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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.

http://dallasreloads.com/product-category/25-06/
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.
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#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]
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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.

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#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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