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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Eb1, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. Eb1

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    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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    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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    Are you crimping those rounds?
     
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    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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