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Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:13 PM
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Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

I've got a build coming. Hopefully will be here in a month. A buddy is putting it together for me. It's a Rem 700 with a Bartlein take off barrel (I don't know the twist) but I think it's 1 in 8. I think it was originally a 6.5x.284 at 26". He rechambered it for 6.5 Creedmoor and I believe it finished at 21".

Anyway, what would be some load recommendations? I plan to punch paper, get additional LR training, shoot an F-Class match and hunt with the rifle. I hear good things about the Berger bullets. All input is welcome.

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Paul
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:53 PM
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

Im in the process for a 6.5 build as well, I hope to have it shortly after the first of the year.......you might find some load info on this forum, not a lot of traffic but its a start.The 6.5 Creedmoor Forum - Portal

I know several buddies with them and they are very accurate with mild recoil, I'm not sure about the 21" tube as most I have seen were 26-28" but it should give you a feel for the round. It's been said that the Creedmoor is the 260 done right as far a case design.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:02 PM
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

Great round I have a savage 11 long range hunter in the creed and its great mine likes the 130s over the 140s but its shot every thing I have feed it under moa ;-)
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

I am a 6.5 fan, just not a Creedmoor owner. Anyway, you might find it worthwhile to check out Hornady's factory ammo for a place to start. Factory match ammo can be had loaded with 140 AMAX bullets. Hunting ammo can be had with 129 SST's. I say try 'em and see what you and your rifle like.

Where handloads are concerned, I would start with the aforementioned bullets plus the 123 AMAX. Not sure what the preferred powder would be, but I would think that H4350 or RL17 would be a good place to start.

FWIW, I tried Hornady's 140 SST Superformance load in my 6.5 Swede alongside my handloads using Berger VLD's and the Hornady factory stuff shot pretty well. Not as good as my handloads, but darn close.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

H4350 for the 140 and 130's. RL15, Varget for the 120-123 grain bullets. The 140's guys are starting around 38.0 and working up to about 42.0, but 42 is really a hot load. Looks the sweet spot is between 40-40.5 and 41-41.5 grains of the H4350.
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

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H4350 for the 140 and 130's. RL15, Varget for the 120-123 grain bullets. The 140's guys are starting around 38.0 and working up to about 42.0, but 42 is really a hot load. Looks the sweet spot is between 40-40.5 and 41-41.5 grains of the H4350.
This.

I'm at 43.0 of H4350 with 140 gr. Berger VLD Hunting with no signs of pressure. I'm getting 2850 fps with a 24" bbl.

It's an easy caliber to develop loads for, brass life is good, and it seems to perform out of proportion to it's case size.
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Re: Any 6.5 Creedmoor fans here?

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This.

I'm at 43.0 of H4350 with 140 gr. Berger VLD Hunting with no signs of pressure. I'm getting 2850 fps with a 24" bbl.

It's an easy caliber to develop loads for, brass life is good, and it seems to perform out of proportion to it's case size.
That's good to know. I was going by what I was reading on the 65creedmoor forum. Thanks for the info.
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