.25-06/RL-22 100 gr. Nosler BT


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Eb1
December 31, 2011, 04:29 PM
I have shot IMR4350 with the 100 gr. BT from Nosler, and didn't find any immediate accuracy from this combination out of my 22" barreled XL-7.
So I was visiting my mother, and while taking her on a trip to Wal-Mart I purchased a pound of RL-22.

Has anyone had good success with a 100 gr. BT and RL-22 in their .25-06? I am looking to start around 55 grains, and loaded to 3.200 OAL. Even though my rifling starts at 3.260.

I loaded the 115 gr. CT/BT to 3.260, and had good success, but not so with the 100 gr. at that length. So I thought I'd load the IMR4350 a little shorter, and also load some RL-22 at 3.200 and 3.260.

The brass is neck sized from my rifle.

Thoughts?

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flashhole
December 31, 2011, 07:15 PM
I tried it, didn't like it as good as Retumbo for both those bullet weights. I use H4831 for 87 grain bullets with good success too.

Mine is a Ruger #1V with the bull barrel. This is the 100 grain Ballistic Tip at 150 yards shooting off the hood of my pickup truck. Retumbo was the powder for those loads.

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Eb1
December 31, 2011, 08:23 PM
Are you crimping those rounds?

flashhole
December 31, 2011, 08:48 PM
No, the marks you see on the case neck are from the Lee Collet Neck Die. I was a bit aggressive when sizing them. The Ruger has a generous chamber and accuracy falls off a bit if I FL size the case. I also re-form 30-06 brass to 25-06. I have really good luck with the "Greek" brass, HXB headstamp. I like it also because it does not have a cartridge name in the headstamp, just HXB and the year it was made.

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