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Old 06-16-2017, 07:32 AM   #1
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I just purchased a used Ruger M77 MKII 25-06 (Black Pad). Trying to narrow down what ammo will shoot best out of it. What factory ammo does your Ruger 25-06 like best?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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I can tell you it doesn't matter if you compared the exact same rifles that had successive serial #'s, they both will like one ammo more than the other. I have a Ruger Heavy Barrel .25-06 and it likes 117 gr. Black Hills sst's
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
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This^^^
My dad has one that likes factory 117 sst's and the hornady whitetail. For reloads it likes 115 vld's.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:30 AM   #4
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Mine likes anything 117 gr........ & hits em like Thor's hammer, absolutely devastating round. You will like it
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:15 AM   #5
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Can't say anything about factory ammo, but my Tikka T3 Lite likes 120 gr. ballistic tips fast. The hotter i load them, the tighter the groups. Nowhere near max loads yet.

The 25-06 has a reputation for liking fast loads.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:40 AM   #6
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117 sst Hornady like others have said.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:11 AM   #7
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So it looks like the consensus is that I need to try 117 grain SST's first.
Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:50 AM   #8
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Mine likes the federal 117 gr Sierra boat tails. I did have to sand down the barrel channel a bit due to barrel touching stock. Shoots 1/2" groups. Never tried the sst in this gun, just personal preference not a fan of the tipped bullets.
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