What Bullet For 6.5 Creedmore ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Zep, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Need some advice for a bullet for a 6.5 Creedmore. Heavy Lilja 26 inch barrel. 1-8 twist. Would like to punch paper and hit metal targets 300 - 600 yards for now.

    Have Varget and H4350 available.

    Many thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    140 a-max. I shoot ragged holes with these out of my Creedmoor on top of superformance. My dad has same results with H4350 out of his Creedmoor. Not as high of a B.C. as the bergers but we have really good luck with them.
     
  3. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    The Hornady 140gr A-max or even their 140gr BThp is the most economical. And it shots well. For 300-600 yards, maybe the 130gr Berger or even the 123gr A-max. If the Hornady shoot well, and probably will, they are the most economical.

    Many use H4350, works good. I use Ramshot Hunter with magnum primers. And RL17 has shown promise with some as well.

    Have fun.
     
  4. justinc68

    justinc68 Well-Known Member

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    Ive been shooting 140 grain berger VLDs with alot of sucess. Was able to hit a can of spray paint at 700. and great groupings at 1000.

    also lately bought a box of 100 grain V-max's for groundhogs. they shoot really really well!

    I also just got 2 boxs of the berger 140 grain hybrids that i will load up this spring.
     
  5. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    They don't have the following of the bergers or sierras but I've had good luck with noslers 140 grain custom competition. Might be worth a shot
     
  6. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The custom competitions shoot awesome in my rifle. This is a 4 shot group at 300 yards using the CC, the 4th shot I flinched bad when the guy on the bench next to me fired right before I did.

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  7. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    That's hard to argue with. I haven't stretched their legs yet but they're showing promise during development. Sometimes I wish I had gone with the creedmoor instead of the 6.5x284
     
  8. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently having great luck with the 139gr Lapua Scenar bullets on top of H4350......previously I shot the 140 A-max bullets, about 3,500 of them last year but my more recent lots have been giving me un-explained flyers. I chalk it up to quality control.....I've not had issue with the Lapua bullets. They are available in 1000 rd boxes to boot.