Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:37 AM
Thanks to all
Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:49 AM
Lead Free ammo choices are out there. You will just have to try some out to see what your rifle likes. Doesnt matter what works for someone else, every rifle is different.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:28 PM
Just wondering what all of you thought?
I think you have one hexx of a nice family member. And Congrats on getting such a fine caliber & assume (fine) rifle.
Ditto what Dave said above. You will likely find yourself leaving the ole (30) / 06 in the safe. The 25/06 is an excellent round that I owned at least 2 rifles in, if memory serves me right.
As far as bullet choices go, and from the 3 mentioned above, I personally would try the bottom one(Nosler) first and work up.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:40 PM
You did not mention make and modle either. Nosey people like to know.
Like me! I kept thinking that all the way through reading the posts
......and you just haven't lived until you've seen what a 75 grain v-max bullet will do to varmints. Lol!
If it's anything like the 75gr V-max out of the .243, you better take a shovel, a sifter, a trash bag, and lots of rags
Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:38 AM
Thanks for your input. I would like to see the data if I could please that would be pretty interesting. And ya the rounds i just bought were the barnes rounds. Not sure of the grain but the guy down at the local gun store had the same opinion that you did.
I have one and if you want some load data and test results for accuracy and group size. I have quite a bit of it. I do not have any non-lead data. I suggest the Barnes or Hornady bullets as they can be pushed faster than the Nosler non-lead. I like nosler bullets but do not understand why they make their bullet without the grooves so they can be pushed faster. With the non-lead bullets they work better the faster you push them. They also act like a bullet 30% heavier than they are. I suggest the 80gr Barnes TTSX. The tipped one as they open faster than the non-tipped ones according to Barnes
If you don't handload already, start. The .25-06 is a true handloaders cartridge. You can buy factory loads for it to do whatever you need it to do but with they few rifles I've played with, I have found it to be a cartridge that can be very particular about what loads it likes......and you just haven't lived until you've seen what a 75 grain v-max bullet will do to varmints. Lol!
I have actually been looking into reloading myself. I just gotta get more firmiliar with it. But for now I got the Barnes rounds like driverhunter had suggested in the other post.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:55 AM
thats a great caliber.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:51 AM
Since you have a 30-06, you might wanna consider standardizing your brass to one brand for both rifles...if you reload. You can make 25-06 brass from 30-06 brass but you may want to keep to factory headstamped 25-06 brass to keep mistakes to a minimum.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:00 AM
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:12 AM
I traded it only because it wasn't a Remington.
Mine is a Model 700 Remington.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:59 PM
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