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6.5 creedmoor and powders.

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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:00 AM
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6.5 creedmoor and powders.

I have been looking for some powders to get my 6.5 creedmoor up and running. I am trying to push a 140gr. Sierra Matchking. I have heard great things about the IMR and Hodgdon 4350. But it seems to be in high demand, as I can't find any. Ive been looking since January as I have another rifle I would like to try it in also.

Now I have some H4831SC, H-380, I was going to try to work up a load with them but I am lacking real world info in these, as I have yet to find anyone loading this combination I have also found some accurate 4350 but in a 8lb. container not sure if I want to buy 8lbs. just so I can try some of it.

I guess what I am getting down to is has anyone had any experience with the accurate 4350 , or any powder I have listed above and sierra 140gr. BTHP? or any other bullet combo? but mostly interested in the 140gr. sierra's. Its kinda been a challenge to get 2 new caliber's goin this spring with all this shortage on powder.

Would appreciate any info

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    Unread 06-19-2013, 04:45 AM
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    As usual.. H-4350 !! If you only can buy one powder for just about everything you could ever own this is the powder...6mm-.338mag..it's hard to beat. Clean, Accurate, Easy to work with... a super powder... it's about the only thing I buy these days.. other than .22's it works fine for just about everything else..
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    Unread 06-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    Shifty, I've used H4350 with fairly good results although I've found that RL 17 works extremely well----very fast and very accurate. I load this round for my brothers rifle and it really likes the hornady 140 sst. Superb combination.

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    Unread 06-19-2013, 10:59 AM
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    Yea that is what I have been seeing that the H-4350 works well. But I'm curious as to how the A-4350 works? I was looking at burn rates and noticed all 4 powders were right together (IMR-4350, H-4350, R-17, and A-4350) not sure that's the right order but close. So I was wondering if A-4350 would have similar results. Or would I have better luck with 4831sc, or H-380?

    Like i said I haven't been able to find any H-4350. So I'm wanting to start to get these rifles. Broke in. Before summer is up.


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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    I have been in same boat with not being able to find powder too. I just tried Win 760 last night on my new creedmoor with 140 berger vlds. So far with 42.0,42.5,43.0 I was getting 3/8 gruops at 100yards. Going to ty and fine tune that tonight then start trying different setting depths.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    Lots of good info on the 6.5Creedmoor Forum. The forum covers topics as reloading,hunting,competition,rifle types. The 6.5 Creedmoor Forum - Portal
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

    Thanks for all the info guys! Yea I kinda forgot about the creedmoor forum.

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