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6.5 creedmoor and powders.

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:41 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

Originally Posted by Frank in the Laurels View Post
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..
I don't know man...... IMR 7828 SSC is about the most universal powder I've ever seen. Non-magnums, magnums, long-actions, short-actions, fast burners, slow pressure cartridges.....It's insane how universal that powder is.

Seriously....Look in every manual you got made in the last few years. Just about every dang cartridge in that thing will list 7828 or 7828 SSC, which are the same thing, the SSC (Super Short Cut) powder is supposed to meter more accurately.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:03 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

I've never used that powder..don't doubt for a second it'll do all you said.. it's just that I couldn't do that to my H-4350, it just works for me..glad I cleaned out all of those 1 lb cans that I used to try a little of in so many cartridges and then came back to H-4350..what ever floats ones boat. Keepin' it simple
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:37 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

Interested in this thread. I just bought a savage lrp in 6.5cm and am Looking at powders. I have lots of h1000 that I use in my 338lm and would love to use it in the 6.5cm with 140 Bergers.

Anyone have Berger data with h1000?

I also Can't find h4350 anywhere.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:02 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

These are some of the loads I am getting down to. I am not the best shot so I may have pulled some. the one on number 8 I did pull out i am sure of it. These were of Win 760 with out any brass or bullet weighing befor reloading.Is it better to have horizontal string or more up and down or do I just need to shoot some more?? If there are no pictures attached I will try again.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:06 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

Sorry about the size. I thought I had it resized to smaller image. These were all five shot groups.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I heard you WANT horizontal string NOT a vertical string. reason I heard is with vertical stringing the bullet is leaving the barrel at differant times while the barrel is vibrating. If your groups are horizontal the bullet is leaving the barrel the exact same time each time. I'm not sure what your reloading practices are but you might have some room for improvement like me! Lol over distance vertical string would be harder to make hits and correct for. Horizontal has more to do with pulling the trigger and holding the same each time.

This is how it was exPlained to me and makes sence to me like I said correcte me if I'm wrong.

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:10 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor and powders.

I've hade good luck with RL-17 and Ramshot Hunter(with mag primers). Some times Hunter is easier to get, it outshot H4350 in my Creedmoor. Blasphemy I know! And was over 100fps faster. 130gr Berger.

Not sure about stringing, I've always though vertical= load issues. Horizontal = shooter issues. But I just know enough to be stupid sometimes. Most of my rifles shoot better than me, but not all!
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