Trigger magazine: 25 creedmoor - ultimate hybrid or ballistic bastard?

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  1. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Will you be releasing any 6.5mm Black Jack's? Would love to see your design on a 150+ class projectile.
     
  2. 257BJ

    257BJ New Member

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    Not in the near future, we are going to focus on getting .257's back to the mainstream market by making them outperform the 6.5's. The 6.5 market already has a good selection of bullets, not that they can't be improved but it will be less of an improvement than that of what we can do with the .257's. The 131's fly great and pack a punch when they get to their destination. We are very happy with the direction we are headed but by no means complacent!
     
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  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    What do you figure, barrel life to be? I'm thinkin' mid 3000's - low 4000's?!
     
  4. 257BJ

    257BJ New Member

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    that's a very subjective, bbl life will be more than a 6mm Creed and most likely less than a 6.5 Creed. But closer to the 6.5 than the 6 mathematically.
     
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  5. graywolf

    graywolf Well-Known Member

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    What .330 G7 bullet are you talking about?
    Edit- never mind, went to the other thread . Thanks mtrifleman for posting the URL.
     
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  6. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    @Blackjack Bullets: I'm seeing a wide range of bushing dies for 25 Creedmoor and it's .290 chamber neck. Now that I have a barrel in the works, what's best for what brass? I have .286", .287" on the way and a .284" ready to order for Peterson, Hornady and Starline 6.5 brass. Did my math and waiting for the bushings, to get this project rollin'!
     
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  7. 257 Blackjack

    257 Blackjack Well-Known Member

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    0.282-0.283 is the best starting bushings for lapua. There will be headstamped 25 Creedmoor brass hitting the market very soon!
     
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  8. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I don't have any Lapua, when Peterson and Starline give great performance and longevity, at a better price.
    Who'll be the brass manufacture, if you can give that information, that is, at this time?
     
  9. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Do not overlook Alpha brass! My 6mm CM brass is ---- near perfect.
     
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  10. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    just saw the facebook page, looks like the first premium 25 creedmoor brass is coming from ALPHA. wish it would have gotten here sooner. I'll have to keep it in mind when the 500 starline I have kick the bucket
     
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  11. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Can you return them?? Real question.
     
  12. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    unlikely, I'm 200rds in with 300 already sized and primed ready to load. So far so good, the starline SRP with CCI450's is able to give me 2950fps and single digit ES/SD at 43.2gr of H4350. I can live with that. I do believe the starline has slightly less capacity than the alpha or lapua, leading to higher pressure with less powder. The starline is probably keeping me from hitting the 3050fps node, but it's my go to comp rifle, and I don't want to smoke the barrel right away.
     
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  13. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Just gonna go with Redding Type S 6.5 Creedmoor die, with .282, .283, .284 bushings, to get me started, til there's a FL die available.
     
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  14. Earnhardt

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    Barrel length?
    Thanks