H4831SC for 6.5Cm??

crittrgittr

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Has anyone had success with with this powder? I am planning to use the Hornady 143gr Eld-x. With the powder shortage this is my best option.
 

coyotemaster

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I’ve done a little bit with H4831sc. I’m betting you'll find good accuracy somewhere close to 44gr.

John
I'm shooting the IMR version.in.a.fast twist 22 and it shoots very well. I do find however that IMR is a little temp sensitive, not terribly but noticeable.
 

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H4831 is one of the most underrated powders for 6.5CM with 140 class bullets. If you google 6.5 Creedmoor “Carolina load”, you’ll find tons of positive experiences.

If you really want to see the 143 ELD-X zing, get some RL26. A compressed load will safely get you 2900 fps+.
 

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H4831 is one of the most underrated powders for 6.5CM with 140 class bullets. If you google 6.5 Creedmoor “Carolina load”, you’ll find tons of positive experiences.

If you really want to see the 143 ELD-X zing, get some RL26. A compressed load will safely get you 2900 fps+.
This.

H4831 & SC, are exceptional 6.5 powders.
 

crittrgittr

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H4831 is one of the most underrated powders for 6.5CM with 140 class bullets. If you google 6.5 Creedmoor “Carolina load”, you’ll find tons of positive experiences.

If you really want to see the 143 ELD-X zing, get some RL26. A compressed load will safely get you 2900 fps+.
I looked it up. Sounds like 44.3 should work. Thank you.
 

Beardeddeer91

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Has anyone had success with with this powder? I am planning to use the Hornady 143gr Eld-x. With the powder shortage this is my best option.
I used it in a Tikka T3x 6.5 CM (1-8” and 24” barrel). I ended up on 47.5 gr pushing a Berger 140 HVLD in Nosler brass, which is one absolutely full case. Shot great though at that charge and was at ~2735 FPS with an ES ~10. However, all the crunching every time I seated a bullet reminded me of my crunchy, hippie roommate in college...not a fan.
 

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