6.5 wsm reloading data

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  1. jdg300rum

    jdg300rum Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew good loads for a 6.5 wsm using RL22 powder. What type of primer?
     
  2. huntfishnd

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  3. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    On a related note, I am looking for dies.
     
  4. 65WSM

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    I use the Redding Full length Bushing die in 270 WSM. I use .295 and .294 bushings depending on the age of the brass and who made it.
    The .270 WSM bushing die works great you just choose smaller bushings than the .307 bushing I use for the .270 WSM.

    I have a seating die that was made with the chambering reamer from a Wilson Blank. I have seperate tops and stems for 4 different bullets with this seater. I am currently working with the 140 Berger VLD Hunting stem. I use shims from Sinclair to adjust the seating depth.

    I intend to purchase a Wilson Size Die in .270 WSM for the 6.5 WSM

    I settled on 64.8 gr of R-22 with 120 gr Ballistic tips and 120 Tripple Shoks. I prefer Retumbo for heavier bullets. I got 3340 fps with this load from 26 inch barrel. I use CCI 250 primers because I that is what I have on hand.
     
  5. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    What is your Retumbo load ?:)
     
  6. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    ive had my 6.5 wsm for 3 years. so far i shot 320 rounds thru it.
    it has an 8 twist 26" brux barrel on a lefty savage action.
    ive used every bullet from 120s to 142s and it liked all of them.
    im currently using 140 bergers but the 140 smks work just as well.
    ive used rl19 rl22 7828 and h1000 powder. never tried retumbo.
    my current load is 64 gr of h1000 which is sending the 140 at +3300.
    that according to actual shooting information not the chrony.
    i would caution you about brass as not all will perform well with hot loads.
    i am currently using norma which is superior to winchester for max loads.
    i use 270 win wsm brass. my dies are just basic lee full legnth which i got on ebay. i personaly full legnth resize everything as i hunt with my guns.
    dont be expacting long life from your brass or barrel if you want max performance.
     
  7. 65WSM

    65WSM Well-Known Member

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    For 140 gr Bullets, I have settled on 66.5gr of Retumbo. I have used Wolf Magnum, CCI 250 and Federal 215M primers in order of hotness. With CCI 250s I am right at 3200 instrumental from a 28 inch barrel. Let me know if you see some Retumbo for sale.

    I also like 67.8 gr of VihtaVuori N-570 (SD is very low) for about the same speed.
    I use between 67 and 68 gr of Retumbo with 130 Accubonds and 129 Hornadys for 3300 or over fps.

    When Hodgdon H-1000 came out, I called and talked to Bruce Hodgdon about H-1000 in the .264 Winchester Magnum. I had two Model 70s with 26 inch barrels in that caliber, one was a custom barrel the other factory. Neither Bruce or I got 3200 fps out of our attempts with H-1000 with 140 gr bullets. We got close but not quite. We were using up to 70 gr of H-1000 and never got there.

    H-1000 is the same powder as Retumbo but with less retardant. I just ran several groups of H-1000 with Wolf mild Magnum primers up to 62.7 gr for 3030 fps shooting 140 MatchKings. I tried 62.85 (my scale reads to the hundredth grain) but ended up pulling the bullets (3050fps) That was from my 28 inch Krieger barrel. (I also have a 6.5 WSM with a 26 inch Rock Creek 5R barrel.
     
