Favorite 6.5 CM powder, that is not H4350, for 140+gr bullets

Please select up to 2

  • Reloader 16

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Reloader 17

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Reloader 26

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Accurate 4350

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ramshot Hunter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • H414

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Superformance

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0
  • Poll closed .

jb1023

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I am working on some loads with RE26 in my new 6.5CM. I would like to have an alternative powder worked up should I mistakenly run out of RE26 and can't find some for some reason. I would prefer to use something that is less market stressed than H4350 so I did not include it in my poll.

My gun:
Howa 1500 SA
25" Mark Chanlynn barrel 1x8
Nosler 140 RDF
2.885 COAL (2.2555 BTO)

With RE26 I can get 2800 easily, easy is according to QL, and that is my target velocity. A compressed load of RE26 actually put me over 3000 but I don't need this gun to be that hot. That is what my 6.5 SS is for.

Looking at QL the following listed seem to be able to give me the velocity I want and remain "safe".
RE16, RE17, RE26, Accurate 4350, Hogdon H414, Ramshot Hunter
 

jb1023

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Looks like my poll is not working. I will update once I figure that out.
 

jb1023

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I emailed support, we'll see what they come back with.
 

Zen Archery

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I've been boring IMR4350 for a year and half on all my 140-160gr bullets with great success.
 

Greyfox

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H4831SC has worked well for me.
 

coop2564

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I'm working with RL 26 right now 2861 with my load currently, accuracy has been Okay .4 & .5's, waiting on some heat to shoot in to see how groups and velocity holds up under the change.
 

Bowfishn

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RL26 and RL16
Have not used RL16 but it would be my choice for a Temperature stable powder to replace H4350
I find RL26 to suit my needs for most anything I load in my 6.5 CM.
 

jb1023

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So still have not heard back from admins regarding my poll, oh well. I picked up some Ramshot Hunter to try out. QL seems to think that would be a good powder and probably a little lower demand than some of the others. RS Hunter, RL16 and Accurate 4350 all are listed as 2800+ with a 100% fill (RL26 is 2900+), based on my ADG cases. Of course I also picked up a keg of RL26 so I should be good for a bit but still want an alternate because things happen.
 

BW64

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42.2 IMR 4451 @ 2.203 TOG gives me 2730 fps out of a 26" Mcgowen on a Savage Axis. Good to 1760 yards so far. :) Start low & work up. All guns are not the same.

BW
 

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