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All things 6.5 Creedmoor

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Apr 20, 2017.

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  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    Ok guys I have a 6.5 Creedmoor love it everything about it! Now as far as reloading the first load I tried is the best load I've ever fired .523 for 5 shots. So what loads are you guys using? (remember to do your own workup of course and use at your own risk)
     
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    Ive run 123 Amax in front of Superform, and H-4350. Accuracy from both was good, right around an inch but velocity was 200fps low (from expected) from a book max charge of Sup.
    Ive also run 143ELDx bullets in front of Superform, accuracy was in the .75-1" range, but velocity was 2500ish, which is again about 200-250 fps what i was expecting.
    All charges were worked up to book max, but I didnt see any pressure signs, and when i move back to working with the CM ill probably work my way up some more.
     
  3. bikemutt

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    I played with Alliant RL17 recently; definitely on the hot side even following Hornady book loads. Has potential.

    Could not get Varget to wake things up.
     
  4. rayatphonix

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    RL 17 is my powder of choice for 129/130 grain bullets. We moved sometime back and a can't find any records on what I've used on 140 grain bullets.
     
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  5. Captcurt

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    Same here. R-17 shot well with 120-130gr bullets in two of my rifles. A hot load under some old Barnes X's and 120gr Speer HotCors would cloverleaf three shots all day long. For the 140 gr I had better luck with IMR-4831 and H4350. A 130gr Accubond downed several deer this last season. Worked swell.
     
  6. MRH

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    Is anyone using this round on Elk? If so, what bullets?

    Mike
     
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