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6.5x55 Swede Match Load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Wildalaska, Aug 26, 2004.

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  1. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

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    Heres mine....fired out of an M41B swedish sniper

    Lapua brass, trimmed to to 2.155
    Federal 210M Primer hand seated
    43.8 grains of RL22
    140 Sierra MK, seated to 3.070 +/-.002

    Velocity averages @70 degrees( 50 shots), 2576 fps.... high 2646, low 2478 so a 50 shot extreme spread of 168...

    Average group size was .9...

    Gonna be firing another set in a week or so.....


    WildjaAlaska
     
  2. only1asterisk

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    Looks good (I assume 100 yard groups),

    I might try a faster powder to try and lower the spread. My 6.5-08 always shot almost as well at 200 as 100, so maybe try it at longer range.
    Also, I'd load some with regular primers to see if it made a difference.

    David
     
  3. Wildalaska

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    I think the spread is a combo of me and technique....when I run the next 50 I am gonna note a little better where in the strings these anomolies are...they could be a combo of a hot dirty barrel, little higher powder charge and/or neck tension...this last report was for my 4th reloading of the cases, I have annealed and am gonna see how that effects..

    If I toss oout the low one, and the two highest (out of the 50 rounds), my spread drops to like 74

    WildneedanelectronicscalemeasureAlaska
     
  4. atek3

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    twist too slow for 142 gr. smks? why the 140's?

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  5. Wildalaska

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    Trying to duplicate the swedish mil spec load which used 139ers....

    I just gor some boxes of Lapua 139 scenars to try..

    WildnonordictypeAlaska
     
  6. cracked butt

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    That seems like a fairly light load, but it looks like it shoots good. I use 140 gr SMKs and 46 gr RL-22 to get the best groups out of my rifles, the load has alot of bark to it, but I can keep them under 1.5"- of course I don't have the fancy shmancy Ajack on mine:D
     
  7. Sunray

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    If the average group is .9" who cares how fast it goes? Fire for effect.
     
  8. Wildalaska

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    ASwedish military ball runs at about 2600 also.

    WildgoodenufferthemgoodenuffermeAlaska
     
  9. mete

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    I don't know what the condition of your gun is but a good 6.5x55 is good for 1/2" groups. Don't stop at .9" . Powder about the speed of 4350 is good for 140s.
     
  10. atek3

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    ooooohhh, lapua 139 gr. scenars...HOT stuff... let us know your results.


    atek3
     
  11. Wildalaska

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    Ive actually shot a .4 incher.......the rifle is excellent

    Im trying to convincee SWBO to let me get one of those Lyman electronic scale/measures...

    WildtinkeringwithloadsAlaska
     
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    43 grains of 4350, Lapua brass, WW promers, 140 Sierra BTHP. sub 1 inch 100 yard group, 20 out of 20 at 600 meters on steel plate. Swede action Adams and B barrel, Fajen laminate stock, Burris 3X9 ballistic plex.
     
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