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Old 07-28-2012, 08:46 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Originally Posted by AP HD_Jake View Post
Honestly trying to go light on charge behind a light projectile while still trying to achieve effectiveness on game will not get you far. IMO what you should do is keep the 4895 and ditch the 125 for a 150. you can load much lighter behind a 150 and still get a great deal of effectiveness over the 125. the recommended charge for a 125 on 4895 is 47.5 to 52.
A starting load of 4895 pushes a 125 gr bullet approx 2800-2900 fps according to IMRs website. That combination will easily kill any whitetail on the planet way beyond the 150 yards the original poster stated.
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