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  1. LBEdgin

    LBEdgin Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any information on loads for 6.5 06 with RL 23? Having a very hard time finding information.
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Check for .280Rem, .270 Win, and .25-06Rem info and go in that range.
     
  3. Frog4aday

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    Nothing on the Alliant page for that cartridge :(
    Hopefully someone chimes in with some first hand experience with Reloder 23 in 6.5-06. Failing that, LancetKenyon is on the right track if you have to start 'from scratch'.
     
  4. LBEdgin

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    Thank you guys. This is a great help. Your right I got no help on my phone calls.
    Thanks again.
     
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  5. Caveman0101

    Caveman0101 Well-Known Member

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    Use a starting load for a 30-06 with RL 23 if you can't find one search for reloader nest archives.
     
  6. LBEdgin

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    Thanks again for all the information. What a great help from you guys!
     
  7. Frog4aday

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    Here is the .25-06 Remington Data:
    upload_2019-6-12_23-7-43.png

    And here is the .270 Win data:
    upload_2019-6-12_23-10-53.png
    That puts your load data for the 6.5-06 somewhere between 48 grains to 57 grains, depending on bullet weight. Realistically you won't GET to 57 grains as the .270 has a larger bore making the pressure lower with that powder charge. I'm guessing you'll end up around 53grains for a 140grain'ish load, but someone with QUICK-LOAD could pin it down more precisely.

    That still feels pretty 'vague' to me, so the next thing to do would be to find reloading data for the 6.5-06 with powders that are similar in burn rate to RELODER 23. Here is a burn rate chart. Sadly, Reloder 23 isn't specifically listed, but Reloder 22 and Reloder 25 are shown, so we can 'guesstimate' where Reloder 23 would sit in there.
    upload_2019-6-12_23-27-14.png
    So it looks like a comparable powder would be VihtaVouri N165 and IMR 7828.
    Finding reload data for IMR 7828 in 6.5-06 is easy here: https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
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    So it looks like you'd be safe starting at 45 grains with a 143 grain Hornady ELD-X and working from there, depending on the velocity you get.

    I tried to find reload data for VihtaVouri N165 as it was also about the same burn rate as Reloder 23, but they didn't show the 6.5-06 in their data.

    You didn't say what bullet weight you were working with so I'm just "assuming" a popular 'heavy' bullet for the caliber (143gr in 6.5-06). If you go to a lighter bullet, well, then this doesn't really apply and I'm out of ideas for you.
     
  8. LBEdgin

    LBEdgin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a bunch!!!
     
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  9. Rhett Crider

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    What bullet and what's your AOL? RL-16 may be better depending.
     
  10. LBEdgin

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    I would love to work up a load for Nolser 129gr LR Accubonds and 140gr regular accubonds. I have a good load for Hornday 143gr ELDX already.

    And thank you very much David Kelley
     
  11. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Need your AOL. 3.340 or ?? Also barrel length w/o muzzle brake if your running one.
     
  12. LBEdgin

    LBEdgin Well-Known Member

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    Aol is 3.340
     
  13. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Barrel 24 or 26". I try to hit the node.
     
  14. LBEdgin

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    24" Douglas barrel kinda new about 70rd down it.