Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


6.5 creedmoor help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2014, 07:35 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
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
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Monroe, Newhampshire
Posts: 335
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
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 71
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Carey, Idaho
Posts: 1,005
Re: 6.5 creedmoor help

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

"Every man has a purpose---------mine is to be behind a rifle.........."

"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than be in any city on earth." ---Steve McQueen
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 109
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
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Copper Basin, Alaska
Posts: 707
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Copper Basin, Alaska
Posts: 707
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 .
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.37%
78 Votes
NO - 50.62%
122 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.01%
41 Votes
Total Votes: 241
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC