6.5 PRC with 140 Berger Elites?

Trm82

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My xbolt shoots the 140 elites awesome with 58 gr RL 26 at 3055 FPS.
pushed it to 3100 FPS but it opens up faster than 3055 FPS.
 

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I still get over 3000 fps on all my 6.5 prc's with 156's. I have 3 of them. 2 with RL 26 and one with N560. I will say this N560 basically gets me the same results in velocity on all of them and actually gains me 30 fps more than RL26 on a 20" barrel one.
 

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I use 60gr of h1000 in a 28" and get 3150fps in my 6.5saum. No pressure signs and extremely accurate shooting 140gr berger hunting vld. Haven't changed anything, haven't needed to. My favorite rifle/caliber.
That looks like a nice load that’s easy on brass! Mind sharing which brass brand you use? I’m using 61.0 H1000 with the 139/140 class but that’s with Remington 300 SAUM brass that’s been prepped.
 

J.J. Weiland

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That looks like a nice load that’s easy on brass! Mind sharing which brass brand you use? I’m using 61.0 H1000 with the 139/140 class but that’s with Remington 300 SAUM brass that’s been prepped.
For years I used Norma brass but have bought 300 pieces of ADG headstamped 6.5saum. Waiting to wear out all the Norma then change over.
 

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I use 60gr of h1000 in a 28" and get 3150fps in my 6.5saum. No pressure signs and extremely accurate shooting 140gr berger hunting vld. Haven't changed anything, haven't needed to. My favorite rifle/caliber.
I run a 22” at 3050 with a 140. On my 6th reload with tight pockets. Same load in 95f is still good to go with no pressure signs.
 

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I'm not sure, i just got my prc and got some load data from Berger and they are using a lot more powder on their end. For 135 Classic's they show a low end of 56.1 and a max of 61.6 of RE26.
On the 140 Elite's they show a low end of 54.5 and a max of 60.5.
I'm worked up a few loads with the 135's for today and I will see how they do.
I found my 6.5saum to be not fussy at all. Shooting 140gr berger hunting vld.
On a ladder test it shot almost every load extremely well. I just found the point at heavy bolt lift and backed off to 60gr h1000 @ 3150fps. This is so accurate I have never changed in 5 years. Info from George Gardner convinced me to use h1000 and the saum. Best shooting rifle I've ever owned and poison on hogs and deer.
 
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