Velocity from 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. duckhunter175

    duckhunter175 Well-Known Member

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    Velocity absolutely matters-- as long as you find an accuracy node at that higher velocity.

    For a cartridge like the 6.5cm a 150fps increase in velocity over factory loadings can increase my effective range on deer sized game by 150-200 yards (ft/lbs delivered and velocity for expansion).

    And it doesn't cause a significant increase in felt recoil or muzzle blast.
     
  2. ShipAhoy

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    Factory barrel. 24" if I remember correctly. My best 5 shot group at 1,000 was 6.67 inches.

     
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  3. DT400

    DT400 Well-Known Member

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    I am still working on a recipe but I am getting 2816 out of a Savage 11 LRH with a 26" tube with 143 ELD-X and 42.1gr of H-4350.
    SInce it has a 2" factory brake on it the barrel is more like 24"
    Initial results are It is super accurate but the ES is too big.
    I was wondering if I was too fast as I do want the barrel to last so I am glad to see others in the same neighborhood

    Darrell
     
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  4. bubbaonpc

    bubbaonpc Active Member

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    I shoot my 6.5 Creed Ruger Predator with ReDumbo and the 143's and average 3153 with an SD of 8. I have it on video for you non-believers..but my pet Sasquatch hid the tape in the year 2055 using his time machine...after a fit of rage because I asked him to stop wearing my wife's hats. Sometimes...Pet Bigfeet are just too sensitive...and now I have to wait 36 years to post video proof...yeah, think I'll have to call BS on 3150. I didn't like my brass at 2800 ....but who knows
     
  5. TBell

    TBell Well-Known Member

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    Like a Weatherby 6.5-300 mag
     
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  6. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    This was my recent test with reloder 26 and 143eldx. 49gr had slight ejector, and swipe on the case head. 48.5 had very faint ejector. Stock 26" barrel Savage 12.
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  7. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    2880fps 47.1gr RL26 142gr LRAB 22" barrel @95 degrees, @60 2865.
     
  8. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm getting 2814 with 140 ELD-M's out of a 26" factory Savage 12 LRP barrel
     
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  9. dennisinaz

    dennisinaz Well-Known Member

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    OK, velocities are all over the chart but sounds like 2800 is a likely stopping point for a short RAR barrel.
    I just loaded R26 in my 6.5-284 for the first time. I think I stopped at 54 grains. Groups were great. Didn't have the LabRadar set up so I will have to do that next range session.
     
  10. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    "Dude, I am totally getting 3100 from a 143 in my 22" 6.5CM..."
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  11. palerider3

    palerider3 Well-Known Member

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    My 20" proof is 2610 with factory 143s and 2820 with RL26. My 30 1/2" Bartlien PRS gun is 2840 with factory 140eldm and 3010 with RL26.
     
  12. rtsj

    rtsj Well-Known Member

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    My Tikka T3x with 48gr RL 26 and 139 Scenar avg of 2870. Drops confirmed only out to 600 though. Have about 200 Scenars down the barrel and it is amazingly consistent. Glad I got 9 more # of RL26.

    Roy
     
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  13. Zen Archery

    Zen Archery Well-Known Member

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    Does he have a 40” barrel.
     
  14. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    2720 with factory Berger 135 classic hunter ammo out of a 20” Bartlein, suppressed. Barrel only has 25 rounds on it so should speed up in another 100 rounds.
     
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