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6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

 
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:39 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

I had great luck with Hunter and magnum primers. Shot well with H4350, but could not get the velocity I wanted. I shoot 130gr Berger. 45 grain of Hunter, start lower if you chose this one.

Had good results from RL-17 and seems to be stable with temp as well. IMR 4350 I would bet shoots well, but may be more temp sensitive than H4350, but more velocity too.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:51 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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I had great luck with Hunter and magnum primers. Shot well with H4350, but could not get the velocity I wanted. I shoot 130gr Berger. 45 grain of Hunter, start lower if you chose this one.

Had good results from RL-17 and seems to be stable with temp as well. IMR 4350 I would bet shoots well, but may be more temp sensitive than H4350, but more velocity too.


Thanks Skyfish25!
I picked up some IMR-4350 and RL-17 over the weekend brass and dies are ordered, stock is going to be here tomorrow the action and barrel will be back from the gunsmith next month. cant wait to get it put together. no rush though this winter weather will not let go this year. I would like to find some RL-19 also but thats hard to find too my 243win loves RL-19 and it would be nice to consolidate powders.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:10 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

I'm trying R17 with 129gr Interbonds. The factory loads are 2950fps rated, and I got 2913 or so through the Chrony with Ruger 24in Hawkeye.

Nosler data has R17 data.

I would suggest a ball or short cut powder to stuff in the small case.

I noticed the factory Interbond loads had a cannelure, but the component bullets do not.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:17 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

I did some checking and here is some data I have shooting 130gr Bergers.

43.8gr RL-17 CCI Large Rifle primer @ 2960fps(probably would shoot if Hunting only)
45.0gr Hunter Wincheter LR Magnum @ 2860fps(what I shoot) Best SD
42.0gr H4350 CCi LRP @ 2750
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:40 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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I did some checking and here is some data I have shooting 130gr Bergers.

43.8gr RL-17 CCI Large Rifle primer @ 2960fps(probably would shoot if Hunting only)
45.0gr Hunter Wincheter LR Magnum @ 2860fps(what I shoot) Best SD
42.0gr H4350 CCi LRP @ 2750



Finally got the rifle together and started some load developments over the holiday weekend.
Rl-17 gave me better than expected results settled with 43.8gr RL 17 fed 210M oal at 2.80 and getting just under 1/2" moa. Had no signs of preasure and didnt want to push it any further. Going to try seating at 2.810, 2.820 and see if it will tighten up. I also see that H4350 is on the shelves again so I might to pick up a pound to try.
Back to the comment about rl17 being dirty and hard to clean I found it to be just the opposite it was much easier to clean than hornady factory ammo which is 41.7 gr of h4350. I have herd excelant things about both powders along with negative.

IMR-4350 did OK but not what I was looking for plus its a courser powder and takes up alot of case volume.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:38 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

In my 6.5 creedmore custom rifle I run 140 bergers with 44grs of rl-17 at 2980 fps out of a 28 inch bartlein. I use 22-250 Lapua brass and make 6.5 creedmore out of it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor load data-powder selection

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In my 6.5 creedmore custom rifle I run 140 bergers with 44grs of rl-17 at 2980 fps out of a 28 inch bartlein. I use 22-250 Lapua brass and make 6.5 creedmore out of it.


I guess I can push it some more but if it performs I'll stick with it 43.8grs behind 130's. This was the results from an OCW test over the weekend. should be pushing close to or above 3000 I have not checked the velocity yet but I will be soon just to see where the load is at. I've herd of guys running it up to 45grs but I'm not sure if I'll ever try.

That's the first if herd of making it out of 22-250 brass most I've seen is 243win or 308win brass formed to 6.5 creed I've thought of trying it out with 308 lapua brass. Cabelas has it on sale from time to time for 64$ per 100 and that's when I stock up on 308 brass.
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