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6.5 creedmoor

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Unread 12-03-2012, 06:41 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor

I've heard rl17 had problems but I haven't experienced any
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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor

Originally Posted by mtnwrunner View Post
And speaking of reloader 17, has anyone had or heard of it having any problems with the temperature??

I've never ran my loads through a chrono in different temps, but my drops have been spot on out to 700 yards in 20-90 deg weather with my 300 WSM. A guy that shoots a lot or RL17 out of his 6.5x47 Lapua told me that he actually sees a slight velocity decrease when temps get hot with RL 17. I can't find the PM to quote him exactly, but it was only about a 25 fps difference between freezing and 85 or 90 degrees for him.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor

Well, that is good to hear. I guess the only real way is for me to get out there when its cold and see what is does. It shoots great in my 280 ackley and my 6.5 creedmoor. I really like the velocity and accuracy but I stayed away from them during hunting season because I was somewhat worried about the temp difference.

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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor

I just started loading for mine which should be here by Thursday. . 120 gr Seirra pushed by 37 gr of Varget. 120 gr TTSX And 110 gr Banded solids all with 37 gr of Varget. . Cci 200 primers. It's aabout a starting load for sighting in and breaking in the barrel.
Does anyone have any Barnes data for Varget and 120 gr TSX or TTSX. Bullets.
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