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Clay or whoever, please share your 25-06 and 338 Win hand loads with me. Both are in REM 700s so the should take the pressure.

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  • Clay or whoever, please share your 25-06 and 338 Win hand loads with me. Both are in REM 700s so the should take the pressure.

    Clay or whoever, please share your 25-06 and 338 Win hand loads with me. Both are in REM 700s so the should take the pressure. Plus if anyone has 257 WBY or 33-378 brews cooked up send those as well. THANKS!

  • #2
    No problem, I'll upload them for you tonight

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    • #3
      In my Kimber 25-06 I use Barnes triple X 100 grain bullet. WW brass, Fed 215 primer, 60 grains hodgdons H 1000. This is a compressed load. Through my Ohler Chronograph this load clocks at 3250 fps. Its flat shooting, accurate and kills like Cyanide. This is a maximum load back off several grains and work your way up. Suggest you check out Hodgdon's web site. It is loaded with recipes.

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      • #4
        If I had to choose one powder for 25-06 it would be IMR4831. It shoots fast and accurately across the entire spectrum of bullets available in .25 caliber. You may be able to find a load for a given bullet that will give you a touch more speed or accuracy but IMR4831 works great across the entire spectrum of .25 caliber bullets. Be aware that H4831 and IMR4831 are different and the IMR powder is significantly hotter so be careful and stay consistent on what you use. You will find that most 25-06 loads demonstrate best accuracy at or near maximum load. Although I don't advocate over loading, almost all of my 25-06s have tolerated higher than max loads of IMR4831 without signs of excess pressure and even better accuracy. I don't do this though because I get plenty of speed with standard loads. Many people I talk to seem to get excited about the 120 grain bullets but I have shot more 75 grain bullets than any other weight because they are fun, FAST, low recoil, flat shooting and typically the most accurate bullet. They're great for targets and varmints unless you want to save the hide. I have used 58.5 grains of IMR4831 with the 75 grain Hornady HP for 44 years on most rifles. This gets a calm 3,750 fps with a 26 inch barrel. You can work up and see how it works for you. In controlled tests, I have shot 75 grain VMAX bullets over 4,000 fps with IMR4831 in a 24 inch barrel without seeing pressure signs but I DON'T advocate it nor do I do it on a regular basis. Your milage may vary. The Hornady 117 has been my next most accurate bullet. After all I've said about 4831, I do use 48.5g of IMR4350 for that one and it travels at about 3,175 fps with about .5MOA accuracy. On that one, I lose accuracy as I load beyond that. It is overkill for deer but a pretty good brushbuster if deer in the thickets. I have seen Clay's loads and they are very similar to my favorites so I won't list here... but you have to work up to them carefully in your rifle. The Barnes 100 grain is an awesome bullet but it is not really required on deer unless you want to go first class. It is rare for a deer to stop any 100 grain bullet; at that speed they are all bangflop pass throughs. I would suggest you try shooting light bullets in the 25-06 for fun (targets, rocks and varmints; not deer). I have shot about 30,000 75 grain bullets and about 10,000 87 grain bullets out of my 25-06s and about 500 bullets that weighed 100 grains or more. I use 100g bullets on deer and you usually get a deer with each shot so you don't need too many of them. I have wasted most of my 100 grainers checking my scope's zero and testing loads over the years but I am sure that for some people, a 100 count box of bullets might last a lifetime if you only get one or two deer per year. Good luck with your 25-06! Enjoy its SPEED!

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        • #5
          Currently loads being used.

          22-250

          55gra Hornady
          Federal 210
          IMR4895 36 gr

          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

          25-06 Factory Cases

          100gr Nosler Solid Base
          Federal 210
          IMR4831 55gr
          700 yard Rock Smoker!

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++
          25-06 Military cases,
          All Large Rifle Magnum Primer

          100gr Nosler Solid Base
          Federal 215
          IMR4831 55gr
          3550fps

          100gr Hornady
          Federal 215
          IMR4831 55gr

          117gr Hornady SST
          Federal 215
          IMR4831 54gr
          3267fps

          117gr Hornady SPBT
          Federal 215
          IMR4831 54gr
          3267fps

          120 Nosler Partition
          Federal 215
          IMR4831 52gr

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

          6.5x55

          120gr Speer
          Federal 210
          IMR4831 48gr

          140gr Speer
          Federal 210
          IMR4350 44gr

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++
          30-30

          100gr Hornady
          Federal 210
          IMR4895 38gr

          110gr Hornady
          Federal 210
          MR4895 37gr (38gr MAX)

          125 Sierra
          Federal 210
          IMR4895 37gr

          150gr Sierra .307diam
          Federal 210
          IMR4895 36gr

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++
          308 M1A

          168 Hornady Match
          Federal 210M
          IMR4064 41.0gr

          168 Hornady Match
          Federal 210M
          Winchester 748 44.0

          168 Nosler Match
          Federal 210M
          IMR4064 41.0gr

          168 Nosler Match
          Federal 210M
          Winchester 748 44.0gr

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++
          30-06 M1 Garand

          168 Hornady Match
          Federal 210M
          Winchester 748 48.0

          168 Nosler Match
          Federal 210M
          Winchester 748 48.0

          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

          30-06 “BOLT GUN ONLY!”

          100gr Hornady Plinkers
          Federal 210
          IMR4064 56gr

          100gr Hornady Plinkers
          Federal 210
          IMR4865 56gr

          130gr Hornady
          Federal 210
          IMR4895 54gr

          130gr Hornady
          Federal 210
          IMR4064 54gr

          150gr Hornady SST
          Federal 210
          IMR4064 53.0
          3080fps 22”Barrel

          180gr Hornady SPBT
          Federal 215 Mag
          IMR4831 58gr
          Military Match case

          190gr Hornady SPBT
          Federal 215 Mag
          IMR4831 58gr
          Military Match case 2814fps

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++
          338 Win Mag
          225 Hornady SP/SST
          Federal 215 Mag
          IMR4350 72.0gr

          250gr Nosler Partition
          Federal 215 Mag
          IMR43450 70.0gr


          Reguired disclaimer: This opinion does not constitute legal advice. Please consult an attorney licensed to pratice in your jurisdiction. Wear sunscreen, protective eyewear, and hearing protection. Buckle your seatbelt. Call your mother.
          The Armchair Outfitter

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          • #6
            Re the .338 Win Mag, my son got good accuracy with WW 760 and Hornaday 200 grain interlocks from a Ruger Hawkeye. Too much for whitetails but very accurate.

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            • #7
              25/06 - Nosler 110 Accubond, 59.0 Retumbo, Winchester LRM Primer.

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              • #8
                Agreed with Del in KS and + 1 for you sir!!!

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