Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barnes loading data
Thanks for the information, I just got my re-barreled 700 S/A in 6.5 creedmoor back 2 weeks ago and have been looking for the same information. When I spoke with Barnes they told me to use load data for the 130gr. Nosler Accubond for their 127 lrx as they were still in testing.
I loaded 140 gr Berger Hunting VLDs over 40.5 gr IMR4350 w/ CCI BR-2s .010 off the lands. This was the 6th load I tested shooting 5 shot groups. Of the loads this was the most accurate printing three 5 shot groups in the .3's. I'm still working on some other loads to test one being the 127 gr LRX over Superformace-both have been heck to get. I love the Bergers except for the following,
I was able to shoot a deer the day before yesterday right at the end of the day at 413 yards. The deer was broadside and I watched and heard the bullet hit the deer, she "mule kicked" and tore off into a clear cut. I waited an hour and began the recovery...I found the deer the following morning less than 75 yards from where I shot her and the bullet didn't exit. While the bullet had the desired result, a clean kill, the lack of an exit wound left ZERO bloodtrail. I do realize 413 yards has an effect on penetration, I am just curious if anyone has had a similar experience and if anyone has shot the 6.5 Barnes over 350 yards and the results.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by khardee; 11-26-2013 at 09:53 AM.
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