What powder for 6.5 PRC with 20'' barrel?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by HeathGT, Jul 27, 2019.


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  1. HeathGT

    HeathGT Member LRH Team Member

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    Just purchased a 6.5 PRC with a 20'' proof 1-7 barrel. It was previously owned and had been shot using h4350, everything I've read is recommending a slower powder. My question is should I stick with the faster powder to achieve the best velocities out of the short barrel? Hopefully someone has experience or a similar set up.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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    You are reinventing the 6.5 Remington Magnums in a model 600.

    Good luck

    Jerry
     
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  3. CLP

    CLP Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5 PRC with a 20-inch barrel and I'm getting my best velocities with Retumbo and H1000. I'm getting right at 2900 with ELD X and 2850 with 140 Bergers (can run each a little faster but accuracy are best at those figures).
     
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