Reloading .25-06

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  1. Wingnut106

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    New to this site and thanks for the add. Newbie to reloading, too. I posted earlier in the reloading forum but I’m not sure if it’s seen. If y’all could check out my post, I’d really appreciate it.

    Thanks!!!

    Billy
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  2. Dusty Stevens

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    I guess i cant find your post. You say its in the reloading forum?
     
  3. daleboy

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    If you start a new thread folks will see it,your original post is buried in that other thread.Welcome to the forum,you have found the right place to get your questions answered.
     
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    I found it Dusty,it is buried in a thread. Here it is...Wingnut,if it's not cool to post this just let me know and I will delete...

    Wingnut said...
    Hi there. I’m new to this forum and New to reloading, so please excuse a bit of newbie ignorance on my part.

    I bought a Browning B78 in .25-06 and topped it off with new rings and a Leupold VXII 3x9x40. I couldn’t get any decent groups with factory rounds so I thought I’d try my hand at loading them myself.

    I found that with Nosler brass (new), Winchester primers, 110gr Accubonds pushed by 49.0gr of IMR 4831 gave me awesome groups.

    I’m using a Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic with their custom dies. I had previously loaded some 115gr NP’s at an OAL of 3.2”. I did not check the OAL of the 110gr Accubonds until AFTER I shot five five shot groups with different amounts of powder. These measure 3.114-3.116”. Now I’m worried this may be too much of a jump for the bullet or too much pressure. Cases show no signs of pressure at the mouth, shoulder, sidewalls or primer pockets. Am I messing up here? Can this cause erosion or other damage to my rifle?

    Again, I apologize as I’m sure a few experts here will shake their heads in disbelief of this question.....but if you don’t know, you don’t know.

    Thanks!!!
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    No, jump wont cause erosion. You cant judge pressure by what youre looking at off a single loading we need to know what the primer looks like. Welcome to the forum by the way
     
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  6. Bill K

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    You can't judge pressure by the mouth of the case. As Dusty said, by primer looks and also how much the case/base is expanding and if the case is hard to extract after firing.
    If you are just starting to reload and new at it, as you mention. Get yourself a good reloading manual/book and most all have very good information and photos on steps to reloading and what to watch for. sit down and read it. Always play safe and sane.
     
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  7. mr.big

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    I've loaded a great big bunch of 2506 with 100 to 120 gr bullets and imr 4831,,while ever combo is different I cant see 49 grs and a 110 bullet being over pressure.
     
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    Billy,
    Nice to see another Virginian on the board. Welcome! I’m in chesterfield. If you wanna chat, need anything or want to get together and shoot - let me know. Pm me and I’ll get you my number
     
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    I'm using 51 grains with a 110. No pressures at all.
     
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  10. Hntndad

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    Sent you a pm. You bring that rifle on over. I have more toys and tricks then my ex wife.
     
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  11. Wingnut00

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    I cannot comment on 4831 or the bullets you are trying in your 25-06 but I’m extremely happy with H-1000 and 115 Berger’s in two of my 25-06’s. If you are interested in trying something like that I would be happy to help.

    Really like the name you chose also!
     
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  12. Wingnut106

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    Thank you!!!
     
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    It looks like a normal primer on the outside. Not blown out or anything odd looking.
     
  14. Wingnut106

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    All empties eject cleanly. The action is a falling block.
     
  15. Wingnut106

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    I’m in Matoaca lol.
     
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  16. Hntndad

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    Dude- your right down the road! I’m off qualla and Beach rd
     
  17. Wingnut106

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    Lol....off River close to Little Rd.
     
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    RL22 is what always worked best in my .25-06
     
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    Welcome to the forum Billy, nice to see another 25-06 fan. My rifle, model 700, shoots lights out with IMR 4350, Nosler 115gr ballistic tips or Sierra 117gr game kings.
     
  20. antelopedundee

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    54 grains of IMR4831 with 117 grain Hornady interlocks. No signs of pressure. FWIW, I have heard others say that substituting a Sierra for an equivalent weight Hornady or other brand caused them to have higher pressures.
     

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