6.5 bullet suggestion

cohunt

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so I'm going to reload some range/practice ammo for my daughters 6.5cm rifle

I'm looking for an "easy to find accuracy" bullet for practice at the range on paper and for steel

what bullet has given you good accuracy and was easy/quick to find the load for? the more time we can spend practicing at the range the better so I hope to not have to spend lots of time finding an accurate load.

I know each rifle is different but usually there seems to be a pattern with these things

I would prefer a "less expensive" bullet as these will be for practice for her and we don't need "premium" at this time-- a "dual purpose" target/hunting bullet would be nice but not necessary as I will most likely load up some HH bullets for her hunting loads

as far as powder, I have RL16 and varget, but I know H4350 is very popular too and available at my LGS

what have been your "easy to load" bullets for this cartridge?
 

Ckgworks

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Sorry, not a CM, but my experiences with looking for cheap 6.5 target bullets.
In my .260, the 140 gr Barnes Match Burners shoot the same as the Hornady A-Max and are a bit cheaper......I'm still shooting up stock so I haven't switched to ELD's yet. Another 6.5 bullet that I think is a bit of a sleeper is the Speer Gold Dots. I used the 120 grain in a Grendel and they shot great with very little work up. These are a cheap bullet that also work great on deer, so it's a perfect bullet for me as it's a do-all load for the Grendel.
 

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I did shoot some match kings thru it and they shot good and were not bad on the wallet i just bought 1000 laps for 335.00 now i switch back and forth between the scenars and bergers for the small groups
 

HARPERC

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so I'm going to reload some range/practice ammo for my daughters 6.5cm rifle


..........I would prefer a "less expensive" bullet as these will be for practice for her and we don't need "premium" at this time-- a "dual purpose" target/hunting bullet would be nice but not necessary as I will most likely load up some HH bullets for her hunting loads........

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FURMAN

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In every rifle I have tested both in the ELDM continually outshoots the ELDX. Speaking directly to the CM one of mine preferred the 120ELDM the other the 147ELDM. Both shot 120s, 140s, and 147s well. If it is for your daughter I personally would start with the 120s.
 

Buster Hemlock

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For target and steel I like the 140 matchkings. Relativity inexpensive and I have gotten phenomenal accuracy out of my bolt action and gas gun with them. See targets below. Needless to say I settled on the 42.5 gr. of H-4350 and didn't bother with adjusting seat depth as these were all .010" jump and fit in my gas guns mag and the groups are repeatable and hold up at distance. Getting 2705 FPS from a 20" Proof barrel rifle length gas gun. These were with CCI br2's and hornady brass. Hunting I run the 135 Berger classic hunters over almost identical charge, lapua brass and fed 205m's in the gas gun and lapua brass, 140 Berger Elites, and fed 205m's in the bolt gun.
 

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