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ymmas 01-06-2010 01:06 AM

hurt feelings
Good evening, i have a very close friend that shoots a 25/06, i have used these and my wife owns one, the ptoblem is i was watching his muzzle late this afternoon and with7 in of snow on the ground you could see the flash, i mean flame when he fired, checked his ammo carrier and he had 85 nosler ballistic tip/ imr4831/55.5 g guys i have a 25/06 and 6 new and old load books i cant find that load or anything close, worried hes got just a tad more powder than he needs hell the flash is 2 ft long at lest we have been friends ever since i came back to kansas 1970 but is a little thin skined about folks correcting him, any body know if this load is safe??????????????? ymmas

Jo da Plumbr 01-06-2010 01:13 AM

Sounds like a case of muzzel envy.

ymmas 01-06-2010 01:47 AM

not reall hes my wifes half brother not a bad guy just dont take to folks sticking thier nose in his beeswax, just worried he is going to get hurt,damage his wepon or god forbid hurt someone else

canebrake 01-06-2010 01:57 AM

Intervention time and here's the reason. You put it in writing!

Any good PI attorney will find this post, show the jury you had prior safety knowledge and didn't inform his client.

The injury and damages swing from natural selection to "It's Your Fault!"

Tell the a$$hole before he kills someone. (Maybe you)

ymmas 01-06-2010 02:31 AM

just got off IMR site we are not over right on the line , guess i just worry to much


c3shooter 01-06-2010 02:41 AM

Hey- it is nice to have someone concerned for your well being!

IF he is "on the chart" with the reloading manual- AND he is not getting signs of excessive pressure (look at the primer, Luke, said Obi Wan Kenobi), should be OK. Most HP rifles DO throw a significant bit of flame (ever see a 50 cal Browning fire at night? GREAT strobe light)

I once tried some 95 gr +P+ .38 Special on an indoor range- thought I was going to set ceiling tile on fire from muzzle flash- sheet of WHITE flame 3 ft wide (Don't hit him- just toast him to death!)

ymmas 01-06-2010 02:51 AM

know what you mean on the 50 ive set behind one a couple are 10 times . just never noticed it befor , hes a fairly likable okie and that getting to be a endangrerd speices now days and if somthing happen to him id cacth hell from my better half thanks alot troops

semper fi ymmas

res45 01-06-2010 12:36 PM

Lyman #49 List 58 grs. with a 87 gr. SP using H4831 which is just a bit slower than the IMR version but only by two slots on the burn chart. Looks like he is about 1 full gr. below MAX using the IMR.

87 GR. SPR HP IMR IMR 4831 .257" 3.115" 52.0 3099 41,900 CUP 56.5 3398 50,600 CUP

ymmas 01-06-2010 03:33 PM

your right, went down to the library and check that manuel, feel a lot better,that and checked out some of his spent cases no flatting of the primer they all look ok , thanks a lot

coyotex 04-24-2013 02:40 AM

Im glad that res45 found a legitimate recipe because Ive known of people who've pushed it too far and lived (Thank God) too regret crossing the line,even if they destroyed a perfectly fine weapon. The people who write handloading manuals are paid for there knowledge so why second guess them. I own many rifles and if I need more, then I save my money and buy something meaner. I dont deviate from what the experts print. Just my humble opinion. Handloading is the sh!t but you have to respect it or you will get hurt.

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