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  1. Randy Tidwell

    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    JF, I am also confused on the math. I am only doing this as a exercise in math. Using Excl's Standard Dev formula (=STDEV.s(A1:A7), I get 6.1 SD, 19 ES, this matches the Labradar pretty close. I kept shot 9 in the mix, as it was only 3fps slower than the 3300fps average. 3301 3308 3300 3289...
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    The math came off the Labradar. I've run out of time for another ladder test, I settled on 57.0grs of RE26. Avg 3264fps, SD 16.5. 3250, 3259, 3282 fps ES 32, SD 16.5 Shot pretty good, just under 1/2" (two touching, one just high) nothing to shout about. But I'm going to run with it. I...
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    That what I'm thinking. Stop trying to work up a serious load till I get 100+ rounds down the tube. Just impatient lol.
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    All the same ADG brass. Prepped carefully.
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    I havnt tried H1000 yet, only have 1 1/2 pounds left, keeping that for my RUMS. Leaving for an Idaho Elk hunt on the 8th. Area we will hunt is Farley short range, long shot is about 300yds. 58 gives me approx 3300fps. I will be very happy at about 3250fps. Will report back tomorrow. I am...
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    I'm getting no pressure signs, primers are not flat, mic'd the cases, grew approx .0002 to .0003. I will agree, the barrel is new, approx 45-50 rounds so far. No signs of copper fouling, I am pretty anal about cleaning. Barrel was broke in by cleaning after each round for 5 shots, then after 2...
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    Nope, positive I kept them on order. Understand cold bore difference, i fired two fouling shots prior turning the chrono on. I just never seen that much increase. Will see what happens Sunday.
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    I'm confused? Did a 10 shot ladder test for my Ruger No. 1 6.5 PRC. Load Data: 6.5 PRC, 7.5 Twist, 27" 124 Hammer Hunter Federal 210, ADG Brass turned to .014" thick (rifle has a .295 neck). RE26 starting at 58 grs, increased .1 grs to 58.9 Brass has been prepped in detail, trimmed to .001"...
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    Shout out to Hammer Bullets

    I just wanted to give a shout out to Steve & Brian at Hammer Bullets. The entire shooting industry needs to take customer service lessons from these guys! With few exceptions, nobody offers their kind of service! They are always Johnnie on the spot to answer questions, wealth of knowledge...
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    6.5 PRC Primer ?

    Havn't tried RL25 yet, will give it a try. Loading data is as scarce as hair on a frogs back (my dad's favorite saying).
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    6.5 PRC Primer ?

    That is what I found with the Blue Box Winnys. They are few tenths smaller. For years all I would use was Winchester primers. When the Blue Boxes appeared, I switched to Federal and Wolf primers.
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    6.5 PRC Primer ?

    Looking for some N160 now. Been shooting mosty RE26 and H1000
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    6.5 PRC Primer ?

    Thanks, will give them a try
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    6.5 PRC Primer ?

    What are you guys using for primers? Been working up some loads for a New 6.5 PRC No.1 with Fed 215s. Anyone having better luck with 210's? We will be hunting in Idaho late Oct, so it won't be too cold to need the 215s. I have it shooting pretty good with Hammer 124's, always looking for...
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    Barrel Damage?

    What are you reporting?
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