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Hard rock

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I have recently tried the 125 bd2 seated 25k off, H1000 with 210M in my 26" PRC. Ran up to 58.4gr 3200fps w/ no apparent pressure signs. My chamber has been reamed out to eliminate the clicker issue. Accuracy has been quite poor thus far, the only charge that showed any promise was 58.1 with 2 shots at 3/4" at 100y. Perhaps my seating depth is off, but I usually have better luck than this.
I've worked some loads up with the 124 gr and 123 gr hammers in my 6.5 prc 26 in proof Curtis Axiom action WTO switch lug 3300 fps and 3454 fps with N165 cci250 primers you might take a look at the hammers the are a game changer I'm shooting for 3500 fps for the 123 gr absolutes when I get time and it cools down here in Texas didn't mean too high jack the post
 

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I have recently tried the 125 bd2 seated 25k off, H1000 with 210M in my 26" PRC. Ran up to 58.4gr 3200fps w/ no apparent pressure signs. My chamber has been reamed out to eliminate the clicker issue. Accuracy has been quite poor thus far, the only charge that showed any promise was 58.1 with 2 shots at 3/4" at 100y. Perhaps my seating depth is off, but I usually have better luck than this.
My chamber is a WTO match chamber, the freebore is shorter than saami spec, not 100% sure on the freebore. Think it’s around .130-140” instead of the .188”.
 

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My chamber is a WTO match chamber, the freebore is shorter than saami spec, not 100% sure on the freebore. Think it’s around .130-140” instead of the .188”.
My freebore is around 230k, had it throated for the heaviest bergers, heavy eld, 150smk, 145 match burners. The bearing on the 125 bd2 is very long surprisingly.
 

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My freebore is around 230k, had it throated for the heaviest bergers, heavy eld, 150smk, 145 match burners. The bearing on the 125 bd2 is very long surprisingly.
Mines built on a SA Bighorn, most all bullets will fit a short action that way.
 

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I have recently tried the 125 bd2 seated 25k off, H1000 with 210M in my 26" PRC. Ran up to 58.4gr 3200fps w/ no apparent pressure signs. My chamber has been reamed out to eliminate the clicker issue. Accuracy has been quite poor thus far, the only charge that showed any promise was 58.1 with 2 shots at 3/4" at 100y. Perhaps my seating depth is off, but I usually have better luck than this.
Any more to say on the BD-2's in your PRC? My son tried them in his and couldn't get them to take either. Seem more finicky to load - depending on the rifle.
 

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Any more to say on the BD-2's in your PRC? My son tried them in his and couldn't get them to take either. Seem more finicky to load - depending on the rifle.
My range was shut down due to fire risk 3 weeks ago unfortunately. Everything has been put on the back burner. F'n DNRC said if we got rain they'd re-open, 1.5 inches later, still closed.
 

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I have recently tried the 125 bd2 seated 25k off, H1000 with 210M in my 26" PRC. Ran up to 58.4gr 3200fps w/ no apparent pressure signs. My chamber has been reamed out to eliminate the clicker issue. Accuracy has been quite poor thus far, the only charge that showed any promise was 58.1 with 2 shots at 3/4" at 100y. Perhaps my seating depth is off, but I usually have better luck than this.
Did you use the AW2 reamer?
 

jgs8163

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No I used Dallas Lane's reamer. Do believe his reamers are of same dimension of the Wheeler improvised chambers. My 7-300prc was given same treatment, and it performs very well for what it is.
Forgive me if you mentioned in a earlier post but what resize dies are you using?
 

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I just ordered a custom die for my 6.5prc…..called Hornady with my dimensions (virgin Gunwerks brass-.529”, fired brass-.5335” and forester fl die sized brass-.5320”) having Ben do a .528” for me. In my reloading process I fl resize twice so I’ll do the forester first and Hornady second once I get it. Idk if this will solve my clicker issue but if I didn’t have a custom freebore(which I called to confirm a .127” freebore is what I have) I would do the AW2 reamer but I don’t want to have to rework proven loads with several bullets….. next barrel will be a AW2 chamber.
 

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FYI in Cody's testing with the SBD2 they didn't like to be anywhere near the lands , this was 7mm and .338 I think.
 

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