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6.5 Creedmoor load data

 
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:29 PM
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6.5 Creedmoor load data

I can't seem to find data on loading the 6.5 creedmoor with 140 gr Berger VLDS or the new Barnes 127 gr LRX. I have H4350 and RL19 and 17. Currently looking for information for these bullet/powder combos only. Can someone give me some min-max data on these or point me in the right direction?
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:30 PM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

I'm using 27.8 gr of H4350 with Fed match primers and my Cooper shoots in the .2's all day, I am using 142 gr Sierra match and getting 2766 fps at 2800 ft elevation. 27 moa up to be dead on at 1000 yds. Shot a 2.5 inch group at 500 yds three wks ago with the same load.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:08 PM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

Is 27.8 gr. a typo? My Berger manual shows the following. H 4350 and 130 grain is 37.5 min/41.6 max. H 4350 and 140 grain is 36.5 min/40.7 max.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:57 PM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

With a 28" Criterion Bull barrel I'm shooting 140 gr Berger Hybrids at 42.6 gr of H4350 with a Fed 210M primer (which is over the published max of 40.7, starting load is 36.5 in the Berger manual). I got this load from another creedmoor shooter and have read of others using this load also.

I definitely would recommend starting below published max and working up slowly. I finally hit visible pressure signs at 42.9, your barrel will undoubtedly be different.

I have read and been told that a CCI BR primer is the best primer going for H4350. I have no idea if there is any merit to that but thought that I would drop the charge weight and work back up to try it out.

I don't remember length to ogive but I think its 2.200. I know for fact that it will just barely fit in a Accuracy International 308 magazine. It also will shoot 5 in the .2's. At 5450' elevation, it is 11.0 mils to a medium pumpkin size rock at 1315 yds. My chrono shows 2859 average.

Haven't figured out how to rotate the pics yet.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

oops! 40.8 grains! sorry
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:23 AM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

I've found that there is more and more lot lot lot variability lately with H4350. I've been using it exclusively in my creedmoor shooting various 139-140 gr pills with great success in my match rifle. Charge weights have been from 41.5 - 42.5 depending on lot, I'm currently using an 8#'er that I can stuff 43.0 gr in and not show pressure, go figure! Velocities range frm 2750-2830 fps typically.

I'm planning on shooting that Barnex 127LRX on a deer hunt in a coule weeks, I'm pushing it with 41.5 gr to about 2,740 fps.....I'm sure I could go faster but it's stacking them into a ragged hole.

All loads have been with Fed210M primers
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:10 AM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor load data

I have a load for the 140 Berger using 41.8gr of RL17, CCI BR2 primers, seated .02 off the lands.
I'm shooting sub 3/4" at 200 meters, chrono is 2856 avg.
With the 127 LRX, I have a load with 46.5gr gr Super Performance, .07 off the lands, shoots .3 at 100yds at 3037 fps.
26" Douglas, 1-8 Twist, Trued Remington Action, Jewell, Tubbs Speed Lock firing pin
Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NPR1, XLR Carbon Chassis

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