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What powder works best for you in 25-06?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by armoredman, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    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.:)

    DUCKNDAWG Well-Known Member

    IMR 4350 its the cats meow in my 25-06!!!
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  4. koja48

    koja48 member

    I like 4350.
  5. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Well-Known Member

  6. NuJudge

    NuJudge Well-Known Member

    I like 4831 with 100 grain bullets. I've shot enough of them to have a seriously eroded throat.

  7. Remo-99

    Remo-99 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    I was loading mine today with IMR 4350 and IMR 4831. My notes say both are very accurate with 100 grn Seirra's.
  9. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    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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