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 I use 4 grains of Tite Group with a 86 grain Remington jacketed flat point .257 dia, 1400fps, 30fps variance. It works good thru just my powder measure. Accuracy is good. When I go beyond 4 grains I see case issues. Not a recommendation, just what I do. T/R

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Hey all, I’m trying to get that 25-20SS going, 86 grains cast lead did terrible with 4.7 of Unique.  Jacketed 87 gr rounds manufactured by Jamison did very well. 

 

Now I have some 76 gr jacketed flat points.  I have little powder available, just some Unique and Universal, some old 4350 and Win 231, Titegroup, and a few others.  

I’ve heard mixed reviews of using Unique.  Too fast they say.  Is there a load known for 4350?    What would you use with Titegroup for 76 grain jacketed?

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Hey all, I’m trying to get that 25-20SS going, 86 grains cast lead did terrible with 4.7 of Unique.  Jacketed 87 gr rounds manufactured by Jamison did very well. 

 

Now I have some 76 gr jacketed flat points.  I have little powder available, just some Unique and Universal, some old 4350 and Win 231, Titegroup, and a few others.  

I’ve heard mixed reviews of using Unique.  Too fast they say.  Is there a load known for 4350?    What would you use with Titegroup for 76 grain jacketed?  

IMR or H 4350?  I’ll look through some of my manuals.  I often don’t get good results with Unique or Bullseye.  I do use them though.

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I have one can of each.  Thanks!  

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AZshot said
  Is there a load known for 4350?  

Not that I can find listed–too slow, I assume.  4227 is a powder widely recommended.  With so many components stupid-priced, or unavailable, you may be forced to use what you’ve got. 

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AZshot said
 Is there a load known for 4350?     

4350 is best suited for medium sized cases with heavy projectiles (example being .243 Win with a 100 grn. projectile) or large case capacity with with light to medium weight bullets (example being 8mm Remington magnum with a 150 grain projectile)

 

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There’s always BP–as much as you can pack in.

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Thanks, I lucked into a can of Accurate 1680 and will be trying that.  

From this thread, it was recommended for lead 86gr bullets to use 8.5gr 1680 

I’m also going to try it with my 75gr Jacketed bullets. In the Accurate manual it says 11.1 grains starting for the 25-20 WCF, not the SS.  Should I go that high, or back off a little to 10 grains?  

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The 11.1 grain load listed in your Accurate manual will be perfectly fine in your low-wall.

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I’ve reloaded .25-20 and prefer to use 60 gr. I’ve often wondered if .25 air rifle pellets (25-30 gr.) can can be loaded in .25-20 cases using only a primer or small amounts of powder. Has anyone tried/done this? Results? Thanks.

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I’ve reloaded .25-20 and prefer to use 60 gr. I’ve often wondered if .25 air rifle pellets (25-30 gr.) can can be loaded in .25-20 cases using only a primer or small amounts of powder. Has anyone tried/done this? Results? Thanks.

  

A simple experiment to try, but usual problem with drastically reduced loads is poor accuracy.

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Thanks Clarence. .25 air rifle goes around 950-1,000 fps. What powder and amount would be a good starting load? Also, twist rate with Savage 23b vs air rifle would be a factor as well. 

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