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Old 04-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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160gr Matrix

With the interest in the 6.5 / 160 Matrix bullet I thought it would be good to have a thread for these bullets.

With close to 150 fired I had not done a seating depth test.
I have been loading them either .010" into or .010" short of the lands.

Today's test included .030- .050- .070- .090- .110 off the lands with 2 powders. Each round fired was one seating depth with both powders

There was a squall coming as I started the first round and the wind was a gentle breeze not over 5mph. The second and third rounds the wind picked up to where the target was swinging and I just tried to time the shots with the swing. The last round was blowing 10-18mph I had to place a log against the target in order to get my aim point to stay still.

That said you can draw your own conclusions from the pics.

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I hope this will be of some benefit to those considering these bullets.

Next target : Black bear!!!


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Old 04-13-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Thanks Cliff for starting this. I am getting geared up to give them a try out of my 6.5x284. What caliber are you shooting? Barrel length and velocity?

Thanks, Riley
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Re: 160gr Matrix

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Thanks Cliff for starting this. I am getting geared up to give them a try out of my 6.5x284. What caliber are you shooting? Barrel length and velocity?

Thanks, Riley
It is the 6.5 Sherman 26" Pac-Nor 3 groove
Velocity has been up to 3050, but these I would guess 2950- 3000. A little too blustery to set up the chrono today.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Cool, so do you think in a 6.5x284 with a 30" barrel i could hit 2900+? I think i should get close.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:48 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Riley
With that length of barrel I think it is possible with the right powder.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:40 PM
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Re: 160gr Matrix

I was planing on using H4831 but i have some h1000 and retumbo i could give a try, maybe i can even shoot a few with RL 33....... I will post on this thread what i found.
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Re: 160gr Matrix

Looking forward to it.
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