6.5 creedmoor and powders.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by shifty06, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. shifty06

    shifty06 Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for some powders to get my 6.5 creedmoor up and running.gun) I am trying to push a 140gr. Sierra Matchking. I have heard great things about the IMR and Hodgdon 4350. But it seems to be in high demand, as I can't find any. Ive been looking since January as I have another rifle I would like to try it in also.

    Now I have some H4831SC, H-380, I was going to try to work up a load with them but I am lacking real world info in these, as I have yet to find anyone loading this combination I have also found some accurate 4350 but in a 8lb. container not sure if I want to buy 8lbs. just so I can try some of it.

    I guess what I am getting down to is has anyone had any experience with the accurate 4350 , or any powder I have listed above and sierra 140gr. BTHP? or any other bullet combo? but mostly interested in the 140gr. sierra's. Its kinda been a challenge to get 2 new caliber's goin this spring with all this shortage on powder.

    Would appreciate any info

    Thanks,
    Shifty
     
  2. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    As usual.. H-4350 !! If you only can buy one powder for just about everything you could ever own this is the powder...6mm-.338mag..it's hard to beat. Clean, Accurate, Easy to work with... a super powder... it's about the only thing I buy these days.. other than .22's it works fine for just about everything else..
     

  3. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Shifty, I've used H4350 with fairly good results although I've found that RL 17 works extremely well----very fast and very accurate. I load this round for my brothers rifle and it really likes the hornady 140 sst. Superb combination.

    Randy
     
  4. shifty06

    shifty06 Well-Known Member

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    Yea that is what I have been seeing that the H-4350 works well. But I'm curious as to how the A-4350 works? I was looking at burn rates and noticed all 4 powders were right together (IMR-4350, H-4350, R-17, and A-4350) not sure that's the right order but close. So I was wondering if A-4350 would have similar results. Or would I have better luck with 4831sc, or H-380?

    Like i said I haven't been able to find any H-4350. So I'm wanting to start to get these rifles. Broke in. Before summer is up.


    Thanks,
    Shifty
     
  5. LennyITI

    LennyITI Active Member

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    I have been in same boat with not being able to find powder too. I just tried Win 760 last night on my new creedmoor with 140 berger vlds. So far with 42.0,42.5,43.0 I was getting 3/8 gruops at 100yards. Going to ty and fine tune that tonight then start trying different setting depths.
     
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    chas3stix Well-Known Member

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  7. shifty06

    shifty06 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys! Yea I kinda forgot about the creedmoor forum.

    Thanks
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know man...... IMR 7828 SSC is about the most universal powder I've ever seen. Non-magnums, magnums, long-actions, short-actions, fast burners, slow pressure cartridges.....It's insane how universal that powder is.

    Seriously....Look in every manual you got made in the last few years. Just about every dang cartridge in that thing will list 7828 or 7828 SSC, which are the same thing, the SSC (Super Short Cut) powder is supposed to meter more accurately.
     
  9. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    I've never used that powder..don't doubt for a second it'll do all you said.. it's just that I couldn't do that to my H-4350, it just works for me..glad I cleaned out all of those 1 lb cans that I used to try a little of in so many cartridges and then came back to H-4350..what ever floats ones boat. Keepin' it simple
     
  10. busse fan

    busse fan Well-Known Member

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    Interested in this thread. I just bought a savage lrp in 6.5cm and am Looking at powders. I have lots of h1000 that I use in my 338lm and would love to use it in the 6.5cm with 140 Bergers.

    Anyone have Berger data with h1000?

    I also Can't find h4350 anywhere.
     
  11. LennyITI

    LennyITI Active Member

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    These are some of the loads I am getting down to. I am not the best shot so I may have pulled some. the one on number 8 I did pull out i am sure of it. These were of Win 760 with out any brass or bullet weighing befor reloading.Is it better to have horizontal string or more up and down or do I just need to shoot some more?? If there are no pictures attached I will try again.
     

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    Sorry about the size. I thought I had it resized to smaller image. These were all five shot groups.
     
  13. shifty06

    shifty06 Well-Known Member

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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I heard you WANT horizontal string NOT a vertical string. reason I heard is with vertical stringing the bullet is leaving the barrel at differant times while the barrel is vibrating. If your groups are horizontal the bullet is leaving the barrel the exact same time each time. I'm not sure what your reloading practices are but you might have some room for improvement like me! Lol over distance vertical string would be harder to make hits and correct for. Horizontal has more to do with pulling the trigger and holding the same each time.

    This is how it was exPlained to me and makes sence to me like I said correcte me if I'm wrong.

    Shifty
     
  14. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    I've hade good luck with RL-17 and Ramshot Hunter(with mag primers). Some times Hunter is easier to get, it outshot H4350 in my Creedmoor. Blasphemy I know! And was over 100fps faster. 130gr Berger.

    Not sure about stringing, I've always though vertical= load issues. Horizontal = shooter issues. But I just know enough to be stupid sometimes. Most of my rifles shoot better than me, but not all!