- Dec 27, 2012
I’ve got at least 5-7 loads for the 6.5 CM. I run hot so they need to be tempered down. Will post when I’m back home from my current hunt middle of next week.
Seems like most are getting 200fps over the regular Hammers, but 150 is great - especially with good groups!I think I could especially if I switched to Hornady brass. I figured 100-150 fps over the standard 110 HH is a good pick up... I'm not in a hurry to switch yet, I have a ton of Varget and only a pound of 8208 xbr. Lol
N-555 might be a good one to try if you have it I have been getting great fps with it in several different chamberingsDid some testing with the 90gr Absolute Hammers yesterday.
CBTO 3.261 -.001”
90gr Absolute Hammer
62 3687 ej mark
63 3750 -
64 3805 -
65 3849 - ~100% load density
66 3903 -
67 3980 - out of room for powder
60 3796 ej mark
61 3855 -
62 3915 -
63 3977 - bolt lift ~95% load density
Shot 3 shot groups at 100yds with H4350 in .5gr increments from 59-61.5gr. Almost all groups were around half moa except for 61gr at 1”. Testing was done with a suppressor attached.
Best group was .4” at 59gr with a velocity of 3760. Brass lasted 8 firings here.
61.5gr shot .6” at 3880 fps. Brass lasted 3 firings.
H4350 looks like a good powder for this case. For the conditions 9cl 12mph wind and slight mirage I thought they shot pretty good and should do much better in more ideal conditions. Not to mention the round count on my barrel is pretty high. Definitely a step up in velocity from the 92gr HH’s I tested last year.
I started pressure testing H4895 also but haven’t finished yet. It looks like it will be to fast for this combo with a lower load density to. Should finish out 100-200 fps behind h4350
Also had a 3/4” hard-end steel plate at 100yds that I put a 90gr hammer into at 3900fps just for the heck of it. It almost made it all the way through!
Now I just need to test it out on game.
I think you should get much higher velocities than this. I'm getting 3033 fps using the 124 gr Hunter and RL16 in my Creed. I will be trying the 123 gr Absolute with either 8208XBR or BL-C(2) in the near future.264 Hammer 109 Absolute
6.5 CM 1:8 TR 20”
(Using old load data from my 110 Hammer Hunters.)
Primer Fed. #210
Powder 41.0gr Varget (Def. room to add more but using old load data b/c I have a hog hunt this afternoon.)
Avg. 2957. I can easily break 3K FPS.
First 3 rounds getting velocity (not really aiming). 1.190”
Second 3 rounds. Adjusted Scope (Focusing on shot). .564” with two bullets touching.
Sighting in process was with a Pulsar Thermion G50 thermal weapons sight (not generally used for developing precision rounds. But I’ve got hogs to drop tonight and wanted to get this bullet dialed in).
I’m being conservative with my load tests until I can get more primers (like everyone else on the planet.)
I’ve got other powders to play with but too much going on and not enough primers to sacrifice.
I’ll let y’all know if the hogs show up.