6.5 Creedmoore

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  1. johnp034

    johnp034 Well-Known Member

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    Any pet loads for 6.5 Creedmore? Got a savage 11 in this caliber, shoots great with Hornady factory loads, but got see f i can do better rollin' my own.

    thanks
    JP
     
  2. JayR

    JayR Active Member

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    H4350 is the go to powder! For me, I used 40.5gr with a 140 Berger, most guys are using 41.5-43 with 139-142 grainers. I will be trying about 43 or so grains next with the 130 Bergers. It is the easiest cartidge to load for that I have ever found, You'll love it!
     
  3. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    I had better luck with 130gr Bergers than the 140gr Amax. I went to Hunter powder, gave more velocity and better SD in my rifle. Using LR mag primers. My rifle likes a lot of jump with the Berger.

    Those are the only two bullets I have shot, both shoot sub .5 MOA. The Berger usually less than .25.

    If for hunting I may go with RL-17. Almost as good accuracy, better velocity. But velocity varied by 25-30 fps where Hunter is single digit. H4350 was almost as good as Hunter but 100fps slower, again in my rifle.
     
  4. Hespco

    Hespco Well-Known Member

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    A 6.5 bullet fired from an accurate rifle is an accurate 6.5 bullet in flight. Makes no difference what the brass case holding the powder was. The game I take with my various 6.5's know's not the name of the brass. If your Savage 6.5 CM displays the accuracy of my Savage 260 which I'm sure it will , you will have a smile. I use Win 760/ H-414 to drive the Barnes 120gr TSX to 3004fps. 22" Bbl, 1/8 twist.
     
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  5. Lenwood901

    Lenwood901 Well-Known Member

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    140g berger elite hunter lapua brass cci 450 primers and rl16 42.3 g at 2866fps . 500 yards inch groups at 750 yards easy to hit an 8 inch plate and took it out to 1340 two weekends ago and hit an steel target of a figure of a person
     
  6. Trucknuggets

    Trucknuggets New Member

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    H4350 is what im going to start with. Ill test 130s and 140s at first.
     
  7. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    Varget works very well with 130gr and lighter. H4350 works very well with 120gr and heavier. My current load is Varget pushing 130gr Berger AR Hybrids to 2863. I put five shots into the .2s with that load a few days ago.

    John
     
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  8. scope-eye

    scope-eye Well-Known Member

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    Me personally I like the Sierra 107gr HPs, that combined with a full case of Varget 45gr + or - is a good combo as far as speed, and they still have a half decent BC. It's the same load I use in my 260 Rem and My AI version with a few grains more added to the latter.

    Dean
     
  9. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If u can find the magic stuff RL 26 u will get some speed! Using 4350 with 130-140 class bullets is the norm here and works very well also. I have found that anywhere around 42-43 gr 4350 with 140 class bullets seems to always be a node. As u can see pic below the RL26 with 140s is quiet a bit faster than the 2800 realm u are going to see with 4350.
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  10. SilverbulletMAG

    SilverbulletMAG Well-Known Member

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    H4350 is old news. Rl26 is made of fairy dust and impossible to find. Grab some Superformance and/or RL16 and enjoy higher velocities, great accuracy, amazing SD/ES and best of all...you can actually find the stuff on the shelves.;)
     
  11. YZ-80

    YZ-80 Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, I’m running a 130 Accubond on 36.8 grains of RL-15. I had to develop a quick load for the late doe season cause I got the rifle (Wby Altitude) for Christmas. I’ll chrono it and work it up higher but it sure did a job on the 2 does I harvested with it and very accurate to boot!
     
  12. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Superformance with 140 to 143 bullets is accurate and fast in three of my 6.5 Creeds. RL26 is a myth. Never have seen it.lol
     
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  13. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    I have 3lbs of RL26 u just gotta know how to work the system. In about 1-2 month Alliant will have a run, U have to stock pile when they do.
     
  14. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Great news. Thanks for info. Going to get 8 lbs.