Calling 24” 6.5 Creed Guys

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by timberelk, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Is the 47.3 grains of R26 what you would consider a max load?
     
  2. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Thats a coated bullet charge in my gun! Start at 43gns and do a ladder to find the sweet spot for your rifle. Color the ogive of your bullets with different sharpie's for each charge I use .3 grain increments. I'd use 2.820 for coal to start. In a sammi chamber this has shot well for many
     
  3. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Is 200 or 300 yards far enough for a ladder test? If not it’s a 45 min drive to shoot further
     
  4. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    That works.
     
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  5. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    300 MINIMUM! 400 is better.
     
  6. MTBMaine

    MTBMaine Well-Known Member

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    130 berger VLD 2790 with Viht N550
     
  7. timberelk

    timberelk Well-Known Member

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    Bump. Anymore FPS confirmations?
     
  8. Chino Tom

    Chino Tom Active Member

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    Just finished putting together my Howa 24" barreled varmint action. HS Prec stock.
    After suggested barrel break in, using Hornady factory 140 ELDM match, I was
    disappointed that the MV using my Magnospeed V3 averaged 2625 fps. The
    advertised FPS is 2710. Not surprised as most factory ammo doesn't meet
    box MV. Haven't started reloading this 6.5 CM yet. Only 50 down the tube so far.
    The Factory Hornady is accurate. Repeatable .375 MOA at 100.
     
  9. timberelk

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    I believe you should see a 100 ish FPS gain after you shoot a few hundred rounds
     
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  10. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I had a 24in ruger. I achevied 2880 out of it with rl-17. My dad has a 22in and we were able to squeeze 2900 out of it with rl-26. But most of his loads fall around 2700-2750. I have a 26in now and I have 3 loads that it's shoots well. 42 grains of h4350 yields 2840, 42 grains of rl-17 2885 and 48 grains of rl-26 2945. All with the 140 eld-m.
     
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  11. Bang4theBuck

    Bang4theBuck Well-Known Member

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    2775 fps
    42.7 grains H4350
    BR2
    140 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Winchester Brass
    .25-.35" groups
     
  12. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    Lapua brass
    Cci br4
    140 Berger eol
    24” proof barrel
    43.1gr H4350
    2830 FPS
     
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  13. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

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    ADG brass
    Fed gm210m
    130 Berger ar hybrid
    24” brux
    41.5 H4350
    2788 fps
     
  14. shawnb

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    Did you ever try h4831sc? That sounds like a stout load. I may have to try 4350. I built a 25” barreled creed for a friend and he wants to push the 143 eldx at least 2850, is his goal.