Hey guys just starting to get into the reloading thing. I will be reloading 25.06 an

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  1. MOOSEMAN1955

    MOOSEMAN1955 Well-Known Member

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    Need help. I have 117 gr. SST 25.06 rounds and have nothing for 243 yet. Would like some help in what kind of powder to get to get most fps and accurrcy. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    There's no quick answer to your question unfortunately, every gun will have a preference. Depending on how you load you might consider staying with double base ball powders over single base extruded. The double base powders meter much better than single base, unless your willing to weight each load by hand with a scale and trickler. My personal preference are Western Powders, Accurate and Ramshot both make powders that work well for me. Here's a link to their website they have load data so you'll be able to see what might work for your calibers.


    http://www.accuratepowder.com/
     

  3. canebreaker

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    Like Mark said, "There's no quick answer to your question."
    The load data will have a start and max charge for each powder and bullet weight. For rifle loads I use the start charge to load 5 rounds. Increase the charge by 0.05 gr and load 5 more, all the way to max charge. Mark and record each load, I use different color sharpies on the cases.
    Here's another site for data.
    http://www.hodgdon.com/
     
  4. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I load test series exactly like Jimmy, only difference is I vacuum seal each 5 round group and write the load data on the bag.
     
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    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Let me explain the reason I bag each 5 rounds, I have in the past knocked or tipped over loading trays and ammo boxes while on the bench mixing them up and that is a pain in the rump. When the range session is over I staple each bag to the corresponding target and record the data when I get home.
     
  6. MOOSEMAN1955

    MOOSEMAN1955 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for info. I recently bought the new hornaday reloading book. I have reload 22 for powder. Was happy to see when I got book it was one recomended for my 06 rounds. Thinking about getting the rock chucked single stage press. Plans are to load one at a time and to be very precise. Going for accuracy and relaxing the mind
     
  7. johnliester

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    For the 25-06 I use H- 4831. Slow burner and very accurate. speed is good too. For 243 I use H 414 and 100 gr Hornady. 95 gr. Nosler ballistic tip does well too. Took my biggest buck yet with that load pushing right at 3,000 fps.
     
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    MOOSEMAN1955 Well-Known Member

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    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Most of my equipment is Lee and old. I have no problem loading at half the cost.
    I bought a RCBS JR 2 for $10. The pivot pin was broke and the handle was missing. RCBS replaced the pin, but the handle I would have to buy. I made one for $4.