Sitting here in a rainy Thursday between errands, I stumbled across a video about one of my favorite cartridges, the .25-06 Remington. It's an old wildcat, designed by Charles Newton back in 1912, and standardized by Remington in 1969. What it suffered from in those days was a proper powder. It needs a slow burning powder. What it suffers from today is that it is an old cartridge, overshadowed by the newer whiz-bang cartridges like the 6.5 Creedmore. This guy is a fa, and seems to enjoy shooting the old standby.
He uses 7828, which I suppose is a fine powder. My pet load for that cartridge is 50.0 grains of Reloder 22 with a 117 grain bullet. My chronograph registers 2971 wit that combo out of a Ruger 77. Not quite the magical 3000 fps, but I doubt that any coyote or whitetail deer could tel the difference. It throws them all into 0.8" at 100 yards with boring regularity.
I guess I'd better get the keys to the truck and run into town. I need butane, and I'm thinking about cooking a big pot of spaghetti. Zach told me on his way out the door that it's been a while since we had spaghetti, and it seems like a good day to make some.