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my father in law shoots a 25-06 and prefers the 100gr bullets for hunting, anybody else use these, and what is the powder of choice?
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my personal choice would be H4831.  Use it alot in my 270 and worked up a few rounds for a friend with a 25-06.  51g should get you about 3000 fps and 54.3g should get you about 3150 fps.  I have heard of guys getting upwards of 3500 on a 100gr bullet with RL-22.  obviously, alot will depend on barrel length.  56gr of IMR4831 could get you as high as 3300 fps.  Good luck with the loads.
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im gonna try r-19 imr 4831 imr 4350 for sure
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I'll let you know what I discover on this in a week or two.  As you know, one of my favorite deer rifles is in .25-06, and I'm in the process of testing a variety of powders and bullets to see what works best in it.  So far, my rifle seems to prefer 110 - 117 gr. bullets seated at about 0.020" off the lands and has shown pretty good results with 4350 and 4831.  Hopefully, I'll be able to do some shooting this weekend to test RL22 and AA3100.  Of course, my results may only be valid for my rifle and may give the opposite results in your father-in-law's rifle.
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my old 30-06 really liked 4064 and 4895 at times i used 4064 for hunting it was the most accurate powder to shoot out of it so i am going to try both of those powders as well.
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hey is reloader 22 worth taking a look at eventhough i already use r-19?? i see some minimal gains from trying it, but is it worth it?
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Well, I definitely think it's worth trying.  I'll let you know if and when I get an opportunity to test my RL22 loads, but the past 3 weekends have been eaten up with work and no time left over for shooting.
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well i will hold off on buying it until you let me know how it works
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Pyro,

I just finished several rounds of testing loads for my .25-06 with various different powders and bullets.  So far, the most accurate load tested in my rifle (Sako M75) was 52.5 gr. AA3100 behind a 110 Nosler Accubond w/ CCI BR-2 primers, C.O.A.L. of 3.240", which averaged about 0.75 MOA.  Next was 53.5 gr. RL22 with the same bullet and all other aspects of the load the same.  That load produced 1 MOA or slightly less.  I'll still be tweaking my loads, but that's what I came up with so far.

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thanks ted
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Pyro 6999,

I use 100gn bullets all the time in my 25-06 and they seem to be the most accurate in my gun.  I have shot al types but my gun likes these the most.  I use H4831 and IMR4831 and both seem to do quite well.  Most handloaders would agree that there is probably more data gathered on these two powders than most.  Thats not to say that others don't work as well though with this caliber, as stated above.  I just know that what I use is very accesible and available through the local vendor. 

 

I have found that Sierra GKSpitzer and MKHPBT bullets in 100gn are very accurate.  I consistenly get sub-moa groups at 100yds.  I typically seat the bullets at .020" off the lands, but I don't load the rounds very hot like most.  Typical loads range from 51-54 grains.  

 

The gun is going to be the biggest factor with this caliber.  I shoot an A-bolt and it's an average rifle at best in terms of repeatability when the barrel gets hot.  Others at the range shoot heavy barrel 25-06's and they repeat very well regardless of what load they shoot, (stock or otherwise).

 

Goodluck, hope it helps. 

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your abolt shoots well im not surprised i havent met very many people who own an a-bolt that isnt a shooter, to bad my father in law's is in a m70 but i think with some time i can make it shoot good. thanks for the heads up.

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Try IMR 7828 SSC, CCI magnum primers and the Barnes 115 TSX seated at least 40 thou off the lands.
If you can stabilize this long bullet it is very accurate and deadly on medium game. It will frequently shoot as well at 200 as
100 as it needs to calm down a bit. 120 Hornady HP is also very good but will not penetrate as well.
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barnes bullets are a joke for white tail deer im sorry, i will continue to use my sierra pro hunters and nosler accubonds, if i were chasing alaskan bears or moose then maybe i would think about the barnes. but for my needs a barnes is a waste of money
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If you carefully work up to about 55-56gr. of H4831 or RL-22 (bolt action only), with a 100 gr. Ballistic Tip or Pro Hunter, you should see 3300fps.  They are deadly on Whitetails.  If you shoot the heavier bullets in the 25-06, you are giving up some of it's advantage, and really gaining very little if anything in return.
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no i use the 100 exclusively im going to try r-19 and imr 4831 for sure, most likely the pro hunter will be my bullet of choice had very good luck with them in several calibers.
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After further tweaking, the best load I've arrived at so far (and what I'm deer hunting with now) is 53.5 gr. AA3100 behind a 110 Nosler Accubond, using CCI BR-2 primers.  I'm getting less than 1 MOA accuracy out of my Sako 75 -- hovering around .75 MOA pretty consistently with this load.  My magazine box won't permit me to seat the bullets out close to the lands, but 3.250" OAL seems to be the sweet spot in my rifle.  I rarely use 3100, and in fact, it was the last powder I tried, because I was certain that among 4831, 4350, RL19, or RL22 I would find a winner.  I just loaded some up because I had it on hand, not really expecting much from it.  It was definitely the dark horse among the powders I tried.  I seldom hear anyone even recommend 3100 as the first choice for this case.  RL22 came close, and I had decent accuracy with at least one load from each powder.  But for some reason, after nearly 300 test loads, I got the most consistent accuracy from 3100.  Give this load a try and let me know if it works for you.
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will ted thanks i am like you with the powders you tried first i too would suspect one of those 4 powders myself
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