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#337634 - 08/12/07 02:35 PM 25/06 Loads?
Whelen Man
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Hey folks. I've got a question. I just picked up a Ruger 77MkII Varmint in 25/05 and have never touched that caliber before. If I remember right Tim has reloaded for this caliber and maybe others. I primarily want to just load for target accuracy with a possibility of deer sometime, who knows. I've picked up a box of Sierra 120 HPBT bullets for starters and have RL22, IMR4831, and IMR4350 powders that I've seen used in this caliber. Anybody have any suggestions as to max loads, seating depths, etc. as I'm starting from scratch.

I prepared some old once fired brass that I had and also tried sizing down some 270 brass to see if there would be any difference in neck size in prepared cases from sizing down. I seem to have gained .002 on the neck dimensions by doing this. I'll have to be careful and not exceed my neck's safe dimensions but want to try some brass closer in dimensions to the chamber. We'll see what develops. I may order some cerrosafe and check my neck dimension before trying anything further. Accuracy in different cases should be interesting I've got Winchester 25/06, Remington 25/06, Federal 270's necked down, and Remington 270's necked down. I tried necking down some 30/06 brass but it was a little more finicky trying to size down in one step and the finished dimensions of the brass necks was the same as that for 270 brass in the end. The 270's require a little extra case trimming when forming but I can live with that. Just an interesting side note.
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#337649 - 08/12/07 02:54 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: Whelen Man]
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I currently have 2 25/06`s but mr big is the one to ask about this caliber. He gave me advise on what to use with the 100 grain bullet, and it worked out in my rifle. IMR4831 was fast and accurate. RL22 worked quite well in another 25/06. Most of the ones I have loaded for have liked to be seated .005" or closer to the lands. big may have more ideas.
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#337668 - 08/12/07 03:15 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: TiminTN]
Whelen Man
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Here's the new toy...

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#337956 - 08/12/07 06:40 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: Whelen Man]
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nice looking rifle
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#338355 - 08/12/07 09:12 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: pety221]
Dr. Dickel
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I know for a fact that Tim and Eric both have good loads for a 25/06........I have tried them in all of mine and they were right on. I notice the Ruger you have is a VT.........you already know that it is not a carry rifle, I am for sure. Every VT I have owned shot well and I like the two-stage trigger. I got rid of a VT Swift with a 36X B&L and have regretted it since....my nature though to figure one out and move to the next one.
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#338367 - 08/12/07 09:16 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: pety221]
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I may have some brass and a few bullets left over from when I was shooting a 25-06, if so you can have them, I'll call you in a day or two.
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#338383 - 08/12/07 09:20 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: moondog]
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Doc, I ended up with 2 of the 36x B&L scopes and I love them.
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#338391 - 08/12/07 09:21 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: Dr. Dickel]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr. Dickel
I notice the Ruger you have is a VT.........you already know that it is not a carry rifle, I am for sure.

It's a carry rifle as long as I don't have to carry it far. I'll probably play with it more than hunt with it though. I've always thought about what people consider carry rifles and noted that my
Dad carried a 19 pound BAR all over Italy, North Africa, and Cicily for four years and never worried about it. That makes even our Sendero's seem light by comparison. Guess we do what we have to.
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#338415 - 08/12/07 09:27 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: Whelen Man]
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True that!
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#338426 - 08/12/07 09:29 PM Re: 25/06 Loads? [Re: TiminTN]
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 Originally Posted By: TiminTN
Doc, I ended up with 2 of the 36x B&L scopes and I love them.
Can't beat them , Tim. Good glass and repeatable adjustments.
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