6.5 156 EOL

codyadams

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That what is was thinking. I think probably at best the 140VLD but more like a 135 classic hunter or a 130 VLD in my 264 that I have. Might even try a 129ABLR if I find them. Little light but still plenty good for any long range mule deer and smaller.
I concur, any of those would be more than sufficient, especially a .264 wm speeds
 

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I'm running a 1-7 twist, 27" Bartlien with my own reamer.

1-9 wouldn't work for the 156s.
I would think not! 7 ought too do it for sure, but an 8 I'm not sure? I wonder if Berger has updated their twist calc with newer bullets? I have a 7.5 McGowan for 140 and up, but no 156s. I do have some Barnes 145 match burners for trial.
 

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I finally got some of these 156 EOLs otw for my 6.5-284. I was planning to start at 53.0gr RL-26 and .030 off lands. Is this a good starting point or will it take a few more grains?

I’m currently shooting a Berger 140 VLD .030 off lands with 53.0 H4831SC.
 

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I finally got some of these 156 EOLs otw for my 6.5-284. I was planning to start at 53.0gr RL-26 and .030 off lands. Is this a good starting point or will it take a few more grains?

I’m currently shooting a Berger 140 VLD .030 off lands with 53.0 H4831SC.

I’d start at 53gr. If your are using Lapua brass and LR primers. My load is 54.2 gr Retumbo at 3000FPS, 26” barrel.
 
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