Reloading 6.5 Creedmoor

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Walker1, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    I built my first rifle. It is a Savage Weather Warrior that was a .243 but I put a CBI 6.5 Creedmoor barrel on it. My first barrel swap. I think it went pretty well. I even bedded the action for the first time to the factory stock. Now I am looking to reload for it. I plan to shoot 140gr A-max. Maybe even try the 140 Berger VLD's but have never used Berger. Are they harder to reload? Should I just buy factory loads and see how it shoots then just reload the once fired brass or buy new brass and start from scratch? I haven't bought any dies yet. Should I go with neck or full length dies?
     
  2. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    The Creedmoor is easy to load for.
    For best accuracy get the Hornady Full Length Bushing die set. I don't recall of the top of my head what bushing size I am using right now.
    H4350 seems to work best with the 140gr bullets.
    I use CCI BR2 primers.

    James
     

  3. Walker1

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    I do not know anything about those dies. Can more than one bushing size be used? If I read correctly they do not do anything to the neck of the casing when they size it? Do I need to neck size also? Should I start off with new brass or just shoot factory ammo then reload?
     
  4. MARK25-06

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    i use the cheap hornady dies and only necksize with them. try 39.0 gr. of varget.im getting faster speed ,less pressure, and they hit 4" higher at 300 yards. i was using h-4350 but got a hard bolt lift. went to varget and never looked back. MARK25-06
     
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    sorry,,, i use the 140 a-max ,i also make all my own brass out of 308 brass, but only use rem brass, once fired or brand new it works the same. MARK25-06
     
  6. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    I went out and bought 5 boxes of ammo today. 140gr A-max. Thought I would shoot it and then reload the brass. You say that you use .308 brass. If you full length resize then it makes it a 6.5 Creedmoor or you just neck size it to a Creedmoor? Is 39.0gr of Varget a start or is that your max?
     
  7. texastrophy

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    Trim the .308 brass to recommended 6.5 Creedmoor length and then full length size it. You may also need to turn the necks in order for them to chamber with a bullet seated in them.
     
  8. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Wilson Case trimmer. Is .308 and 6.5CR the same holder?