Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What powder works best for you in 25-06?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16,434
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    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.:)
     
  2. DUCKNDAWG

    DUCKNDAWG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    central kansas
    IMR 4350 its the cats meow in my 25-06!!!
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    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.

    rcmodel
     
  4. koja48

    koja48 member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,912
    Location:
    SE WA State
    I like 4350.
     
  5. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,608
  6. NuJudge

    NuJudge Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Messages:
    748
    Location:
    SE Michigan
    I like 4831 with 100 grain bullets. I've shot enough of them to have a seriously eroded throat.

    CDD
     
  7. Remo-99

    Remo-99 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    673
    Location:
    S32-E152 Hunter Valley
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    5,035
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16,434
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    Thanks, guys, I'll be stopping by that gent's place to grab that can of 4831 to give it a try!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page