Sig cross in 6.5 creedmoor

chutinlead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2020
Messages
166
Location
Wyoming
Well I think this rifle is starting to settle down. I knew I was in for some frustration trying to use superformance, which has a track record of being finicky, and some 142gr Nosler ABLR, but it's what I've got. I'm 105rds thru this barrel now and the action has slicked up some and the barrel is easy to clean. Mine handles pressure very well and seems to shoot tighter the higher I go. Switched from Winchester primers to CCI and the fliers went away. I wanted to give superformance a go since, if you can find a load, it will be easily 100-200fps faster than anything else and with a short barrel that helps. I shot a few with my suppressor off and lost about 30fps.
PXL_20210922_010351296.jpg
 

Hecouldgoalltheway

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2020
Messages
1,117
Location
Tennessee
Mine seems to shoot heavy bullets better than the light stuff. I'm going to try some 147 eld-m bullets and see how it does with them. I've got several hundred of them, so I hope it likes them. I've killed a handful of deer with that bullet from both the creedmoor and prc, and it is lethal. I'll be taking my cross to the mountains the weekend after next to chase black bears. I'm excited about folding it up and strapping it to my pack for the big climbs.
 

chutinlead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2020
Messages
166
Location
Wyoming
Mine seems to shoot heavy bullets better than the light stuff. I'm going to try some 147 eld-m bullets and see how it does with them. I've got several hundred of them, so I hope it likes them. I've killed a handful of deer with that bullet from both the creedmoor and prc, and it is lethal. I'll be taking my cross to the mountains the weekend after next to chase black bears. I'm excited about folding it up and strapping it to my pack for the big climbs.
Yeah it sure is compact. I'm going to push mine faster with the superformance and might even try a magnum primer. Also from what I've read, superformance like to be at 100% case fill as most ball powders do.
 

chutinlead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2020
Messages
166
Location
Wyoming
The 142 ABLR will shoot very well. It may take a little time.
Yeah I figured they would be a perfect match since this shorter barrel will run slower than a 24" and would take advantage of the lower minimum expansion velocity on a longer poke.

That said I think I found at least one load to work with.
 

hunter67wa

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2010
Messages
1,825
Location
Wyoming
We shoot them in 22" CM and 24" Swede and 21.5" Swede improved and they do are great job other than 10 yards. lol
 

cb4128

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2014
Messages
1,193
Update, cleaned the barrel and shot my 130gr berger load again at 100 yards. Not sure if the top one was a flyer, but I can't shoot this little gun much better than that!

Very happy with how it's shooting and hopefully will be able to knock some critters down with it soon.

For anyone that's interested, this is 20 thousands off the lands with 40 rounds down the barrel.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_7699.jpg
    IMG_7699.jpg
    28.8 KB · Views: 6

shooterpunk2

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2008
Messages
183
I just took mine out and shot three different loads. I’m using 140 Barnes match burners (literally I could find at the time) but it shot really well with H4350 with 42.5gr. 0.73” 5-shot group. It grouped better the more powder I used. I’m going to load some more with higher powder charges.
 

Attachments

  • 570F5C53-933C-421B-AA03-97056A822F3B.jpeg
    570F5C53-933C-421B-AA03-97056A822F3B.jpeg
    2.9 MB · Views: 5

Recent Posts

Top