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Help with 6.5x55

 
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:48 AM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

Barrel is a 1 in 8.

Yeah. Finding primers around here is impossible.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:34 PM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

a good friend has a huskavarna in 6.5x55 he had the same problem. That is untill he started useing 160 grn rn. Now it is a real tack driver. you may want to try some of those
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:52 AM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

That 160 RN has the ballistics of a ROCK though. I would try another primer if you can find some first. A regular not a mag primer.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:05 AM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

Well I went to the range today. I loaded up cartridges with cci200, federal 215, and remington 9.5. The cci200 was the clear winner at 300 yards by a little over an inch. I then loaded up rounds at my oal to lands, 0.02 off lands, 0.04 off lands, 0.08 off lands, and 0.12 off lands. Previously I was shooting at 0.005 off lands and it wasn't grouping. I picked the best load from my last outing which was 46.0 gr of reloader 22. The clear winner today was the load that was 0.02 off the lands. Due to time restraints when I was loading the ammo I only loaded 3 shots of each oal. I plan to repeat this at a later date. Below is pictures of my best group from my first outing this post was about and the second picture is today. Both were shot at 300 yards. Now to recheck this and dial in the powder. I can't wait to see how much I can improve it.



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Old 07-17-2013, 11:12 AM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

That second group (the one labeled 1 of 78) is excellent. What really jumps out at me is how little vertical spread there is, which suggests very consistent ammo.

It looks like seating depth and primer choice made a big difference.

The powder charge workup should be very interesting, indeed!
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: Help with 6.5x55

I told you so. Just changing primer make can make a world of difference. Good shooting.
Just one word of caution. If you load ammo to be used while hunting I would suggest that you find another node on your seating depth much further off the lands. When loading so close to the lands it is possible for a bullet to be miss measured, pull forward under recoil, get longer by some means etc. While out in the field if you have to unload that round for some reason like getting into or out of a tree stand etc. You could stick the bullet in the bore and pull the case out and dump all the powder down into the action. I had this happen once to me and did not have a cleaning rod with me and wasted the best part of a day going home to clean the rifle and get the bullet out and then get back to my hunting place.
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