Best hammer bullet for 6.5 PRC

jgs8163

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Hi Chip I am currently seeking a load for this same barrel curious if you would share some details on yours? Thank you
I’d like some info also if willing. I’m going to test IMR 4955 this week. My 58 grain load with RL26 started having pressure issues with temp changes. Had to back off to 56.5-56.8 with RL26.
 

HARPERC

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I don't question the merits of the 124 HH, they shot well in my .260.

My next order will be for the often overlooked 121 Heavy Hammer Hunter. It just reflects my belief a slightly better stabilized bullet gives better terminal performance.

Plus I've seen a few barrels now that haven't measured as advertised, including some customs.
 

Hard rock

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I would be glad to share.
Im using N165 which is close too R 23 on the burn chart suposed too be a clean and cool burning powder with a decoppering agent. Im using it with 3 different hammer bullets in 2 diff 6.5 Prc rifles 1st rifle pre 64 mod 70 win 25 in Bartlein 7.5 twist 131 gr hammer hunter 57.3 grs cci250 2.970 oal 3190 2nd rifle Curtis Axiom 26 in proof 1.8 twist 124 gr hammer 58.3 grs cci250 3300 fps then worked load up with 123 gr absolutes in the proof barrel and finished at 3452 with63. 5grs compressed load oal 2.955 accuracy is great in both rifles using N165 Next powder will be N 560 but is a double base powder and is harder on the throat looking for 3500 fps with the 123 gr absolutes good luck on your loading
 

tdot

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I used the 131HH in my 6.5SS w/7.5 twist, last spring bear season. 2 dead bears, but both had ovalized exit holes, normal entrance holes. The load stabilized fine on paper out to 500+ yards but hitting animals within 15 yards for one bear and 75 yards for the 2nd bear, showed the bullet wasn't stable enough. I've dropped to the 124HH and will likely drop further for next season.
 

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