.25-35 Winchester Tests

2014 Ed Harris

Winchester 1894 with 26-inch octagon barrel ca. 1908

Velocity

Remarks

Factory loads

Western 117ST

2283, 7 Sd

Old yellow box from 1960s

Winchester 117PP

2259, 19Sd

Current product from Midway 2.5 in. @ 100 yds. Ideal tang sight

Jacketed bullet handloads

Remington 85JSP

Powder

Grains

IMR-PB

8

1273, 33 Sd

Minimal expansion, non-destructive small game or turkey load

Alliant #2400

9

1330, 31 Sd

POI at 50 yds. with 200-yd. factory load zero. Minimal expansion.

10

1419, 11 Sd

Moderate water jug expansion to .32 cal., good game load

12

1738, 15 Sd

Expands to .45 in water, core separates, blows fragments off nose

14

1950, 25 Sd

Violent fragmentation, blows frying chicken to smithereens

15

2200, 39 Sd

Max. do not exceed, highly destructive varmint load

IMR4227

16

1884, 22Sd

Varmint load blows frying chicken to smithereens

RCBS 25-85CM

Cast 12 BHN from wheelweights, shot as-cast, unsized, LLA

Meister 85-gr. .258 dia. can be substituted, but less accurate

Bullseye

4

1127, 5 Sd

Quiet like standard velocity .22 LR, 2 inches at 50 yds.

5

1207, 27 Sd

Report like .22 LR high velocity, 2 inches @ 50 yd.

IMR-PB

5

1272, 14 Sd

Inch groups at 50 yds. most accurate with current powders

6

1339, 21 Sd

Approximates factory .25-20 velocity, 1.5 inches @ 50yds

SR-7625

5

1285, 16 Sd

Excellent, older lot of 7625 little different from PB load

Alliant#2400

7

1420, 29 Sd

Max. for plainbased bullet, groups 1.5 inches @ 50 yds.

 

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