Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

6.5 Rem Mag Help

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 243
6.5 Rem Mag Help

I have a 6.5 I stumbled on build by Selby great lighweight gun. I have only shot factory rem 120 core locts out of it not too impressive I know this gun is capable of a ton better. Any suggestions on loads bullets and primers. Was hoping to get 120's to 130's to shoot well out of it for packing in after blacktails. It has a 23" shilen so I hope to be around 3000fps. Someone mentioned 129sst, rl-22 and rem 9 1/2m primers i dont have any experience with any of these choices. My only reloading has been for my 7 mm STW using cci mag primers. Thnx
__________________
Member of the 7 MM STW Club
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Id.
Posts: 3,324
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
I have a 6.5 I stumbled on build by Selby great lighweight gun. I have only shot factory rem 120 core locts out of it not too impressive I know this gun is capable of a ton better. Any suggestions on loads bullets and primers. Was hoping to get 120's to 130's to shoot well out of it for packing in after blacktails. It has a 23" shilen so I hope to be around 3000fps. Someone mentioned 129sst, rl-22 and rem 9 1/2m primers i dont have any experience with any of these choices. My only reloading has been for my 7 mm STW using cci mag primers. Thnx
Try some R-17. It usually gives great velocity and accuracy in a case of that design......Rich
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Shangri-La
Posts: 926
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Hey Blacktail, I have a 6.5 rem mag built off a long action Browning 300 win mag

I have loaded 140 gr Sierra Game Kings, 130 gr Accubonds, 130 gr Scirrocco II's

Generally speaking I would recommend RL22 or RL25 for the 140 gr and RL17 for the 130 gr loads. I managed to get 3100 fps out of the 140 gr and 3200 fps out of the 130 gr

My load now is with the 130 gr Scirrocco II's at about 3175 fps with RL17, remington cases and Fed215 primers

If you want to try the RL17 then a good starting point would be 51 or 52 grs and start working up. That is a full 3 to 4 grains below where I wound up and I never did get any pressure signs. Also working on multiple reloads with my cases. The Scirroccos in my gun like to be seated at .060" off the lands
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher.......if you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-06-2011, 11:27 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 243
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Now those are the velocities I am hoping for. So you would definitely recommend magnum primers such as the fed 215 or cciLRM? Every try the hornady sst's I couldnt get the sciroccos to shoot well at all out of my stw..
__________________
Member of the 7 MM STW Club
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2011, 12:20 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Shangri-La
Posts: 926
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

I couldn't get the Scirroccos to shoot good out of my 300 win mag, 30-06 or 280AI

BUT, decided to try them in the 6.5 because of the high BC of .571 and they shoot good. Have another buddy that tried them in his 264 win mag and they shoot in his gun. So I would give a box a try. Definitely kill the hell out of hogs! Shot a 120# and a 180# hog 2 weeks ago and both went through with a big exit and neither moved a step. If it will shoot in your rifle you can not get a better terminal performance bullet (IMO)

My gun has a 26" Douglas 1 in 8 barrel so you might not get quite as much velocity

Here are the pics of the 2 sets of Audette and the seating depth test

START LOW AND WORK UP LIKE I DID



__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher.......if you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Id.
Posts: 3,324
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Woods......I agree 100% on the Swifts. I could never get them to shoot in my rifle but in the tests I ran for performance, they were as good as it gets......Rich
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: martinsdale,montana
Posts: 143
Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

i have a ruger no1 in 6.5 shots great groups under 1moa at 300 with 130 and 3100 with h4831 started at 54 grains and worked up. also have one in rem 660 but the barrel limits volocity with the 20in tube but very accuate
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do You Think Slingshots Should Be Legalized For Hunting Brown Bear?
Yes - 47.14%
907 Votes
No - 52.86%
1,017 Vote
Total Votes: 1,924
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC