Need help W/starting load data for 6.5 SAUM-156 Bergers and H1000 please

PatriotHenry

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Hello Fellow LRH members,

I just picked up my 6.5 SAUM/GAP 4S rifle and need help with a starting load:

My Components are : ADG brass, GM215M, or GM210M, or CCI BR2, 156 Bergers, and H1000. I also have Retumbo, N568, and N570. But thinking H1000 is my best choice.

Thank you very much!

PH
 

Shane Lindsey

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I ended with 60.5gr N570 with 156 Bergers and ADG cases.

Reduce to 58.5 and you should be able to work up from there.
 

Shane Lindsey

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Velocity was 2951 FPS from a 23inch barrel.

Says temp stable on the bottle, but I haven't tested it. Here in VA, not quite as important as our ranges just don't need much more than a muzzle loader 🤣
 

FEENIX

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Hello Fellow LRH members,

I just picked up my 6.5 SAUM/GAP 4S rifle and need help with a starting load:

My Components are : ADG brass, GM215M, or GM210M, or CCI BR2, 156 Bergers, and H1000. I also have Retumbo, N568, and N570. But thinking H1000 is my best choice.

Thank you very much!

PH
Call Berger tech support.
 

dhbikerczar

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Are you near pokey? I haven’t run anything heavier than 143 eld-x in my 6.5 SAUM, but the 143 can be a real tack driver. I’ll follow along to see how this goes.
 

Okanogan

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You should be fine with H1000 and 215s just remember that as your barrel breaks in it will likely speed up. I had mine up over 60 grains when I first started but had to back down about 2 grains as it broke in. Things settled down after about 150 rounds but the break in of barrel and brass are a good reason not to load up a lot in advance. Also 156s are not too easy to come by currently so unless you have a lot, you may want to consider using something else for break-in shooting.

Hope you like your 6.5 SAUM as much as I've enjoyed mine.
 
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