check it out home boys! today I got a new Ruger 77 MKII in 25-06. went home, cleaned the barrel, and made up some reloads. totally box-stock gun. check out this 4 shot group, using IMR4350 and a 100gr Sierra "pro hunter" bullet, data direct form Lyman manual. it is listed as a max load. I did NOT let the barrel cool, 4 rounds one after the other. needless to say, I am very happy! Now I just need to spot a few coyotes at oh, say 300 yards. Factory ammo did a 1-1/2" approx group, and thats fine too. at $25 and up a box, i hardly care about factory stuff anyway!!