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6.5x55mm 140 gr Sierra Gameking - got a load?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bear2000, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. Bear2000

    Bear2000 Member

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    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.
     
  2. USSR

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    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
     
  3. Bear2000

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    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.
     
  4. cracked butt

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    The loads for SMKs and SGKs of the same weight are interchangeable and should have the same poi.
     
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