6.5x55mm 140 gr Sierra Gameking - got a load?


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Bear2000
November 10, 2008, 11:33 PM
Would anyone like to share their favorite load for a 6.5x55mm 140 gr Sierra Gameking? I have RL 19 & 22, H4831, Varget, VV N160 and N540 to work with.

I was planning on 47 gr of RL22, which does pretty well with the Sierra Matchking 140 and 142.

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USSR
November 11, 2008, 08:43 AM
Bear2000,

I have used RL22 and VV N160 with 139-142gr bullets in my 6.5x55 for 1,000 yard competition. If you have a modern commercial rifle (not a M94 or M96 Swedish Mauser), then start 1.5 grains below the following and work up, looking for pressure signs:

Case - Lapua
Primer - Russian KVB-7
48.0gr RL22

Case - Lapua
Primer - Russian KVB-7
47.0gr VV N160

Don

Bear2000
November 11, 2008, 11:34 PM
Thanks. I don't have Lapua brass or Russian primers, but will try 47gr of RL22 under the 140 Gameking in Winchester brass with a CCI BR primer.

cracked butt
November 12, 2008, 12:48 AM
The loads for SMKs and SGKs of the same weight are interchangeable and should have the same poi.

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