6.5 Creedmoor, 20" Barrel, load data?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Buzzsaw, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    bolt gun with 20" Proof Research, carbon wrapped barrel, 1-8 twist.
    Gun will be for hunting (bullets) and LR steel (match bullets)

    Whats working for you in your shorter barreled rifles?
     
  2. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    ive had a few 22'' 6.5 CM's. all of them found top accuracy with any 140 grain bullet seated sammi spec. length somewhere between 41.0-42.5 grains H4350. FGM210 primer.
     
  3. jasonco

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    Pretty much the same thing that works in a 24" & 26" barrel, just a bit slower.
     
  4. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    yes, I'm trying to save myself a ladder test, seeing whats working in other 20" barrels. I'll start with factories, run the velocities and hunt with them this season, then concentrate on a handload
     
  5. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    6.5 Creedmoor is about the most tolerant and easy to load for cartridge. I'v got 3 that I load for and putting together another for comp shooting.
     
  6. Tex_Hunter

    Tex_Hunter Active Member

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    Have had great results with reloder 16 in multiple 6.5 Creedmoor rifles. It has given a solid 100-150fps over similar loads using H4350.

    In my 22" Bergara HMR I'm currently running 43.3gr under a Hornady 143gr ELD-X for an avg 2791fps with SD of 9.5, and produces ~.3MOA groups in this combo. Pressure is generally good, but I did have a pierced primer last time I shot where ambient temps were 100+ in the shade and was noticing some faint ejector marks on the other cases. RE16 is magic in the 6.5 and as far as I can tell it is very forgiving as the worst accuracy I had during load testing was .7MOA, I took the load data for the 142gr SMK from Alliant and then started about 3grs lower and worked up in .3gr increments.
     
  7. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    I have some RL 16 and will give it a shot.
     
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  9. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    Awesome site thank you
     
  10. tankgijohn72

    tankgijohn72 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 22" rem sps tac and shoot 135 berger classic hunters. Using H4831. 15 round group 1.2",13 of the rounds went into 0.8". It is a little bit lighter load 2575fps, but dispersion is great, so not messing with increased charges.
     
  11. Kenny0709

    Kenny0709 Well-Known Member

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    I think your in the ball park. I'm shooting 147gr and 143gr with 43.2 grains of H4350 with great accuracy and 2800fps out a 24inch tube.
     
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