Calling 24” 6.5 Creed Guys

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  1. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    What are you guys getting as far as FPS with a 24” barrel in your 6.5 Creedmoor? Please include chronographed FPS, bullet weight and powder charge if you’re loading you own
     
  2. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Nobody?
     
  3. beefdip

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    SMK, 142 gr.
    Around 2710 fps at 42.0 gr of H4350.
    ELD-X, 143 gr
    Around 2705 fps at 42.4 gr of H4350
    SST, 129 gr
    Around 2770 fps at 38.8 gr of Varget
    All velocities were shot around 0 C (32 F for you great American folk)
    All out of factory RPR.
     
  4. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

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    143 eldx
    45.3 rl26
    Fed 210m
    ADG brass
    2835 FPS
    24” Brux barrel
     
  5. AFraser

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    I have a 23.2" barrel. Results at ~60 degrees F:
    139gr Scenar @2839fps, using 42.8gr of RE17 (RS60) with CCI BR2 primers.
    123gr Scenar @3062fps, using 45.0gr of RE17 (RS60) with CCI BR2 primers.
     
  6. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Max loads? I could start approx 10% lower than these loads?
     
  7. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    24" 1:8" Proof Sendero contour
    Hornady brass
    Fed GM210M
    Hodgdon Superformance
    143 ELD-X
    2.2605" CBTO (.005" jammed)
    2.8965 COAL
    Brass weight sorted 147-150gr after full prep
    Annealed neck/shoulder
    Ladder test:
    41.0 to 47.5gr. charge weights. 48.0 I did not shoot.
    2565 to 2966fps (on 47.5gr: no flattened primer, no cratered primer, no ejector mark, possible very slight case head swipe?, easy bolt lift)
    Charges had 3 distinct nodes with little velocity increases, very little vertical dispersion @ 352 yards. Then a jump in speed to next node, but still little vertical separation until I hit 47.5gr. Had a 2" jump in elevation, and possibly a very slight sign of pressure, so I quit. Best node will be in the 2800-2850fps range, with a 4 charge weight (2.0gr.) group with 1/2" of vertical separation with 2-9mph fluctuating wind. Shots 8-11. Throw 12 & 13 in there, and still a good node.

    Something to be said about stiff barrels and a mild recoiling round.

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  8. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I developed mine with the OCW method in a Seekins Havak and came up with the following load:

    143 ELD-X seated .050" off the lands, which is the same ogive length as factory loaded Hornady Precision Hunter
    41.8 gr H4350
    Hornady Brass
    Fed 210M
    Consistent .3 MOA 5 shot groups at 2730 fps
     
  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    This is my PRS load. 142gr SMK: seated .040” off the lands.
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  10. jraulsten

    jraulsten Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    24" Bartlein 1:8 Sendero Contour
    Hornady Brass
    CCI 200 Primers
    140 Berger Elite Hunters
    42.4 grains H4350
    2752 FPS
    .2-.3s as long as I do my part
     
  11. stomp442

    stomp442 Well-Known Member

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    I have done a bunch of 24" Creedmoors. Most seem to like 41-42gr of H4350 with velocities from 2740-2840 depending on the barrel and what bullet used. 47-48 grains of R26 will give velocities well into 2900 plus. R16 also gives good velocity and groups. The same 41-42gr of R16 will get about 100fps more than 4350 in my experience with it.
     
  12. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    What’s throwing me off is that in nosler’s book, 41 grains of h4350 and a 140 grain bullet, they only got 2699 FPS as a max load.

    That was withba 24” barrel
     
  13. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Anyone getting some FPS numbers on factory barrel?
     
  14. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Savage 10 24"
    once fired peterson ws2 coated 147. 47.3Rl26 215m 2892, 2.820. sd 3 es 6. I shot today to 300 in no wind @ 55 degrees. .625 over all for 8 shots. In 52 degrees of change since I first tested I gained 40 fps.
    120smk 43.0 100V peterson 2890fps shoots to the same zero @100yd as the above. I had 24 loaded up and shot them all to recover the brass. All were virgin and I will load to 47.0 and the coated 147's to try and stay close to 2855ish. That is the money spot for my rifle with 147's.
    43.0 of 4955 peterson brass 210m 2.830 142smk I shot 4 today into .355@100yds. I got errors on all 4 shots so I stopped for another time. I had cleaned between the 147's and the 120's because of the different powder. I went from the 24shots to cool then shot the screamer. We had 2 6.5's shooting 42.3H4350 and 142smk's also. 2788 for one and 2804 for the other. Both were 24" 8tw, one shillen ratchet and 1 Kreiger 5r or 6groove. Both shot well first time out.
     
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