Help with a 6.5 RSAUM

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DuggaBoye, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. DuggaBoye

    DuggaBoye Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I was hoping to develop a good longrange hunting load.(130 (SC-II, or 130ACB, 140 Berger VLD, 120 TTSX etc)

    The most accurate load thus far has been the

    Barnes TTSX 120gr boattail (2.24 ogive seating) (2,79 COL)
    Hodgdon H-1000, 62.5gr
    CCI BR-2 primer,
    REM case trim 2,030, flash uniformed, neck turned
    Avg fps 3150 3 shot group .540

    (I was Hoping for faster)

    Powders thus far have been Re-22, 4831SC, 4350, H-1000)

    I am considering RE-25 and Ramshot Magnum, US869

    I would appreciate any words of wisdom on projectile and powder choices

  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Mine was a 6.5-300 wsm and I had very good luck with the 130 swift scirroco for a hunting bullet with high bc. H-414 powder worked best in mine. I was shooting it near 3300 fps. Nothing wrong with the Barnes. The tsx and ttsx are as accurate as anything out there.