Good load for a 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. rl same

    rl same New Member

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    I am wondering if anyone has any input on a good load for a 6.5 Creedmoor to shoot 1,000 Yards.
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I've had good results with Berger 140 and either h4350 or RL17. RL17 is a bit faster and more accurate in my rifle, but can be affected by temperature variances.

    With that said, you need to experiment with what your rifle likes. It could be very different than what some posts may suggest.
     
  3. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    +1 on everything Rick just said.

    I was (almost) stacking them at 800 this weekend and was doing well out to 1200 on rocks with H4350 and 140 VLD Bergers. The RL17 works great in my rifle to with the same temp issues (not that big a deal sometimes). My rifle like the VLDs jammed though usually try to get them just touching or .001 to .003 into the lands.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    My rifle loves H4831SC and a 140 Berger. I'm getting 2825fps and am well pleased with the accuracy.

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  5. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting the VLDs, but was wondering if anyone has had better luck with the Hybrids. Generally speaking, I find the VLDs perform best either touching the land or about .010 off. I also, find Hybrids shoot best .030 to .050 off the lands.
     
  6. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    I load for my brother's rifle and his rifle absolutely loves the 140 hornady SST with 41 grains of RL 17. It shoots the bergers well also but accuracy is better with the SST.

    Randy
     
  7. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    I´m loading hybrids on my 6.5 CM with great results.
    Hornady Case
    43gr RL-17
    CCI 200
    BTOL: 2.215" (just to fit my magazine)
    No pressure signs anywhere.

    Only issue I find is that I can't get single digit SD but have tried also H4350 and had the same problem. When I switch to Siroccos I get a SD of 8 which is great.
    Haven´t tested for temp sensitivity on the RL-17. I had the idea it was temp stable but after reading this post I found out I was wrong. Will have to make some tests and input the data on my Ballistic calculator.
     

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  8. smalltruck

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    Mine likes 44.2 grn of IMR 4350 with a Hornady Amax 120 grain bullet. Had an ES of 12.
     
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    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    Testing some issues with my computer
     
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    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    What´s the barrel length on your rifle??
     
  11. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    This 3 shot group came at of my rifle yesterday!!!!!
    Brass: Hornady
    Bullet: Hornady SST 123gr
    Powder: RL-17 44.5gr
    Primer: CCI 200
    BTOL: 2.186"
    MV: 3110fps
    SD: 5

    I fired 3 shots at a 100m target, then installed the magneto speed and fired the 2 remaining rounds I had at another target.
    I need to run more shots over the Magneto to get a more accurate MV average and SD. 2 Shots are not significant, but that´s what I had at the moment.
     

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