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Old Yesterday, 02:07 PM   #1
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anyone have experience with H4895 and 25-06?

Picking up a 25-06 m77 tomorrow, and h4895 is the only powder I have on the shelf at the moment...
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Old Yesterday, 04:00 PM   #2
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It's fine. You can get a little more velocity out of a slower powder but not that much. It works all the way down to 69 grain SMK 223 match loads. If I had to standardize on one powder for all non-magnum centerfire rifle cartridges from 223 through 8mm Mauser, it would be H4895.

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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM   #3
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Works fine.

Some of the tightest groups that I ever shot with a 270 was with IMR-4895. Don't see any reason why it wouldn't work in a 25-06. Mboylan is right about the slower powders. My go to powder is IMR-4350 or IMR-4831 but I have yet to hear a deer complain about a bullet going 200 fps slower.
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Old Yesterday, 06:07 PM   #4
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only reason I hhave teh 4895 is its my go to for Garand loads.. But I was rocking .4" groups out of a 308 I had with it as well...
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 PM   #5
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Works great with lighter bullets like 87 grainers.
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Old Today, 12:06 AM   #6
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thanks.. anyone got some pet loads? I'm really hoping for 115-120gr big game stuff..
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