6.5 Creedmoor load data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by khardee, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. khardee

    khardee Member

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    I can't seem to find data on loading the 6.5 creedmoor with 140 gr Berger VLDS or the new Barnes 127 gr LRX. I have H4350 and RL19 and 17. Currently looking for information for these bullet/powder combos only. Can someone give me some min-max data on these or point me in the right direction?
    Thnaks in advance.
     
  2. blkdog

    blkdog Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 27.8 gr of H4350 with Fed match primers and my Cooper shoots in the .2's all day, I am using 142 gr Sierra match and getting 2766 fps at 2800 ft elevation. 27 moa up to be dead on at 1000 yds. Shot a 2.5 inch group at 500 yds three wks ago with the same load.
     

  3. sirsye

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    Is 27.8 gr. a typo? My Berger manual shows the following. H 4350 and 130 grain is 37.5 min/41.6 max. H 4350 and 140 grain is 36.5 min/40.7 max.
     
  4. stater61

    stater61 Active Member

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    With a 28" Criterion Bull barrel I'm shooting 140 gr Berger Hybrids at 42.6 gr of H4350 with a Fed 210M primer (which is over the published max of 40.7, starting load is 36.5 in the Berger manual). I got this load from another creedmoor shooter and have read of others using this load also.

    I definitely would recommend starting below published max and working up slowly. I finally hit visible pressure signs at 42.9, your barrel will undoubtedly be different.

    I have read and been told that a CCI BR primer is the best primer going for H4350. I have no idea if there is any merit to that but thought that I would drop the charge weight and work back up to try it out.

    I don't remember length to ogive but I think its 2.200. I know for fact that it will just barely fit in a Accuracy International 308 magazine. It also will shoot 5 in the .2's. At 5450' elevation, it is 11.0 mils to a medium pumpkin size rock at 1315 yds. My chrono shows 2859 average.

    Haven't figured out how to rotate the pics yet.

    JH
     

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  5. blkdog

    blkdog Well-Known Member

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    oops! 40.8 grains! sorry
     
  6. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I've found that there is more and more lot lot lot variability lately with H4350. I've been using it exclusively in my creedmoor shooting various 139-140 gr pills with great success in my match rifle. Charge weights have been from 41.5 - 42.5 depending on lot, I'm currently using an 8#'er that I can stuff 43.0 gr in and not show pressure, go figure! Velocities range frm 2750-2830 fps typically.

    I'm planning on shooting that Barnex 127LRX on a deer hunt in a coule weeks, I'm pushing it with 41.5 gr to about 2,740 fps.....I'm sure I could go faster but it's stacking them into a ragged hole.

    All loads have been with Fed210M primers
     
  7. ShortMag3

    ShortMag3 Well-Known Member

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    I have a load for the 140 Berger using 41.8gr of RL17, CCI BR2 primers, seated .02 off the lands.
    I'm shooting sub 3/4" at 200 meters, chrono is 2856 avg.
    With the 127 LRX, I have a load with 46.5gr gr Super Performance, .07 off the lands, shoots .3 at 100yds at 3037 fps.
    26" Douglas, 1-8 Twist, Trued Remington Action, Jewell, Tubbs Speed Lock firing pin
    Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NPR1, XLR Carbon Chassis

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  8. khardee

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    Thanks guys for all of the information! I spoke with Barnes today and they stated you can use Nosler's load data for the 130 Accubond. They also stated they are currently working up loads for the Creedmoor.

    I found some interesting information today here and wanted to see if anyone else has tried the 127 LRX with Superformance powder.