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#6741829 - 04/21/17 09:50 AM Re: 25-06 [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I load match grade ammo, and the 25-06 is one of them. Factory offerings is very poor for good quality ammo, IMO, in this caliber. A 115 grain Berger VLD loaded with the right powder and powder charge accurate to .02 grains is about as good as it gets.
Chad would you share the recipe for the 115 vld?

A good chef at a restaurant never reveals his secret recipes. If I posted all my loads on line, people would duplicate them and/or have someone else make their ammo. I can't release my load data. It takes a lot of work, expense, and range time coming up with good ammo. That's what gives me the edge on having a great shooting product.
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

#6742054 - 04/21/17 12:57 PM Re: 25-06 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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^^Knew that was coming^^

Can't argue that logic, either.

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#6742268 - 04/21/17 04:56 PM Re: 25-06 [Re: DPirates80]
Preacher Ed Offline

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I've been shooting the 120 gr. Corelokts in my 25/06's since 1980. I have never had one fail and I suspect at least 75% (probably closer to 85%) of them never took a step. It's just me and nothing personal against anyone else as we all have our own idiosyncrasies, but I won't shoot another cartridge in mine until they no longer show me they are effective due to changes in bullets or powder. I am amazed at how many people put the Corelokt bullets down, and it might be that over 300 yds. they don't perform as well as others do; however, it would be hard for me to imagine another cartridge doing any/much better than these have performed for me over all these years. I have killed dozens of WT's with them and they just plain work. That's the practical side of them, and I will let the experts argue the technical side of cartridges and the various bullets used. But animals aren't shot on paper. I don't know what happened to the day when deer fell dead with all the old standards and today we have to have the newest and coolest that's out there.

#6743434 - 04/22/17 10:07 PM Re: 25-06 [Re: Preacher Ed]
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I've had pretty much the same results from several different 120gr Cup and Core bullets (Speer, Sierra, Hornady) from 25/06's and 257AIs. To me the 120gr grain bullet at 3000ish is just a sweet spot considering, trajectory, recoil, and terminal ballistics for whitetail. Of course, this is not to say that a dozen or so other cartridges wouldn't do pertty much the same thing. But it's fun to cuss and discuss the minutia.

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