Lapua 220Russian & Sako 6PPC bress difference in MV

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by EXPRESS, Mar 13, 2007.


    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    I recently chronoed some 6PPC loads with Lapua and Sako brass, using the same load and found that the Lapua brass gave inferior MV by about 59fps on average compared to the Sako. The load was 26gn of VV N130.
    I am fairly sure the Lapua brass has a slightly higher capacity.
    Could it be that the Lapua brass generates less pressure hence the lower velocity?

    Just an interesting quirk I thought I'd put up.

    Incedently I haven't noticed a great difference in accuracy, if anything the Sako brass does better even though it's weight varies more and the individual cases ay have a different number of previous firings.
  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    The Lapua brass does have more capacity so you generated less pressure with it than the Sako if same charges were used.

    The Sako brass is probably in it's tuned preferance for pressure and appears more accurate. Once you give the Lapua brass more powda, you will probably see it will shoot betta! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif