What powder works best for you in 25-06?


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armoredman
November 23, 2008, 09:20 AM
Right now all I have that is listed as OK in Hogdon's manual is H-4895. The local guy has a short pound of IMR-4831 he's willing to sell cheap. Anyone have experiances with these two and Sierra 90gr bullets? Thanks for your reply.:)

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DUCKNDAWG
November 23, 2008, 11:24 AM
IMR 4350 its the cats meow in my 25-06!!!

rcmodel
November 23, 2008, 11:30 AM
IMR-4831 is a much better 25-06 powder then either H-4895 or IMR-4895.

You can get from 100 to 300 FPS higher velocity with 4831, depending on bullet weight.

4895 is too fast for the over-bore 25-06.

But IMR-4350 is probably a better choice then any of them.

rcmodel

koja48
November 23, 2008, 12:17 PM
I like 4350.

Bush Pilot
November 23, 2008, 02:22 PM
H4831

NuJudge
November 23, 2008, 06:59 PM
I like 4831 with 100 grain bullets. I've shot enough of them to have a seriously eroded throat.

CDD

Remo-99
November 23, 2008, 07:31 PM
Right now all I have that is listed as OK in Hogdon's manual is H-4895. The local guy has a short pound of IMR-4831 he's willing to sell cheap.

While H4895 can be used with 90gr bullets in 25-06, it won't fill the case to optimum levels.
It's more suited to larger bore 308 and 30-06. And smaller capacity cases like 223.

The slower IMR/H 4831 powders are a better option in 25-06, or even like rcmodel suggests 4350 for the lighter 90 grainers.

Peter M. Eick
November 23, 2008, 08:19 PM
I was loading mine today with IMR 4350 and IMR 4831. My notes say both are very accurate with 100 grn Seirra's.

armoredman
November 23, 2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks, guys, I'll be stopping by that gent's place to grab that can of 4831 to give it a try!

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