Favorite powder for 6.5 PRC 156gr Berger EOL?

N.Scott Nail

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BTW..... I just posted that H1000 was available at midsouth shooters supply. Another member just scored 4lbs. You might consider picking up a couple or so if you plan to load for that bad boy......just a friendly suggestion . I hope this helps....Scott
 

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Currently using H1000, works good.
Going to try Vhit N565 next, got a sample batch ready to ladder test.
 

Trm82

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RL 26 for me just because I have lots.
156 Berger at 2940 FPS and 1/2 moa or less to 975 yards
 

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RL26 and H1000 are definitely the winners. RL26 may get you a bit faster speeds (reports of 100fps over h1000) but can be very difficult to find. I have tried both and I get about 75fps faster with rl26 but h1000 has been more accurate for me. RL26 was giving me about .6MOA groups out to 600 while h1000 was giving me .3MOA.
 

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Did you decide to take the extra 75fps or the extra 0.3 MOA? At 0.5MOA difference I think it’s an easier choice, but I just don’t know at 0.3.
Honestly either works for my needs since I only hunt to 500. I decided to try and work with rl26 more to save the remaining h1000 I have for my 28nosler. If I can get the rl26 down to .5moa ill call it good. I have not done extensive testing with it yet. Just a simple ladder. I haven't tried different primers or much in the way of seating depth.
 

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I never could get 156s to shoot in my 7.75tw bartlein saami spec prc. Rl26, N565, H1000, imr 7977, Retumbo, RL33, N570 all good powders.
 

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Highdrum.......try reloader 25...shoots well in my PRC, 57 grains OAL 2.945--3 shots into 9/16" @ 300 yards is my best group so far, drops coinside with 2950 fps.
 

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Highdrum.......try reloader 25...shoots well in my PRC, 57 grains OAL 2.945--3 shots into 9/16" @ 300 yards is my best group so far, drops coinside with 2950 fps.
Man I tried H1000, rl26, N565 and N570. None shot well.....I'm not gonna go buy a # of known temp sensitive powder to try it. I switched to 135 atips this morning, threw a charge step together at a recommended seating depth. 7 different loads, all moa or better and 3 under half, 1 of em single hole. Es was fantastic between each shot as well. I know this is very coarse and small sampling, but really promising.
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