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    Type mc (gr) fill (%) vel (fps) Pmax (psi) Z (%) t (ms) Pmuz (psi) Vihtavuori N570 70.44 108.0 3263 61500 96.9 1.1669 16043 Hodgdon Retumbo 69.51 111.0 3233 61500 100.0 1.1602 14228 Ramshot Magnum 67.17 101.0 3200 61500 99.7 1.1645 14266 Norma MRP 2 66.25 107.0 3200 61500 99.6 1.1803 14513 Vihtavuori N560 62.50 98.0 3197 61500 99.1 1.1688 14512 Norma MRP 62.67 97.0 3192 61500 100.0 1.1768 14017 Alliant Reloder-25 64.50 104.0 3191 61500 100.0 1.1676 13481 IMR 7828 62.12 103.0 3189 61500 99.4 1.1583 14069 IMR 7828 SSC 62.12 97.0 3189 61500 99.4 1.1583 14069 Accurate MAGPRO 65.23 99.0 3189 61500 98.2 1.1767 14644 Hodgdon H1000 66.10 108.0 3173 61500 99.6 1.1538 13735 Alliant Reloder-22 62.02 99.0 3170 61500 99.9 1.1745 13890 Raufoss RA15 62.02 99.0 3170 61500 99.9 1.1745 13890 Winchester WXR 62.32 101.0 3169 61500 99.8 1.1750 13911 Vihtavuori 20N29 79.05 118.0 3165 61500 94.0 1.1728 14790 Accurate 8700 76.47 120.0 3163 61500 96.2 1.1616 14429 SNPE Vectan SP 13 74.77 118.0 3148 61500 96.0 1.1773 14354 Rottweil R905 61.69 100.0 3144 61500 99.1 1.1724 13650 Vihtavuori 24N41 72.57 110.0 3142 61500 91.2 1.1599 14416 Hodgdon US 869 76.28 115.0 3137 61500 91.3 1.1699 14480 ADI AR 2209 58.93 95.0 3134 61500 99.8 1.1601 13207 Alliant Reloder-19 59.55 96.0 3131 61500 99.8 1.1674 13263 Ramshot Hunter 58.70 92.0 3116 61500 100.0 1.1751 12735 Hodgdon H4831 61.02 101.0 3112 61500 98.9 1.1647 13183 Hodgdon H4831 SC 61.02 97.0 3112 61500 98.9 1.1647 13183 Norma 204 58.41 91.0 3110 61500 99.7 1.1665 12956 Raufoss RA4 58.41 94.0 3110 61500 99.7 1.1665 12956 Bofors RP4 ~approximation 58.41 94.0 3110 61500 99.7 1.1665 12956 Vihtavuori N170 67.88 110.0 3098 61500 95.3 1.1859 13653 Norma URP 55.98 91.0 3092 61500 100.0 1.1805 12214 Bofors RP19 ~approximation 55.99 91.0 3092 61500 100.0 1.1806 12211 Somchem S385 60.33 96.0 3091 61500 100.0 1.1875 12648 Accurate 4350 56.13 94.0 3087 61500 100.0 1.1988 12199 Somchem S365 57.31 93.0 3086 61500 100.0 1.1906 11864 Rottweil R904 58.14 95.0 3086 61500 99.3 1.1661 12698 Winchester Supreme 780 62.04 95.0 3084 61500 99.8 1.1743 12630 Bofors RP4 NT ~approximation 57.88 92.0 3082 61500 100.0 1.1786 12417 TLP A 502(RH) ,test only 76.58 126.0 3081 61500 81.2 1.1608 13916 Vihtavuori N165 62.16 101.0 3076 61500 99.9 1.1789 12380 IMR 4831 56.87 96.0 3073 61500 100.0 1.1895 11961 Accurate 3100 61.56 105.0 3072 61500 100.0 1.2045 12249 Lovex D100 71.64 107.0 3071 61500 91.9 1.1755 13342 Vihtavuori N160 60.35 101.0 3068 61500 99.3 1.1698 12470 Lovex S070 55.97 91.0 3067 61500 100.0 1.1833 12193 Somchem S361 62.19 94.0 3054 61500 98.9 1.1778 12469 NC A3502 ,test only 75.57 124.0 3048 61500 78.1 1.1601 13971 Hodgdon Hybrid 100V 56.18 97.0 3044 61500 100.0 1.1824 11303 Lovex S065 54.75 90.0 3042 61500 100.0 1.1819 11718 V1734 7-multiperf ,test only 86.79 143.0 2688 61500 50.1 1.2056 9792
     
  9. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm just starting load development for my WSM and first choice of powder will be RL33 pushing 140's and160's
     
  10. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I'm very curious to see what RL-33 offers for the 160's. With N570, i'm beating on the door of 3100fps. I expect to exceed that before I pressure out, we'll see.


    RL-22 should be a great powder for the WSM however, I haven't tried it. Ramshot Magnum would be another great choice.


    gt
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I am very interested in seeing how 33 does with the 160's as well I think it's a promising combo.