Velocity from 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. dennisinaz

    dennisinaz Well-Known Member

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    I have played with 4 or 5 Creedmoors using factory ammo. The velocity with 143 ELD-X loads from Hornady has been 2550-2650 depending on the rifle. I ran into a guy hunting with a Ruger American who claimed 3100 fps with 140 Bergers.

    What velocities are you guys typically getting with this caliber. I find it hard to believe the the factory stuff comes up 500 fps short.
     
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  2. 19 Badger

    19 Badger Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 6.5 CM`s, one is a tikka 24" that I shoot 2750 fps (140 eld-m) the other is a 26" Savage thatshoots Ruger American Gunner 140 bthp`s at 2720. I call BS on a Ruger American with a shorter barrel going 3100 fps. However, I easily broke 2900 fps with RL 26 and 140 eldms in the Savage. RL 26 is a velocity monster in this cartridge.... H4350 shoots better for me tho. I would ask him if he even owns a chronograph....
     
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  3. venatic

    venatic Well-Known Member

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    Yep I would have to see 3100 with 140g.....
    he was confused
     
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  4. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

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    Lol I bet it does...

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  5. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I've exceeded 3000 fps with 140s but with a 26in barrel and rl-26. I dont know what he was smoking but it must have been some really good stuff
     
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  6. Pmacc60

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    I believe the Ruger American guy was getting 3100 FPS from his 22 inch barrel. It’s the powder/bullet combo that is key. His loading uses fairy dust and can only be purchased at Star-trek Conventions and Grateful Dead concerts. The rest of us however need to live with more pedestrian velocity in our 6.5 CM’s.
     
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  7. Pmacc60

    Pmacc60 Well-Known Member

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    DP
     
  8. Dmagna

    Dmagna Well-Known Member

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    I hit 3100 out of a 28” barrel and 49 gr of re26. My normal load is 48 grains, it’s at 3050.
     
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  9. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My 26" Browning will get 2,860 with the 140 Berger when using 47.0gr RE26. I haven't loaded any heavier charges but there is still some room for growth.

    However, I doubt that I could (safely) exceed 3,000 ft/sec in my rifle.
     
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  10. Jon Tucker

    Jon Tucker Member LRH Team Member

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    Consistently getting 2800 FPS with 140 Sierra HPBT using RL17, Tikka 24" barrel suppressed (Sandman S)
     
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  11. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Here's one that's hard to believe. 45.0 grs. Superformance and a 143 eldx in 3 rifles . All 5 shot average .
    TC Compass 22.0 in. barrel 2839 fps
    Tikka T3 Lite 24.5 in. barrel 2842 fps
    TC Encore 28.0 in. barrel 2879 fps
    Tells me you don't need more than a 22 in. barrel to burn a 6.5 Creed bullet down the barrel.
    I haven't tested in a Weatherby Vangaurd with 24.0 barrel yet that I just won but I'm sure will be the same. Won the TC Compass also :)
    I tested Hornady match 140 eld and Win. Match 140 bthp in the Tikka and Compass. Both in 2600's.
    Tikka with eld ave.2642 with Win. 2631.
    Sig 140 Match 2578.
    Win. Match more accurate .
    I posted on here awhile ago the velocities with one shot from 14 different factory loads out of the Tikka.
    Was kind of interesting .
    If you want it again I'll post it.
     
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  12. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Dudes and their monster velocities out of cartridges not designed for that...

    I get pretty close to book speeds off Hodgdon reloading site. No surprise there. A dude says his Toyota Camry does 7 seconds in the quarter mile... I say "that's nice". I'm not say'in this guys gun doesn't sling 'em that fast. I'm say'in my gun never will, not do I want it to. If I wanted my 6.5/140's to fly @ 3100, I'd chamber it in a cartridge that does it without breathing heavy.
     
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    gpo1956 Well-Known Member

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    I got 2840 with the ELDX 143 with my 26" Browning Long Range Stalker. Very suprised by that.
     
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  14. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he was mistaken and had a 6.5 300? :)
     
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