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Unread 02-21-2014, 12:03 PM
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6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

I'm in the process of building a 6.5 creedmoor on a remington action, 26" barrel 1:8 twist and plan on using 130gr vld's, well I was lucky enough to find some today at the local shop that is and grabbed two boxes.
Any one out there have a berger reloading manual that can tell me their powder selection and charge recommendations? Or have personal experiance with these? I have thought maybe H4350, Hybrid 100 or reloader 17. Any advice or input would be appriciated.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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    I'm in the process of building a 6.5 creedmoor on a remington action, 26" barrel 1:8 twist and plan on using 130gr vld's, well I was lucky enough to find some today at the local shop that is and grabbed two boxes.
    Any one out there have a berger reloading manual that can tell me their powder selection and charge recommendations? Or have personal experiance with these? I have thought maybe H4350, Hybrid 100 or reloader 17. Any advice or input would be appriciated.
    I have a savage 10 long range hunter in 6.5 CM and using 140 gr berger bullets with 45 grs of superformance I'm getting 1 1/2" at 300 yards with 2804 fps. Also worked up a load with H4895 and it shot just over an inch at 300 but dropped to 2593 fps. Hybrid was the fastest at 2816 fps but the group was 1 3/4". My first post so hope it turns out right
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

    Thanks for the info Skyes! Nice rifle I almost bought the model 11 LRH before I decided to rebarrel my one of my remington. I'm leaning towards H4350, that's if I can find it locally, hybrid and superformance is readily available just about anywhere I go.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

    The berger manual shows a max load of 41.6 GRS of H4350 for a 130 VLD. Ramshot Hunter shows highest velocity at 2805 with 43.5 grs
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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    I'm in the process of building a 6.5 creedmoor on a remington action, 26" barrel 1:8 twist and plan on using 130gr vld's, well I was lucky enough to find some today at the local shop that is and grabbed two boxes.
    Any one out there have a berger reloading manual that can tell me their powder selection and charge recommendations? Or have personal experiance with these? I have thought maybe H4350, Hybrid 100 or reloader 17. Any advice or input would be appriciated.
    H4350 at 43.5 grains will yield about 2915 fps. Reloader 17 will push them so fast it will blow your mind. Try and stay away from 17, it's really dirty and takes forever to get your rifle clean. Stick with 4350 if you can. You won't burn your bbl out and it's given me great speed and accuracy. 6.5 mils to get to 1,000 vs 6.7 with a 140 hybrid
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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    H4350 at 43.5 grains will yield about 2915 fps. Reloader 17 will push them so fast it will blow your mind. Try and stay away from 17, it's really dirty and takes forever to get your rifle clean. Stick with 4350 if you can. You won't burn your bbl out and it's given me great speed and accuracy. 6.5 mils to get to 1,000 vs 6.7 with a 140 hybrid

    Thanks Aimsmall55!
    I have seen on other forms that people are pushing H4350 to 43.5, 44 gr and getting good results but i have a delema just like most others, I just can't find it and need to think of alternatives. So I just might have to go to RL-17 until 4350 is available again. And this of course raises more questions in my head and that means trouble for me.. $$ to spent testing and cussing!!

    Has anyone used IMR-4350 or RL-19 and if so what kind of results have you been getting? Both are close to the same burn rate as H-4350 or a little slower. Funny thing is in Hornadys book it shows IMR-4350 to have better velocities with a higher change so I'm cerious if anyone has tryed it, and yes bergers manual does not list it. Im Sure it would be a viable option for a substitute.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

    Ive been having good luck with the superformance. Still developing the load but its looking promising. Im down to about 1/2 moa but i know i can shrink it some more with tweaking. I dont shoot the 130 bergers. I shoot the 140 a-max. But superformance has been a good powder with the 120s and 140s. Im sure it will work well for the bergers. Ive heard that rl-17 is a great powder. Im going to give that a go when i get the chance.
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