6.5 Creed

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by backcountryguide, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    I am having a new rifle built for the 6.5 Creed and am in need of some experience with this round and RL-17 as it is all I have left on the bench rite now. I know H4350 is the go to powder for the 140's but it will be awhile for that as you all know. A little info on the build it will were a Bartlein tube @ 29in with a 1-8 twist with the 5R rifling. 140 Hybrids is what I will start with. Manners T2 on a Rem short action all trued up with Badger bottom metal cant wait. gun)
     
  2. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Well, if RL 17 is "ALL" you have on the bench, you should be so lucky. I load for my brothers creedmoor and it shoots 41 grains of RL17 and the hornady 140 sst's. Very, very accurate in his rifle.

    Randy
     

  3. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    Mtn thanks for the reply. What speed do you see at 41grains?
     
  4. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    That load shoots 2735 and that is a 26 inch tube. Also using hornady brass and CCI br2 primers.

    Randy
     
  5. ShortMag3

    ShortMag3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 41.5gr RL17, 140gr Berger VLD seated .02 off the rifling.
    My velocity out of a Douglas 26", 1-8 twist is 2810fps.
    Groups average .3
    I could not get the velocity with the 4350 without pressure issues.
    I'm using CCI250 primers. Velocity spread has been +/- 8 fps.

    ShortMag3