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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Made my own 25-06 brass from ought-six brass for years, then finally said enough and bought new 25-06 brass. Come to think of it, my first "real" 25-06 brass was a mess of R-P factory loads bought fer cheap, fired, then reloaded?
IIRC, always ran the ought-six cases into the 25-06 die, then trimmed 'em for the proper length?
Only 75gr bullet I ever monkeyed with, were Sierra HPs and they didn't shoot fer diddly in my rifle. Lots of different bullets these days in .257, compared to what was around in 1978 when I got my first 25-06.
My personal choice is 100gr Btips for woodchucks and deer. One load that works great on deer and pasture poodles, out to around 500 yards. Don't git no better'n that in my book.
All of my 25-06s have 1:10 twist 24" barrels. Before I went with the Btips, the 87gr Sierra was my varmint bullet. Shot them very (very) well for many years. Also handled 117gr and 120gr bullets with no problems.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B