Creedmoor loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Thordog, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Thordog

    Thordog Member

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    Looking for a 6.5 creedmoor load using 140gr VLD. I shoot a Savage 12LRP. Can I seat a big VLD deep enough to still be used in the mag, or will I be down to single feeding? I seen recipes for other calibers all talking about setting it so the bullet touches the rifling. Should this be the same for the creedmoor as well?

    Incase its not super obvious, I am fairly new to the rifle reloading. Only did shotgun before.
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Savage 12 Predator 6.5 Creedmoor and I can load the Berger Hybrid 140 grainers all the way to the lands with just a little room to spare in my mag. The 140 A-Max's loaded to the lands give me quite a bit of extra space in the mag box.
     

  3. Dzel777

    Dzel777 Active Member

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    I know its not exactly what your asking but.. I shoot a sav. 111 LRH in 6.5 creed with 130 grain vld's and am able to seat them .030" off the lands and still fit in the mag. However, from .080"-.030" I did not notice a detectable difference in accuracy.
    hope that helps!
     
  4. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Thordog, I use 41.0 grains of reloader 17, cci br-2 primers and shoot both the berger 140 and the hornady 140 sst. COAL is 2.777 and the sst is a little more accurate in my rifle (rem 700)----berger shoots half minute but the sst is a one holer. Great round.

    Randy
     
  5. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    do you mind if i ask what your load is ? i have the same rifle and want to shoot the 130s.
     
  6. Dzel777

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    You bet! My hunting load is: 43.7 grains of h4350 extreme, hornady brass, fed 210 primer, 130 vld for hunting, seated @ 2.831".
    My slightly reduced load which actually does help with brass life is identical except for the 43.1 grain charge.
    Both loads are extremely accurate, with a very slight nod going to the 43.7 load.
    Both charges also maintain similiar if not the same hold out to 450 yards, after 450 the 43.7 load stays quite a bit flatter.
    If your gun is anything like mine you wont have any issue getting a sub moa load, This caliber has a huge sweet spot. everything I tried with the above ingriedients from 41-43.7 grains was accurate, 44 grains started to open up quite a bit (1.25ish").
    Hope that helps!
    -Denny
     
  7. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    yes thank you. one more ? what is the throat length of your rifle.

    im glad your using h4350 thats what im loading too been loading at 41.2. trying both the 130s and 140s i like the 130s the best so far.
     
  8. Dzel777

    Dzel777 Active Member

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    I honestly could now tell you what the throat is.
    Yep, tried 4350 first and saw no viable reason to try anything else. What's your purpose for the rifle?
     
  9. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    deer hunting in good old kentuck and hopeful a trip out west for some speed goats one of these days

    the deer hunting sould be 500 yards and under but i can stretch it out a bit more if i have to.
     
  10. Dzel777

    Dzel777 Active Member

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    Right on, in my opinion if your shootin over 500 on game bump that charge up a bit, you'll see quite a huge difference in velocity from 41g and 43. Smaller case, so small powder increases gain substantial velocity. For example, *off the top of my head, @ 43.7g my drop with a 100yd zero is 11" less than that of a 42.1g load. I don't have a chrono so I can't tell you the muzzle difference but it's big. I'd be interested to see if 41ish grains would still keep you at a proficient velocity for taking game at those extended ranges.

    -Denny
     
  11. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    yes im going to i just got this gun so im running some 100 or so light loads through it first before i turn up the heat ;-}

    well be bumping up to as soon as i make up my mind on what i want to run and i looks like 130s have it. as soon as i get there seating down gun)