Browning 7 Twist Creedmoor bullets

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  1. foul bore

    foul bore Well-Known Member

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    I have good results with 140 gr VLD in front of IMR4451 Fed 210 primers, light bullets were not liked by my Browning A-bolt II long range hunter
     
  2. Ga6570

    Ga6570 Active Member

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    Yep. The 1:7 is for the heavier bullets. I have the HCLR in 6.5 it is a 1:7 (realized this after I got it home) although mine seems to shoot anything above 120gr very well. I developed a reload using Barnes 127gr lrx that shoots great, BUT I have had the best results from this gun with the factory ammo over 140gr - mine puts 10 shots under 3/4” although it wasn’t until I’d put 50-60 rounds through it that I really saw that accuracy appear. At first I though poorly of the thing. DONT GIVE UP!!!
     
  3. Csafisher

    Csafisher Well-Known Member

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    My 8 twist tikka shoots 147 ELDs pretty dang well with 4350 and 210Ms.
     
  4. Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor Well-Known Member

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    Why not try a JLK in any of three flavors of 6.5 mm. Swampy makes a 130, 135, and 140 grain. I think they are more consistent and 135 gr. shoot great to 2950 fps or better with RL-26. You should have better SD as it may prove to be a great load at typical 95 to 100% fill.
     
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  5. Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor Well-Known Member

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    I think 6.5 Creedmoor Lapua brass are only $113 per hundred here in the States. That is not a bad price for a case that can be reloaded more than a dozen times, with ease.
     
  6. Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor Well-Known Member

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    RL-23 may be a better powder, as it isn't temperature sensitive and has anti-copper fouling properties. I have heard that H-4350 also torches the barrel more than other powders in a 6.5 too
     
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  7. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

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    With a 7 twist you could still shoot 129ABLR and 140 bergers.
     
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  8. Csafisher

    Csafisher Well-Known Member

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    Been wanting to try rl26 if I could find some.
     
  9. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Lol...4.25 vs 1.13...