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Loads for a 6.5mm wsm

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Unread 02-21-2008, 09:26 PM
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Loads for a 6.5mm wsm

I recently build a 6.5 wsm I need some load data bad. Thanks for anyones help!
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    Unread 02-21-2008, 10:04 PM
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    I don't have any personal experience with the round but here is a link with a few loads for it.

    The Rifle Section @ www.reloadersnest.com
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    Unread 02-22-2008, 10:33 PM
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    You are in for a great time. I have a Savage M11 with a PacNor 25" magnum contour 1-8". For hunting try Barnes 120 TSX w/RL22 @ 3400.
    Berger 130VLD w/RL25 @ 3250 are also impressive. As to the site previously mentioned, I never had any luck with loads listed, as they say your milage may vary...
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    Unread 02-23-2008, 03:59 PM
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    Thanks

    So far I have bought some Nosler BT 120gr and Accubound 130 gr.bullets and I have my choice of about 20 different powders. To be honest I am a little scared of the berger bullet they advertise it blows up!! That is great if the shot is perfect but I am not perfect by one means. I need a blood trail were I hunt you crawl not walk off a trail [N. Louisiana Hill country]. If one could please tell me how to post a pic on this site this is the first rifle I personally have ever built and want to show it off!!!
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    Unread 05-16-2011, 08:23 PM
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    Re: Loads for a 6.5mm wsm

    I have no problem with the bergers. Im loading the 140's just touching, with 66.5 grains of H1000 and wlr primers. On my chrono there averaging about 3275 fps threw a 28" barrel and group 4 shots at a 1/2" at a 100yds....if I take my time.
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    Unread 05-16-2011, 09:57 PM
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    Re: Loads for a 6.5mm wsm

    Retumbo
    R25
    N570
    Any of these powders are good in the 6.5 WSM and 140gr
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    Unread 05-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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    Re: Loads for a 6.5mm wsm

    Champion,

    I am in the same boat as you, just got my gun last week. I am working on loads using RL-22, H-1000, and N-160 (???) w/140grn JLK's right now. I will keep you posted on my results.
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