- Sep 3, 2015
I'm using a Hornady bushing die set, and the ELD-X stem seem to be fine for me. It's my understanding from the Berger website that the hybrid ogive starts as secant and changes to tangent as the bearing surface, so a secant ogive stem should work for seating.What dies are You guys using per seating? Are they leaving marks or indentations on the bullets.
Hello,Bringing this one back up.
Anymore real world 156 numbers in a creed?
What do the bullets look like? It is most likely the 156 Berger, however there have been other 156's made, they were either round nose or a kind of blunted spire point type bullets. There would be somewhat of a difference in loading them, and a significant difference in ballistics between them.Hello,
I am very new on reloading my own. Also new on this site. Iv loaded my very first batch of 6.5 CM with Barnes Match Burner Bullets at 140 grain using Hodgdon 100V with one batch and IMR 4350. Using the recommended bullistic data that it requires. But I also have 500 bullets of Factory Second Bullets at 156 Grain that I cannot find any data on for this type of bullet and powders that I have. Do you have any suggestions or data on loading these Factory Second 156 Grain?
I have a RPR 24” barrel 1:8 barrel twist.
Yes definitely using a drop tube with mine.For those of you who have reported using 46+ gr of R26, are you using a drop tube or is this compressed? I've not tested this but according to QL, based on my cases measured H2O, 46.1 of R26 is 103.7% fill with this bullet. It also says I should be around 2877 fps. I don't have a drop tube but may have to get one and order up some of these bullets. Currently shooting the 147 eld-M. I load up to mag length, 2.87 but could go to 2.91 if I want to single feed.