6,5 PRC --- need help

gerrybaker1960

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Need advice on duplication accuracy of Hornady factory ammo.

Been reloading decades and own many bughole rifles BUT the Hornady Match ammo shoots 1/2" 5 shot groups and I can't duplicate it.

H 1000 & same Hornady bullet w/same OAL with get me to 7/8th"

Suggestions ?
 

The Oregonian

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Have you called Hornady? I don't know that they will give you the recipe but I would start there. They may at least give you the powder they used.
 

Reemty J

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156 berger EOL and 57 grains RL 25.............got me 9/16" 3 shot @ 300 yards....I know that is not what your asking, "but just saying"
 

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I have a 6MM Creedmoor that shot Hornady factory 103 ELD-X into the same hole. I never got it to shoot the 103 ELD-X reloads even though I duplicated the velocity and length to a tee. Once I gave up on the 103 ELD-X things started coming together. I switched to Berger 105 hybrids and RL-16 and all is well.
Moral to the story you probably can't duplicate that factory load and don't waste your time trying. Start with working up a load with a bullet you want to shoot and if it don't then change to something it will. I had a old timer tell me one time "Change a losing Game" If it is not working then you have nothing to lose by changing components.
I will mention one trick that most factory ammo uses is a very firm crimp. Try it.
Henry
 

gerrybaker1960

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I have a 6MM Creedmoor that shot Hornady factory 103 ELD-X into the same hole. I never got it to shoot the 103 ELD-X reloads even though I duplicated the velocity and length to a tee. Once I gave up on the 103 ELD-X things started coming together. I switched to Berger 105 hybrids and RL-16 and all is well.
Moral to the story you probably can't duplicate that factory load and don't waste your time trying. Start with working up a load with a bullet you want to shoot and if it don't then change to something it will. I had a old timer tell me one time "Change a losing Game" If it is not working then you have nothing to lose by changing components.
I will mention one trick that most factory ammo uses is a very firm crimp. Try it.
Henry

Thanks I have a Lee crimp die, I'll try it.
 

can1010

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factory ammo uses blended powders not even for sale to the public. Hornadys superformance ammo don't even use the superformance powder available to the public.
I can tell you the five 147 factory match rounds I disassembled had between 55.0 and 55.4 grains and in my gun they averaged 2987 fps
 

gerrybaker1960

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Can 1010, was ypre was the powder ? I know it's a custom formulation but was it stick, ball, semi ball etc ? thanks.
 

Mrvmax

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Mine is the opposite, terrible with factory (1-2 moa) and .4 moa with hand loads.
 

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