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6.5x55 Load

 
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:39 PM
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6.5x55 Load

Can someone tell me the theoretical max to get a 6.5x55 up to around 58,000psi in a modern action using H4350. I would like to work up a load for a Savage 110 that will push a 140gr bullet to about 2800+ from a 26" barrel.

I realize that any quick load type data would need to worked up to slowly and carefully but I would like to have a good estimate to work with.

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

I shoot 47.5gr of RL22 in a WW case to get 2800 fps. My rifle is a Ruger 77 with a 24" Schneider. This is with a Nosler 140 Partition.

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Old 02-11-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

I am shooting 45 grs AA4350 with 140 Sierra Sp or Hornady Sp bullets in a sporter 96 Mauser with the 29" barrel and I average a touch over 2800 fps. The Accurate people say that this is an under 46,000 CUP load that is safe in the 96 Mauser. I have been using this load for years and can see no problems with it. With your savage action rifle I don't think you can cram enough H-4350 in a case to get you over pressure. With the 26" barrel you may want to work with a little slower burning powder to get more velocity.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

The only two powders I have on hand that might work in the swede are H4350 and RL22. I haven't had much luck with the RL22 in other calibers and it seems to be very temp sensitive so I am hoping to get a good load with the 4350 as I have a lot of it (works very well in both my 25-06 and 30-06). If not I may try some H4831sc and see if I can get an accurate load with good speed.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:20 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

I tested some loads of 44grn of IMR4350 with Fed primers and Win brass 140grn SSTs from my 6.5x55Match chamber and was getting around 2840fps. Depends on your chamber what you might get from your Swede. Mine seems to consistently shoot faster than most reloading manuals say it can or should.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

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I tested some loads of 44grn of IMR4350 with Fed primers and Win brass 140grn SSTs from my 6.5x55Match chamber and was getting around 2840fps. Depends on your chamber what you might get from your Swede. Mine seems to consistently shoot faster than most reloading manuals say it can or should.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:23 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 Load

My Savage 110 with shaw 26" barrel
AA3100 47.0 gr 140 sst gets 2783 FPS
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