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Unread 02-19-2014, 08:38 AM
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6.5-06 Help

I'm about to have 6.5-06 built, and have been acquiring parts and components, lacking just a DBM setup, and trigger, but have at least 2 months to find them.

Question is, what powder does anyone recommend? I was thinking Norma MRP because of availability, but have been stockpiling RL 25 for use in other guns. I'm thinking the 25 will be a good match for 136-140gr bullets, any thoughts?

By Berger's and Hornady's manuals, it doesn't look like I'll have to play the powder fight game going on right now, as powders listed aren't the highly sought after ones.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 10:01 AM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

    Case capacities are nearly identical to that of the 6.5-284. Retumbo is my go to powder with the 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 with H4831 being a good choice as well.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 10:12 AM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

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    Case capacities are nearly identical to that of the 6.5-284. Retumbo is my go to powder with the 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 with H4831 being a good choice as well.
    Thanks stomp, but that is what I'm trying to avoid right now, the "Hodgdon" craze!
    I've had the opportunity to buy these powders lately, but just don't want to get dependent on them, without buying 20lbs upfront.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 12:27 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

    I understand completely but unfortunately that's the only powders I have data with. These are what I used when I built mine so I have stuck to them. Hope you find something that works.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 01:59 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

    R-25 is a pretty reliable place to start looking. H4831sc is also a good choice. R-22 may well merit some investigation. I've not played with MRP. I'd like to see what you find.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 07:31 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

    Hi.
    I use N165 in my 6.5X284. Should work a treat in the 06 case.

    Brit.
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    Unread 02-19-2014, 08:09 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Help

    Mrp is almost the same as rl 22. I have a 6.5x284 and a 6.5-06 as stated 4831 is great but you should have some luck with map. I have also been playing with mag pro with some good success
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