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Old 05-01-2011, 03:47 PM
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6.5 saum

was looking for load data for 130 to 142 bullets.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: 6.5 saum

Originally Posted by jwing View Post
was looking for load data for 130 to 142 bullets.
JWING.....Doesn't look like you are having much luck finding loads (not too many 6.5 saum's out there). I think I can get you in the ball park by comparing to my 6.5 Sherman which holds a couple grains more powder. I find that my max loads with my 300 Sherman are usually a gr. or 2 over the 300 SAUM so I am guessing the 6.5's should be about the same? I shoot 63 grains of Retumbo behind a 140 Berger for about 3150' and have fired 65 grs. for over 3200'. This is from a 26" barrel. I would start with 59 grains and work my way up carefully, if I were you. I'm guessing you will max out around 63 grains........Rich
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: 6.5 saum

thanks for the help! I was just looking for some starting points. Was hoping to do better than 3200 but will be happy if that is all i get. I am going to try new hogdon hybrid v 100 ans super preformance.

it that the only powders you have used?

there is not a lot of info on the 6 saum. I was going to look at the starting load in 7 saum and work my way up. what do you think?

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