6 Creedmoor powder

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by woodnut, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. woodnut

    woodnut Well-Known Member

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    I looked through about 3 pages and no one was talking about the 6 Creed. I have both the 6.5 and 6 Creeds and now love the 6! Factory Hornady Black with a 105 HPBT shoots under 1/2 inch and I didn't think I could surpass it by reloading. But the bug hit and now I can't find any load that goes over 1/2 inch, with most going .4oo! Tried 4831SC, Superformance, and RL19. All did it. In my rifles (yes, I have 2) I've chrono'ed these loads at 3160fps+-. I Know H4350 is supposed to be THE go to powder, but since it's hard to come by, I tried the others. Seriously, a 108 ELD or the 105 AMAX will shoot all day under crazy conditions under 1/2 inch at 100 and I've got 2 groups at 300 that were 1.700. I don't have a longer range so I don't know what these loads will do longer; but at 1000 yds. the factory is clanging steel ! I am now doing the RL19 with 108s, no pressure signs either. This is one amazing round! I have reloaded for over 50 years, many cartridges, and this one is blowing my mind! It has less comeups than the 6.5 at 1000yds., less recoil, and hits steel with authority. Have not deer hunted with it, but believe it will whack. It sure does on groundhogs and prairie dogs!
    Just wondered if anyone else is reloading the 6.
     
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  2. sedancowboy

    sedancowboy Well-Known Member

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    use the search engine here and you will be surprised what you may find. Try Rl-23.
     
  3. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I'll be interested in this. I'm seriously thinking of adding a 6mm CM to the stable.
     
  4. orch

    orch Well-Known Member

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    Reloader 26 and 115gr dtacs do the trick in my ruger predator...
    47gr in Hornady brass, cci200 primers compressed load with a drop tube
    3100 fps
     
  5. Dmagna

    Dmagna Active Member

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    I use 41 grains of h4350 with 115 bergers. Shots 1/2 moa out to 500, it’s a factory ruger American predator. One of my favs.
     
  6. loonie

    loonie Active Member

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    RL 16 works very well in mine. 29 inch 8 twist Krieger with 115 Berger VLD running 3150. Its a laser at 1200 yards. IMR 7828 ssc is also a good powder for this case. RL 23 and 26 also work good. Will be using it for Antelope hunt here soon to test it out.
    Lonnie
     
  7. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    About the same capacity as a .243 Ack, correct? I run RL22 in my ack...a 105 Berger at 3300 is pretty good, imo.
     
  8. woodnut

    woodnut Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Several of you found this round! I have only used the 105s and 108s, but I bet those heavier 115s are awesome in it! I have the 8 twist, 4 grove , 26" barrels. didn't know what to expect when I started, so went low with the 41.5 gr start loads. Both RL19, H4831sc and Superformance all turned in hi velocities, no pressure signs and sub 1/2 MOA groups. I wanted to end up with Superformance as it meters better than stick powders, but could not come away from RL19 as it gave tiny ES and SDs and tight groups. That load went from 3061fps at 75' to 3166 at 90' and still no pressure signs. Groups ran .450 at 90' and dropped in at .206 when the temp dropped to 74'! At 74', the ES was 10.84 and SD was only 5.09! In all my years of reloading many cartridges, this one is the most impressive and easiest to reload I've ever done.