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Old 10-25-2009, 05:16 PM
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looking to get some ideas on what is a good powder to use for a Rem 700 25-06
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:16 PM
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Varget, IMR 4064, Win 760 are a few. Pick up a Hodgdons reloading manual, or Speers reloading manual and you will get a comprehensive list of powders that work with a given bullet weight.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:41 PM
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You can go to Hodgdon.com and they list starting load data for their powders in any caliber.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:14 PM
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My favorite round is this and over the years I have played with many different bullets and powders. I reload it for everything from varmints to caribou and nothing shoots better in "my" rifle than Reloader19.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:21 PM
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Reloader 22 or IMR 4831 work great in the 25 06. I always use a magnum primer as well.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:22 AM
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Hornady manual's normaly give a couple powder suggestion's that worked best in their test gun's. I'd suggest checking one of those.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:06 PM
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Reloder25 and 120 gr bullets shoot great out of my 24" Cooper at just over 3100fps


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Old 10-26-2009, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by doubleA View Post
Reloder25 and 120 gr bullets shoot great out of my 24" Cooper at just over 3100fps


very nice shooting...what yardage is that? how does it do for distance wise?
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:14 PM
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Those were fired at 100 yards for load confirmation. I have taken it to 500 yards and it does under MOA.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by doubleA View Post
Those were fired at 100 yards for load confirmation. I have taken it to 500 yards and it does under MOA.
Im planning on loading it with 115 Nosler BT what kind of bullet drop do you get at 300 and beyond with the 120s
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