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well no love with the varget either i think i will just stick with the 143HH in this rifle it shoots great at 2958 i will try the rest of the AH in a 280 AI soon
I want to get the 131gr Hunters for my 7mm-08, have you tried them? Or just the 143gr Hunters?

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yes I have tried them in a standard 7-08 of my sons they shot very well he is using varget with them I do not recall velocity
 

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59.5 put me at 3511 60 was stiff bolt lift
I am thinking that may be as high as it gets. How are you doing on your case capacity. Since you found pressure there you might try a bit slower powder that you can get good density. Something like superformance or Ramshot Hunter.
 

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I am thinking that may be as high as it gets. How are you doing on your case capacity. Since you found pressure there you might try a bit slower powder that you can get good density. Something like superformance or Ramshot Hunter.
we got 3537 avg. with 62.5 rl-23 good group gonna play with seating a little more and try a different primer to try and tighten it a little more
 

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Update to my previous post.

280 Ackley with 155 AH @ 3.43”, CCI 250, new Peterson brass and H100V. 28” 8 twist Brux
54.5 - 2908 FPS
55 - 2939
55.5 - 2970
56 - 2987
56.5 - 3026
57 - 3053
57.5 - 3084
58 - 3118
58.5 - 3146
59 - 3150
59.5 -3176 ejector mark
Going to shoot some groups now.

300 RUM with 178 AH @ 3.67”, Fed 215, new ADG brass and RL 26. 26” 10 twist Lilja
90 - 3241 FPS
90.5 - 3293
91 - 3336
91.5 - 3327
92 - 3363
92.5 - 3376
93 - 3406
93.5 - 3381
94 - 3449
94.5 - 3444 ejector mark
95 - 3470 heavy bolt lift and ejector mark

Shot the last four at 200. Don’t have enough twist to fully stabilize. Abandoning this project.
 

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6.5 Creedmoor - 123 AH, 1:7 26” MGM, 2X Norma, coal 2.8705”, Fed 210M, Reloder 16
43.0: 2,903
43.5: 2,970
44.0: 3,005
44.5: 3,041 (compressed)

Accuracy, ES and SD we’re outstanding. i’m getting 2,977 with 43.5 RL16 and 130 Berger AR hybrid so grain for grain, I’m not getting any velocity increase with the lighter 123 AH. I will be shooting the above loads with a crimp to see if there is a difference.
 

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6.5 Creedmoor - 123 AH, 1:7 26” MGM, 2X Norma, coal 2.8705”, Fed 210M, Reloder 16
43.0: 2,903
43.5: 2,970
44.0: 3,005
44.5: 3,041 (compressed)

Accuracy, ES and SD we’re outstanding. i’m getting 2,977 with 43.5 RL16 and 130 Berger AR hybrid so grain for grain, I’m not getting any velocity increase with the lighter 123 AH. I will be shooting the above loads with a crimp to see if there is a difference.
I just stuffed 45gr of R16 into lapua brass just to see what if get. I'm getting the same as you with the 130 ar hybrids. I guess I might as well pull it now. Thanks! Waiting on some shooters world precision to test.
 

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6.5 Creedmoor - 123 AH, 1:7 26” MGM, 2X Norma, coal 2.8705”, Fed 210M, Reloder 16
43.0: 2,903
43.5: 2,970
44.0: 3,005
44.5: 3,041 (compressed)

Accuracy, ES and SD we’re outstanding. i’m getting 2,977 with 43.5 RL16 and 130 Berger AR hybrid so grain for grain, I’m not getting any velocity increase with the lighter 123 AH. I will be shooting the above loads with a crimp to see if there is a difference.
I’m wondering if a faster powder is needed. I’m getting 3033 fps with an ES of 4 with the 124 gr HH and RL16, so no reason to switch to the 123 AH.
Maybe RL15 or 8208XBR may get it up over 3100 fps.
 

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I just stuffed 45gr of R16 into lapua brass just to see what if get. I'm getting the same as you with the 130 ar hybrids. I guess I might as well pull it now. Thanks! Waiting on some shooters world precision to test.
Accuracy has been excellent an on par with the Berger, so absent a significant velocity boost, I cannot justify paying $0.60 more per bullet. Thst said, I‘m not throwing in the towel. I will be running the AR hybrid p and the AH side by side with Superformance this afternoon.
 

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Accuracy has been excellent an on par with the Berger, so absent a significant velocity boost, I cannot justify paying $0.60 more per bullet. Thst said, I‘m not throwing in the towel. I will be running the AR hybrid p and the AH side by side with Superformance this afternoon.
I'm with Doug Duey, I think you need a faster powder 8208XBR is good stuff
 

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If you notice, people with larger capacity cases such as 280 AI are needing to go to a faster powder such as H4350 or RL16 to get the higher velocities. The 6.5 creedmoor normally gets fed H4350 or RL16 for regular cup and core bullets of equal weight so you are going to have to try powders like Varget or IMR 8208XBR to see if the velocity is there in the creedmoor.
 

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