RL26 and 6.5 Creedmoor

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 338 bruce, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    Went shooting this morning to test a new bullet and powder combo, 6.5 creedmoor 147 eld , started at 46.0 grains 2850 fps and worked up to 50.0 grains 3060 fps, col 2.80", 49.0 was the best load 3005 fps, Savage model 10 predator max1 1-8" twist 24" barrel. 6.jpg
     
  2. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    :eek:
     
  3. Rhovee

    Rhovee Well-Known Member

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    Are you covering shots 4 and 5 up with the dime!?! Haha
     
  4. my muzzle flash

    my muzzle flash New Member

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    nice I gotta try that powder that's great velocity I use 140 bergers mostly but wanna give the 147s a try I finally broke under an inch at 556 yds with my savage stealth just 3 shots got .907 inch cant do that most days because of wind more in the 2 inch zonebut I run 41 grs of 4350 its not hot but shoots real good.
     
  5. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    I normally don't have the patience to shoot groups, I was just lucky today.
     
  6. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Geez that's smoking. I got 3014 with the 140 eld
     
  7. lacajun

    lacajun Well-Known Member

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    NICE !! I will be acquiring some of that powder
     
  8. DocDoc

    DocDoc Well-Known Member

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    And the pressure was? That is good speed from a 6.5x284, so a CM must be flirting with 70kpsi. RL-26 is great stuff, but the laws of physics still apply. I wonder what quickload would say?
     
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  9. Tpb10505

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    That's what I was thinking!
     
  10. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    Quick load has the pressure around 61,000 psi
     
  11. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    R26 is made of unicorn horns and hooves. It's magic in every cartridge I've tried it in.
     
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  12. djfriesen

    djfriesen Active Member

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    So then physics DOESN'T apply
     
  13. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    There was a time when black powder was king and the world was flat.
     
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  14. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    My Wife's 22" RAP gets 2,850 with 47.3 gr & 140 Nosler Partition.
    Also, she took a 400# Spike Elk with that load last Friday
     
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