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6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

 
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:59 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Dan,

As before, thanks for the great information.

I am headed to store and will see if they have the H1000, Hybrid 100v or IMR7828SC on the shelves and see if I can get some to experiment with based on your advice.

I did work up some initial loads with H4831SC and would be trying them today but for poor conditions.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Cool,

Let me know how it works out... Would love to see those bug hole groups!

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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Early on in my load development I tried working with R-17, and h4350 and both proved to have ignition problems as previously pointed out. I also spent a little time with R-19 and didn't find great accuracy. I didn't try R-22 as I found what I was looking for with h4831sc and h1000 both are "extreme" powders and have proven to be consistent from -10 to 75. With IMR 7828sc I have a "winter" load and a "summer" load. I used it with the Hornady Amax that I just loved until I started using the Berger vld which I couldn't get sub MOA using the IMR 7828sc so I gravitated to h4831c. I haven't tried the hybrid 100v so I'd be interested to see your results. Ymmv
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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Check out the nosler data for n560 on the 6.5-06. It looks promising.

I would start one or two grains below the max and work up one or two grains above.
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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

I tried 3 different powders, varget, 4831sc and H4350 and perhaps it is the bullet choice but accuracy was elusive. I expected a bit better out of an after market barrel and trued action set up....but I may yet get there.

Surprising to me is that I finally did hit nodes with all three powders all around 3200 fps with the 120 gr swift each with groups of .75 moa.

The one that showed the best promise was H4350, so i will work on narrowing the window a bit on the accuracy node. My thinking is that the groups on each side of this charge were better than the others by ~.5 inches.

Waiting on some more supplies so it will be a while before I update again.

Thanks all for the assistance.
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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Aldon,

Good to hear that you're getting some decent accuracy with H4350, I had always thought that it was a little too fast, but it seems that it's working for you.

What primer are you using?

I found my accuracy node also at 3200fps, using RL-22 my smallest group was .325" at 100yds.

I'm still hopeing that you'll try Hybrid 100V. I'm thinking of working up another load for my father's rifle as RL-22 can be a bit dirty...

Keep us posted.

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Re: 6.5-06 AI 120gr Swift - Loads??

Hmmm.... H4350 huh? I never found anything even MOA with that powder. Every weapon is different! I had ignition problems until I reached 48 grains, my rifle just didn't have any real accuracy with anything that would light consistently. If it works for you run it, if not I'd look for a better case fill to insure reliable ignition and even, stable, consistent burn. It seems that ymmv.
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