75gr v-max on a 25-06


December 30, 2012, 09:17 PM
Anybody loading these up with Reloader 19, H335, or H332 ?? Care to share charge weights? I just bought some of those 75gr v-max's after reading nothing but good things about them. However when I got home none of my five reloading manuals listed a charge for that bullet weight with the powders I have, nor do the manufacturer's websites. Thanks

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December 31, 2012, 08:02 AM
You need some faster powders for the 75 gr bullets. I don't have a book in front of me but I used to use IMR4064 and W760 when I tried that weight.

Depending on the use you may not like the 75 gr bullets. I tried them for 1 season and found them lascking past 250 yards.

December 31, 2012, 09:20 AM
I have a rem 700 Senduro and a Ruger Model 1 in 25-06. Neither would group well @ 300y with lighter bullets. Best accuracy was with 117gr

December 31, 2012, 09:24 AM
I have loaded those for my .257 Bob using R19. Here are some loads for 75g Hornady HP bullets you can work with.

December 31, 2012, 09:35 AM
I did notice in one of my manuals that H335 with this bullet in a 257rob gave almost 3600fps. But I'm not educated on how to use info for one cartridge to load another. Anybody have insight on how to do that safely?

December 31, 2012, 11:22 AM
Anybody have insight on how to do that safely?You can't do it safely.
Don't even consider it.

Hodgdon website shows 16 different powders with the 25-06/75 grain V-Max.
So data is available.

Just not for H335, or H332.

That right there is what we like to call a Clue that those two powders are unsuitable for use in a 25-06 with that light a bullet.
They are both too fast burning for the over-bore 25-06.

And RX-19 is too slow with that light a bullet.

I have had good success with IMR-4064 & the 75 grain Sierra HP in my 25-06.


December 31, 2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm finding more Clues that point towards RE19 and H335 being viable options for my situation. I'm posting here to see if anyone's using them, so I can track down their published data, if they're using any. I know I've seen one book list something as a top choice for a certain bullet weight and a bunch of other books not even have the same powder listed.

December 31, 2012, 12:52 PM
They are top choices for certain bullet weights.

Just not 75 grain ones.

Lyman #49 shows RL-19 a top choice with 120 grain bullets in that caliber.

But isn't even listed as a viable choice for 75 grain bullets because it is way to slow burning.
H-335 isn't listed because it is too fast burning.


January 9, 2013, 04:27 PM

January 10, 2013, 12:48 AM
In 257 Roberts Ackley improved, with IMR4895 I have got 3600 fps with 75 gr Vmax.
3900 fps with short brass life.

I find that two most accurate bullets were 75 gr Vmax and the 72 gr Berger, with the advantage going to the Vmax.

January 10, 2013, 03:37 AM
IME 4895 and Varget did the best with these bullets in my rifle. Around 48 gr on the first and 50 gr on the second but I did not walk downstairs and confirm. I burned some brain cells in the 1970's I might should have saved for the future so be sure and double check with a manual. Little rockets actually shot good in my rifle out to 300 yards but never hit my longer range with them on a calm day. Wind bucked them around a bit. At 100 yards best groups were 0.600" average about 0.860, at 200 yards groups hovered right over the inch mark with my two best just enough under an inch to call them under. Average was about 1.3". At 300 they opened up but conditions and my endurance was getting ragged.

70 grain Blitz King bullets shoot well in my rifle too but best accuracy in lighter bullets for my 25 caliber are 85 grain ballistic tips. I think the added length with better ballistic coefficient helps a bunch plus little less affected by a slight breeze. The 85's hold up well out to 400 yards which is longest real range I have ready access to. Hope this helps. When you buy a very specific bullet you might have to buy a couple of specific powders to make it work. Plus it gives you a reason to test it in some other rifles.

January 10, 2013, 08:04 AM
Thanks, figured I'd double check one last time. I'm not against buying another powder. I just knew I wouldn't be headed in the direction of the store I buy my powder at for a little while. Looks like that should change today and I'll get something better suited for my needs.

January 10, 2013, 03:42 PM
I use H4350 and get 1/2' groups with this bullet

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