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load recipe for 6.5-06ai

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Unread 12-15-2013, 09:01 PM
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load recipe for 6.5-06ai

looking for some tried load data for a new riffle my buddy built. i know he is going to be loading up 140g VLDs with lapua brass. would greatly appreciate any pointers!
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    Unread 12-15-2013, 10:30 PM
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    Re: load recipe for 6.5-06ai

    59 grains Retumbo and a fed 215 or 59.3 and a fed 210. I've had several over the years and they all loved those two loads.
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    Unread 12-18-2013, 10:56 PM
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    Re: load recipe for 6.5-06ai

    about what speed are you getting with that load? ANd what is your barrel length
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    Unread 12-18-2013, 11:01 PM
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    Re: load recipe for 6.5-06ai

    Bbl length 26". Varies bbl to bbl but between 3070-3090
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 03:50 PM
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    Re: load recipe for 6.5-06ai

    My Model 70 6.5-06 AI is about a month away. It is being Nitrocarburized. It has a 9 twist. I was planning on using 130 Accubonds and 130 Bergers. Do you have any suggestions for the lighter bullet? I have a bigger case for the 140s.

    My "go to" load is 66.6 gr of Retumbo in the 6.5 WSM for 140 Berger Hunting VLDs . I am fine with 215Ms but have had to use CCI 250s because I did not horde the Federals when they were available.
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 04:45 PM
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    Re: load recipe for 6.5-06ai

    I've never messed with the 130's in the 6.5-06AI but I'd bump up a grain over the 140's and start working up from there.
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