Necking 6.5 to 6mm

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Xs24-7, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Xs24-7

    Xs24-7 Member

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    im loading for a Browning HC LR in 6mm Creedmoor. I am using starline 6.5 brass, sized down. I’m struggling to get a decent group with this rifle, frequently 3 in less than 1.5” at 200 yards, but the other 2 shots will open groups up to 3+”.
    Is it possible that my brass is an issue?
     
  2. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    What's the reason for necking-down 6.5 brass, may I ask?
     
  3. Xs24-7

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    I had some availible. I can order some 6mm brass in if it’s an issue, but everything measures fine on the resized brass from what I can measure.
     
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  4. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I would suspect the bullet.

    Have you tried some Federal Gold Metal Match with the Berger 105 gr Hybrid to see if that works? Maybe you have a bedding or scope problem.
     
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  5. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't, be an issue. What dies are you using?
     
  6. jasonco

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    Right. Was taking that as an assumption.
     
  7. Xs24-7

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    I have tried 103 ELD x and 105 RDF. Neither is shooting well. The scope is a new Nikon Black 4-16. The rifle is factory bedded. This is my first Browning, I’ve had a ton of Tikkas in the past, and maybe I’m spoiled....I’ve never had to work this hard to shoot a group.
     
  8. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Try some box ammunition, match if possible and see what that yields?