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6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

I'm getting excited about my next AR build, a 6.5 Grendel. While I think it is hard to beat Hornady's 123gr. AMAX load; I may reload anyway later on. I have a small supply of Lapua 220 brass I had to make 6PPC brass. I can tell the 220 brass is shorter in the body and wondered if someone knowledgeable in this would tell me if I can fire form the 220 brass in the 6.5 Grendel chamber or is it too short to do? Only way to get 6.5 Grendel brass is to buy it made?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: 6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

Don't know about the 220 brass but I wouldn't bother since you can purchase lapua brass. I have a overwatch and love it. It loves hornady ammo I think I bought some lapua brass but don't remember. But I do know its hard to match the velocity of the hornady 123. The alexandar 123 lapua shoots good also. Stick with 123 bullets.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:00 PM
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Re: 6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

midwesthunter, you are right as rain! Everyone who has shot the Hornady 123 gr. factory load swears by them! I really can't believe I can duplicate the velocities nor the accuracy. Buuutttt....I love to try ! I have a 260 and my reloads punch one hole groups at 100 with 2700fps and that's about what good factory loads do. AAs lapua costs a lot and it doesn't do any better than Hornadys either. I'm also thinking what if...factory ammo gets whacked by the hysteria sweeping DC. Just thinkin and preparin.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:57 AM
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Re: 6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

Ya, I'm with ya there, but that's why I keep all my brass. I will be doing some reloading to help keep shooting cost down, but always good to have a factory back up round that shoots good. I have been hearing good things with the CFE 223 powder
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: 6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

Hummm, what's this powder you speak of; a new one ? I haven't caught up with that one. What are you hearing about it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: 6.5 Grendel brass from 220 Russian brass

Its been out for about a year or so. CFE stands for copper fouling eliminator. It does tend to produce top velocities as well. I reloaded some for one of my 308's and I went over max charge to a compressed load, I was shooting 175 smk's that would almost hang with a 300 win mag. bolt was just a little sticky. I snuck a peak of the newest manual and for 120-123 grain pills they have CFE listed as followed
26.2GR/2100FPS, 27.5GR/2200, 28.7GR/2300, 30.0GR/2400, 30.6GR/2450, 21.2GR/2500 I wana say this was out of a 18" barrel also. so my 24" should do lot better. TAC and Accurate 2520 are also favorites out there
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