6.5-06 imp loads please

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by varmint72, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. varmint72

    varmint72 Member

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    Im going to try retumbo and 140gr bergers first but would like any pet loads you have.Thank you
     
  2. George LS

    George LS Well-Known Member

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    had one years back used 270 win brass .loaded 54.0 4350 IMR with140 sierra MKHP.prone gun onS&L action at 1000yard in PA. have a SAKO L57 sporter chambered in 6.5 -06 standard shoulder ....GEORGE
     

  3. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    I have had several 6.5-06AI and all have shot lights out with 59 grains retumbo, fed 215 primer, Lapua brass, and a 140 Berger. Average velocity out of a 26" tube has been about 3070.
     
  4. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Do most of you that use Retumbo also use 215's to light it off instead of 210's?????
     
  5. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Most of the ones I have built will shoot 60-60.5 gr of Retumbo and 140 Bergers into little tiny groups. I use 215M primers. My reamer has the 140 seated out a little farther than normal, so work up to this load. 3050-3150fps depending on barrel length.
     
  6. varmint72

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    Im using a preadtor action with a longer box so i can seat them out a little longer.Is every one using a mag primer with retumbo?