6.5SS & 156 Berger Elite Hunter

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  1. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Going to start this for an info resource.

    First off, I am not out for ultimate speed. But accuracy and consistency. I will be testing several powders however.

    Rifle info: (Brand new, never fired-just picked it up on Tuesday)
    6.5 Sherman Short Mag built by Axisworks
    Lone Peak Fuzion TI SA
    26" 1:7.5" Proof Sendero Light w. 4 port MBM brake
    Manners EH1 w. Gen 1 mini chassis and DBM (this is a temp stock until my PRS2 BDL is built and arrives from Manners)
    Accurate .300WSM mags at 2.970" inside
    Timney Calvin Elite @ 8oz
    Seekins 34mm "Low" rings
    S&B PMII 5-20×50US w. H2CMR
    Vortex Lo Pro level

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    I am starting with two powders that have performed very well in my other 6.5SS, and several other guy's 6.5SSs.

    H1000 & RL23

    I will probay be trying RL26, possibly Retumbo, and NV565.

    ADG brass (already fire formed in my other 6.5SS) this chamber is .002" shorter than my old one.
    Shoulder was at (w. .420 comp):
    Fired in old chamber 1.564"
    Bumped to 1.562" (this length, the new bolt closed, but I could feel it dragging)
    Bumped to 1.560", closes like butter

    Fed GM215M
    Berger 6.5mm 156 Elite Hunter

    To the lands:
    COAL: 2.980"
    CBTO: 2.288"

    I loaded up some sighters and test rounds with H1000 and RL23 to start.

    Starting at .010" jump to lands.
    COAL 2.970", CBTO 2.278"

    Here is a 156 EH @ .010" jump vs. 140 Hybrid @ .020" jump.
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    New 156 EH @ 2.279" CBTO .010" jump
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    Bullet seems seated almost perfectly in the neck to me
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    Should be shooting on Sunday. Cross your fingers.
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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    You Sir have excellent hunting/shooting rigs.
     
  3. jpfrog

    jpfrog Well-Known Member

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    When you’re ready to toss that temporary stock in the trash, PM me for my address and I’ll send you the cost of shipping.
     
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  4. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that "temp stock" will be going on a rebuild. My old 6.5SS will be getting a rebarrel to 25SST next year. But THAT stock will go up for sale.
     
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  5. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent pictures as well..!! Very sexy rifle and cartridge/bullet combo.
     
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  6. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    TAG! Is this the .175" FB reamer?
     
  7. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. My second 6.5SS built by Axisworks.
     
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  8. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice !
    What does it(unless you named it) weight minus the bipod ?
     
  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    9lbs 12oz scoped w. Mag
     
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  10. huntandfish2983

    huntandfish2983 Active Member

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    Do you like the eh1 better than the game scout?
     
  11. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    The EH1 is more comfortable for me.
     
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  12. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle and write up. Following for results.
     
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  13. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Always look forward to your shooting Lance. Will you do a head to head with the 150 sierria now that you have the 7.5 tw??
     
  14. OrionsStar

    OrionsStar Well-Known Member

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    Tagging in on this thread. Thanks guys!