New 6.5x55

battlestick

Active Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
38
Location
Texas
Just got her back last week. :)
6.5x55 on R700 LA
22" Bartlein 5R 1 in 8.5 twist
Bell and Carlson Stock
Burris XTR rings
EGW 20 MOA Base
Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 (PST is my next upgrade.)

Still in load development, but so far she promises to be a shooter.

 

battlestick

Active Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
38
Location
Texas
My wife got me the B&C last year for XMAS.. I want to say it was in the $250 neighborhood delivered?

---ETA: The B&C is well worth the money. I will put one on my sons build as well. ---

Here are some groups so far. I have some more that I need to post as well that took the charges up to 50 gr of 4831. Still no pressure signs, but there is no more room and I am .015 off the lands so I can't go out much farther.







 
Last edited:

acloco

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2006
Messages
503
Location
Nebraska
My favorite caliber!!!

VERY nice build. Those long bullets in that case, make for a fine shooter from short to going long. Congrats!!!!
 

wbm

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2008
Messages
774
Location
New Mexico
Love that rifle! Glad you put it on a long action. Built and shot a lot of Swedes. I used RL22, H4831,H4350, and a few other powders but after Reloader 17 came out I gave it a try with 140g bullets. It performed very well in both modern chambers and a stock M96 born in 1910. If you try some, the load data put out by Alliant is very conservative. Preliminary test results with Reloader 17 -updated 11/17
 

battlestick

Active Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
38
Location
Texas
Love that rifle! Glad you put it on a long action. Built and shot a lot of Swedes. I used RL22, H4831,H4350, and a few other powders but after Reloader 17 came out I gave it a try with 140g bullets. It performed very well in both modern chambers and a stock M96 born in 1910. If you try some, the load data put out by Alliant is very conservative. Preliminary test results with Reloader 17 -updated 11/17

The main thing I don't like about Reliant powders is the temp sensitivity. Have you done any testing with the same load in summer and winter?
 

battlestick

Active Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
38
Location
Texas
I ended up with 48.1 grains of H4831. I still have not done any more tests with RL22. Main reason is the temp sensitivity.
 

Trending threads

Recent Posts

Top