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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Rl 17 is the only powder that my Creedmoor gets anywhere near this velocity with I loose 100 fps with hot loads of anything else (tried win 760 blew the primer out of the case at 39.5gn) rl 17 just seems to be my golden ticket
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:31 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I've head good things about RL 17. I have gotten used to using RL 15 in my 308 and 223. I even use it with 150's in my 300 Win mag. As a rule though, it's RL 19 and 22 for the 300. Will RL 17 work for the 308? I know I'm preaching to the choir, but as far as the CM goes, it a real efficient cartridge. What's the recoil like for benching the little monster? I had a Tikka lite in 308 and it bucked and jumped a little more than my 300. I now have a heavier 308 with a muzzle break for benching and baggin.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:13 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Recoil on the cm is in a word nonexhistant I have a Holland big break and its comparable to a moderate 22-250
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:41 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Rl 17 is the only powder that my Creedmoor gets anywhere near this velocity with I loose 100 fps with hot loads of anything else (tried win 760 blew the primer out of the case at 39.5gn) rl 17 just seems to be my golden ticket
How does RL17 do in real cold weather. ?? RL 15 looses a lot of velocity at 40 below.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

ILl be able to tell you about cold weather soon I live in Oklahoma its still getting into the 70 daily
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:44 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I think the warmest its been here in the past 2 weeks is 5 below. Maybe 7 below. With an avg of 20 below. . Thats why powders like BLC2 are almost useless. . I was going thru one of my chronographing books a little bit ago and was surprised to realize how much shooting I do at colder than 40 below.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:18 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Cold Finger Trigger, I Live in Minnesota and do all my 500 yard shoots during the winter months. I used RL 15 in my 308 and RL 19 and 22 in the 300 Win mag. I think the coldest we have shoot matches is + 15 and the warmest was last spring when the day started at 35 and went to 65 by the end of the shoot. I was using Rl 22 and I had a difficult time with the temp. Finally set my round in the last existing snow bank. I have had better luck with the RL 15 in the 308, but changing temps screw around with the zero point there as well. I'm down to my last containter of RL 15 and will start trying some Varget. I might lose a little velocity, but consistancy is what I'm after. I just ried a load of AA2520 in the 308 and was very impressed with the grouping.

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