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Unread 08-11-2011, 11:49 AM
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Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

Thanks Jerry,
Did you shoot 140s in it? If so how fast?
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

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    Thanks Jerry,
    Did you shoot 140s in it? If so how fast?

    The 140s averaged 2950 ft/sec and the 130s were 3150 Avg, both were with H4831.

    Both loads grouped under 1/4 MOA .

    It could be faster but i like to keep loads within reason.

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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    Thanks, I was hoping for more, but 1/4 inch is hard to argue with.
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    Unread 08-12-2011, 10:53 AM
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    I was shooting 51.5 grains of R-19 with a 140 gr SST and then 140 gr Nosler OTM. This is not the fastest load at 2801 fps (per the book) but it was Nosler's accuracy load. I had an issue igniting the powder with (regular) CCI primers and was getting hangfires with this powder/primer combination. So, I was only able to get a 1 inch group.

    I pulled down the unfired cartridges and tried (regular) Winchester large rifle primers and CCI magnum primers. I did not go back and shoot for groups as I next shoot this rifle at a farm on steel. I had hits at 100, 200, 300 400 and back to 800 yards. Back at 800 I had a spotter zero me into the center of the plate then we shot at a quart sized jar of Tennerite. It make a hell of an explosion when hit, I was happy.
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    Unread 08-12-2011, 11:04 AM
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    Thanks Jerry
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    Unread 08-28-2011, 03:43 PM
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

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    No Problem, I knew what you meant to write
    Think I could get the 140s going 3200fps?
    You may but that will be pretty hot load the max is
    IMR-4350 53.0gr 3145 fps 26" barrel
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