3305   100.0    64000    9594   1.101  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2230                       80.2     49.1     3.18    3303   100.0    64000    9571   1.117  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S060                          86.9     47.8     3.10    3302   100.0    64000    9593   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2700                       91.7     54.1     3.50    3302    99.5    64000   10154   1.112  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 202                           86.3     47.9     3.11    3301   100.0    64000    9481   1.115  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N150                     97.3     51.8     3.36    3299   100.0    64000    9563   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N540                     88.4     50.5     3.27    3297   100.0    64000    9588   1.117  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H322                        82.6     45.3     2.94    3296   100.0    64000    9287   1.105  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2460                       80.2     48.8     3.16    3295   100.0    64000    9462   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex D073.5                        80.5     48.8     3.16    3295   100.0    64000    9462   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N160                    105.0     56.9     3.69    3289    97.6    59646   10780   1.139  ! Near Maximum !
Rottweil R901                       85.2     45.7     2.96    3286   100.0    64000    9371   1.124  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206                         86.4     48.3     3.13    3286   100.0    64000    9435   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Benchmark                   84.4     46.9     3.04    3283   100.0    64000    9326   1.102  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2495                       84.3     46.6     3.02    3283   100.0    64000    9318   1.148  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N140                     88.3     48.9     3.17    3268   100.0    64000    9124   1.116  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-12                  82.7     47.6     3.09    3258   100.0    64000    9035   1.111  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N135                     93.6     48.0     3.11    3255   100.0    64000    8916   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant AR-Comp                     83.3     45.6     2.95    3254   100.0    64000    8844   1.124  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP11 TZ ~approximation       82.9     45.6     2.95    3254   100.0    64000    8844   1.124  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-10x                 80.6     42.9     2.78    3239   100.0    64000    8810   1.118  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S335                        86.8     48.0     3.11    3227   100.0    64000    8815   1.121  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2015                       82.7     44.7     2.90    3226   100.0    64000    8692   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Bofors RP30                        105.0     59.3     3.84    3220    95.8    47904   12002   1.258
Norma MRP 2                        105.0     59.3     3.84    3220    95.8    47904   12002   1.258
Vihtavuori N133                     88.5     45.7     2.96    3204   100.0    64000    8449   1.113  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N570                    105.0     62.5     4.05    3201    89.2    46379   12578   1.271
IMR 4198                            80.8     40.9     2.65    3200   100.0    64000    8326   1.099  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S071                         105.0     56.1     3.64    3190    99.3    52427   10611   1.240
Vihtavuori N130                     83.6     44.2     2.86    3190   100.0    64000    8377   1.116  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7977 Enduron                   105.0     58.7     3.80    3172    89.1    57275   10304   1.162  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2217                        105.0     58.7     3.80    3153    94.9    47645   11221   1.244
Hodgdon H1000                      105.0     58.7     3.80    3153    94.9    47645   11221   1.244
Alliant Reloder-33                 105.0     64.4     4.17    3104    88.2    43304   12110   1.316
Hodgdon Retumbo                    105.0     59.6     3.86    3088    96.6    41766   11722   1.329
ADI AR 2225                        105.0     59.6     3.86    3088    96.6    41766   11722   1.329
ReloadSwiss RS 80                  105.0     64.4     4.17    3045    87.6    41183   11899   1.346
Lovex D100                         105.0     63.8     4.14    3034    84.0    47798   10302   1.267
ADI AR 2218                        105.0     63.2     4.09    3013    84.1    41560   11837   1.333
Vihtavuori 24N41                   105.0     63.2     4.09    2995    80.5    44070   10620   1.304
Vihtavuori N170                    105.0     58.7     3.80    2978    86.6    43568   10359   1.336
Norma 217                          105.0     58.4     3.79    2973    93.5    36522   11586   1.427
Hodgdon H870                       105.0     61.3     3.97    2935    86.6    37000   11315   1.420
Alliant Reloder-50                 105.0     64.2     4.16    2870    82.3    34398   11361   1.479
 

AFG270

Handloader
Aug 26, 2013
872
220
Fotis, RL26 has been amazing in my 25-06, Pac-Nor 24" barrel. It has shot 100gr. NBT and Sierra SP very well, but I settled on 100gr. E-tips. They reached 3447 fps with no pressure signs and sub 1/2 MOA.
 

FOTIS

Range Officer
Staff member
Oct 30, 2004
23,352
798
Damn man! That is incredible!
 

AFG270

Handloader
Aug 26, 2013
872
220
I shot the 100gr E-Tips into water jugs at 25 yards and 60 yards, they expanded to .589" and .586". At 25 yards the bullet was in the 5th jug and at 60 it when through to jugs and into the dirt back stop.

Yes, incredible for the old 25-06!
 

ShadeTree

Handloader
Mar 6, 2017
2,902
1,563
It's a fantastic cartridge in my opinion. Usually easy to find accuracy with, low recoil if it's on an appropriate platform, and its typical high velocity allows it to punch above its weight class. I had a tack driver in a tang safety 77, I currently don't have one but it's near the top of too many guns that are on my wish list.
 

cloverleaf

Handloader
Sep 10, 2006
3,971
360
Guys' Blue tipped missiles! He's been trying to tell ya. :) Never failed in a 250 either for that matter :) CL
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
16,762
1,755
AFG270":1drjeqey said:
Fotis, RL26 has been amazing in my 25-06, Pac-Nor 24" barrel. It has shot 100gr. NBT and Sierra SP very well, but I settled on 100gr. E-tips. They reached 3447 fps with no pressure signs and sub 1/2 MOA.

100 gr E-Tips at 3450 fps! (y) Wow! And very good accuracy too. Nice.

I may have to try that load soon. I've got some 100 gr E-Tips I haven't tried yet. My previous 100 gr load was the 100 gr Barnes with enough H4350 to reach 3340 fps, a full 100+ fps slower than that RL26 load... Interesting.

Normally though, CL is right, I stick with "my" 115 gr Ballistic Tips, loaded to about 3120 fps via Retumbo. I've run the 115 Partitions, and the 115 Berger VLD's faster, up to about 3190 and a bit.

I'd kinda like to try those 100 gr E-Tips though...

Ya, the 25-06 sure has become a favorite of mine over the years. Terrific cartridge for deer sized game. Never tried anything bigger than mule deer with mine, though ol' 6mm Rem seems to clobber elk-o-saurs with his! :grin:

Guy
 

ElmerThud

Handloader
Jul 16, 2011
768
14
(y) Well lads, I think you know I love my .25-06 and get 3120fps with the 110gn AB/IMR4831.
Runs like a sewing machine that combo. And, I have taken several 300+ lb red deer stags with it.

But, for fun I really should look at some of these other propellants of which you speak, but I do wonder what level of meat damage you get from a 100gn bullet @ 3400+ fps?

I run Sierra 100gn Prohunters @ 3270 & find for 90-110lb red hinds it’s more than enough to level them and certainly accurate enough to take high neck shots behind the skull at 100yds if necessary, though if at all possible, I prefer to be into a 50/60yd shot of that kind, so there are no mistakes.
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
35,447
2,208
With the monolithic bullet, though velocity is elevated considerably, I shouldn't imagine that meat damage will be exaggerated. I've not observed extensive meat damage with the 130 grain E-Tip from my 270WSM, and it can be stepping out right smartly.
 

flashhole

Beginner
Mar 3, 2006
117
0
I'm a fan too.

I bought my Ruger #1V with the bull barrel chambered in 25-06 in 2002. Great combo and amazingly accurate.

I like Retumbo with the Nosler 115 Ballistic Tips and H48331 with bullets 90 grains and lighter.
 

Divernhunter

Handloader
Apr 1, 2009
724
54
How would that data work for Partition bullets or Swift A-Frame or Sirocco's??
With 100gr PAR bullets I have used 56grs of IMR4831 and it has been very accurate and deadly.
 

rjm158

Handloader
Oct 15, 2009
557
82
100 BT's have long been my choice in the 25-06 for deer. I've used mainly the 4831's and RL-17 with great results. Bang, flop, dress, and drag are the rule rather than the exception.

Ron
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
16,762
1,755
The 25-06, and other deadly, smallish bore cartridges, sometimes make us wonder why we even bother with the bigger, harder-kicking cartridges...

For most of our hunting anyway! :grin:

Guy
 

ElmerThud

Handloader
Jul 16, 2011
768
14
Guy Miner":2lvh9xik said:
The 25-06, and other deadly, smallish bore cartridges, sometimes make us wonder why we even bother with the bigger, harder-kicking cartridges...

For most of our hunting anyway! :grin:

Guy

Ha, so true Guy and back in the early 1900’s the little Mannlicher Schoenauer 6.5x54 accounted for so much in the way of deer and even African dangerous game, so the .25-06 with it’s much greater MV and flat trajectory can do so much more at even greater range when required. (y)
 

1Shot

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I have killed many hundred deer in my lifetime doing crop damage control for a 15 year stretch plus 47 years of deer hunting in areas that have very liberal bag limits. I have killed them with most calibers from a stick up through 45-70. The 25-06 is right up there at the top in my experience as the perfect deer killing caliber. I have done a lot of experimenting with different bullets and powders on what works best for deer and my conclusion is a powder in the burn rate between the 4350s and H1000 with most any 100 to 120 gr hunting bullet is bang flop deadly on deer. My current rifle likes 117 Sierra Pro Hunters pushed by 49 grs IMR or AA 4350 with Rem. case and CCI 250 mag primer. It averages 3000 fps and 1/4 MOA accuracy. I still remember back in the 1990s and old hunter that had used a 25-06 since way before it was standardized telling me that he would not think twice about shooting an elephant with a 25-06. He said I would blow it's head off. LOL. That might be stretching the 25 a little. LOL
 

FOTIS

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Divernhunter":2xzwl5p0 said:
How would that data work for Partition bullets or Swift A-Frame or Siroccos??
With 100gr PAR bullets, I have used 56grs of IMR4831 and it has been very accurate and deadly.

Yup, just start at 5% below listed charge for the Scirocco since I never worked with it before.
 

SJB358

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Divernhunter":3mliew4o said:
How would that data work for Partition bullets or Swift A-Frame or Sirocco's??
With 100gr PAR bullets I have used 56grs of IMR4831 and it has been very accurate and deadly.

It works excellent with their Sciroccos.



 

SJB358

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RL26 and the 25-06 are amazing fellas. That sucker thrives on it. Easy to load too.
 
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