6.5 PRC and Berger 156's velocities?

wwac2

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Just picked up a new element 6.5 prc. What is your go to accuracy / velocity load with the 156 eol? Thanks in advance
 

vancewalker007

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Just picked up a new element 6.5 prc. What is your go to accuracy / velocity load with the 156 eol? Thanks in advance
I worked a powder ladder up to 58.8gr of H1000 where I hit pressure. I had a great flat spot with 58.2gr in the middle so my load became 58.2gr at 15/1000 off. That's running 3040fps in a 26 in Proof 1:8. This load is consistently sub 0.5 MOA. Its accounted for 22 head of game from about 80 yards to 743 yards. I'd work up in small increments to find your rifle's powder nodes and not try to jump to some random book max. The book max data for this cartridge, and most, are all over the map and do not necessarily match your rifle. For example, 58.2gr H1000 might be way over pressure in your rifle. You need to test.
 
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Painless300

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I'm running 156 EOL's in a 22" Proof Carbon
58.6g H1000 - I ran into pressure at 60g
Hornady Brass
10 thou off the lands
F 210M Primer
2930MV
250 Rnds down the barrel
Very accurate load but a tad on the warm side.
 
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