6.5 STW Load Data needed PLEASE !!!!!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 257stw, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. 257stw

    257stw Active Member

    May 4, 2011
    I've just built a 6.5 stw on a REM action with a 28" douglas bbl I'm going to use this for hunting whitetail on bean fields want to use 120 - 140 gr bullets can some one help me out ?
  2. Sennaspeed

    Sennaspeed Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2011
    Don't know if you have Layne Simpsons data for that cartridge but here it is from Loaddata.com.

    6.5 STW Load Data
    Warning! Notes: All powder charges are maximum and should be reduced by 12 percent for starting loads. Cases formed by necking down Remington 7mm STW brass. All rifles had 26-inch barrels. (Layne Simpson Data)
    Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
    Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
    85 Sierra HP IMR IMR-7828 85.0 4016
    100 Nosler Partition Hodgdon H-1000 88.0 3863
    120 Speer SP Hodgdon H-1000 83.0 3511
    125 Nosler Partition Accurate AAC-8700 91.0 3515
    130 Swift Scirocco Hodgdon H-50BMG 88.0 3461
    140 Nosler Partition Accurate AAC-8700 90.0 3316
  3. tim jurczak

    tim jurczak Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2009

    I'll throw you a bone here. I asked this same question in Feb and did not get specific loads so I know how you feel. Please, please consider all these MAX!
    This is the load manual I have come up with:

    123gr matchking
    91.5gr wc872
    76gr imr7828
    72gr h4831 vel 3370fps

    130gr accubond
    78gr retumbo
    89gr wc872
    73gr vvn165

    129fr interbond
    87.5gr wc872 vel 3501fps
    74gr imr7828 vel 3514fps

    140gr a-max
    88gr h50bmg
    87gr wc872
    77gr retumbo

    be safe and let me know what works. Im planning on trying rl25 h1000 and us869 next week