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6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:35 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

Everyone,
I appreciate the insight on your loads and will consider all of them. I have a lot of IMR7828ssc so I will probably start with it, but also have some of the other powders too. I will test these and see what happens.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

Fred,

Hey that IMR7828SSC will do you proud! I used to have a 300WM that was a solid 1moa rifle no matter what I tried. Then one day I bought a pound of IMR7828SSC and suddenly that rifle was piling them up into just slightly over 1/2 moa! Ended up selling that old dog to my brother-in-law. After that I tried it in my 6.5x55 BJAI and it shot really good there too!

Over all H1000 is sill my slow burning favorite ( i have 24lbs of it ), but I do have an 8lb'r of IMR7828SSC that gets used ever so often too!

Have a good one,
Gary
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:44 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

+ 1 for H-1000 and the 142 Sierra Match King. I found the best accuracy node at 54.4g which is .6 below published maximum. I haven't had it across the chronograph yet, but it should be at least 2,800 fps. The IMR 7828sc is good medicine as well for the 140g range 6.5 bullets and provides a good case fill, but hasn't shown me what I'm looking for. My rig has a 26" tube on it (next barrel will be finished at 30") FWIW. BTW I'm using Federal 210 Large Rifle Primers. Best of luck and safe shooting YMMV.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

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Mine loves 140 Bergers and RL22. Just saw a report on a guy running 7828SSC with great success as well though. Another one to consider is H1000. Good luck
I have bought a box of the 140gr. Bergers just for this rifle and they will see some action as soon as I get the rifle back in a few weeks.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

I am working up a load on my 6.5-06 AI using:
H4831sc
H1000
IMR7828
Magnum
Magpro

When the rifle was barreled in 6.5-06 I used H4831sc and Fed210m primers.

I'll let you know what works best, when I'm done.
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

H1000 will give higher velocities than h 4831. I have an 8.5 twist and get 2980ish with the 140 bergers from a 24 inch tube with good accuracy and no pressure signs. H 4831 was 2830ish with accuracy. Those are the only two I tried.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 best powder for 140gr. Bullets

My dad uses IMR7828sc with 140 Bergers in his 6.5-06AI. He tried H1000 and Retumbo but he liked 7828 the best. His has a 28in tube and is getting just under 3100fps. I know he played with Retumbo for awhile and was getting over 3200fps but that load was leaving ejector marks and the accuracy wasn't as good as the 7828.

I don't know how temp stable 7828 is and I'm not sure it would be my first choice but it seems to be working well for my dad's 6.5-06AI
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