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Old 05-02-2014, 07:35 PM
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6.5 creedmoor help

Just bought a savage model 10 6.5 creedmoor and was wondering which powder and primers I should start out with. Any load data is appreciated. I have a box 130 grain Bergers that I'm going to start with. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:21 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

I have really good luck with 41.5 grains of H4350 underneath a 140 a-max. Solid 1/2 moa load out of my Ruger Hawkeye Predator.. Havent really had time to develop it further. Its the best all around powder for both my dads Creedmoor and mine. He has had excellent luck with Rl 17 as well. He gets about 1/4 Moa with the rl-17
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

My Cooper likes 40.9 gr H4350 with Fed match primers and Sierra 142 match bullets .020 off the lands. 2'' groups at 500 yds. I can't seem to find any more of the Sierra bullets so I bought some Barnes Match Burner 140 gr to try.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:27 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

41 grains of RL 17 mated with hornady 140 SST's. Very accurate.

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:47 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

+1 for both rl17 and h4350, 140s just flat out shoot from guns I have seen. Sportsmans warehouse has rl17 right this second online
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:57 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

I also shoot both Rl 17 and H4350 with the 130 gr Sirocco's and 140 SST. And Varget with the lighter bullets 110-120 gr range. My rifle is the Ruger Hawkeye 26"
I haven't shot it for a few months now as I've been up north since January and I'm changing the scope , stock and trigger and want all my components to shoot in the refined LR rifle that I want it to be. Well, general hunting and LR.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:04 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

Congratulations on getting a Creed btw!!!!!
I have had excellent accuracy with the Hornady factory ammo also. And have up to 9 reloads on some of my Hornady brass with everything still snug and tight. Primer pockets and case necks. Very minimal trimming. , really just a chamfer .
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