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Un-identified Ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HARV6, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. HARV6

    HARV6 Well-Known Member

    Care to guess what type of factory ammo this is in 25-06? I got it in a trade with the rifle. The guy said he wasn't sure what it was. But he wasn't a handloader. Bullet weighs 100 grains, looks to me like a Sierra Gameking. Brass is Winchester Super, but I can't google up anything that shows me they were ever together as a factory load. Anybody ever buy a box with those components?

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  2. murf

    murf Well-Known Member

    stick powder. probably imr.

    best guess.

  3. Picher

    Picher Well-Known Member

    Kinda looks like a handloaded Sierra Gameking with about 54 grains of IMR 4064, but just a guess. ;) :rolleyes:
  4. RPRNY

    RPRNY Well-Known Member

    Looks like Varget to me.
  5. Kyle M.

    Kyle M. Well-Known Member

    Doesn't look like varget to me all the varget I've seens been darker, almost black.
  6. WNTFW

    WNTFW Well-Known Member

    In my experience if you know the bullet you are ahead of the game. I have been able to get 1 bullet to work equally well with 3 powders. Load development with each was done.

    My first guess on the powder would be Varget due to the gold coating color. Problem is color can be off in your picture. My Varget has never been that bright.

    If you know the powders you can probably differentiate between them. The would be a multiple choice type answer.

    If you have no limit as to what powders then it is a wide open essay question.

    Consult some loading manuals to see if Varget is a safe sensible powder for the load. You have bullet weight & charge weight so that helps.
  7. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    Guessing loads is a good way to hurt yourself or your rifle.
    Either buy some known factory ammo or hand-load your own.
  8. HARV6

    HARV6 Well-Known Member

    Who said anything about shooting it?
  9. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Since they were basically freebies, you could pull 'em, and have free Sierra GK bullets, free brass, and good flower bed fertilizer. Then you can make your OWN!

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